Offset head set cups – can I use them to increase reach?

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  • Offset head set cups – can I use them to increase reach?
  • raisinhat
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    Yes, but only by a few mm. You’d be much better off getting wider bars or a longer stem.

    crankrider
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    The bearings are not flat they are at an angle so it would not work – not a good idea.

    Peat etc had some for this years dh races… just offset no angle change.

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Yeah wide bars check, slightly longer stem check (but don’t want to go longer than 50mm) and every little helps when it comes to the headset 🙂

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    So if Peaty had some was that pro-only or could I get some?

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    If I run them both the same way will it work and make my effective headtube a bit longer?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    None that I’m aware of on the market but it’d be an easy enough think to make.

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Cheers all. Maybe if I ask cane creek nicely…

    Get a 60mm stem, honestly!

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Long stems and wide bars = crap handling.

    To be honest, I’ve tried various stem sizes over the years (maybe my bars arent wide enough though) and I found 70mm was the point where things went a bit ****, 60mm always felt good to me.

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