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Hey gang,

I ride a Giant Trance X, but my brother has a Glory 8 which we're trying to do a fork conversion on.

I recently picked up a slightly old but unused Boxxer Ride for him, thinking that all triple clamp forks would be the same. Anyway, its got a riser upper crown, as opposed to a flat crown, which is what he wants. He also wants it with direct stem mount to get the bars as low as possible.

People's thoughts on what is best, and what is actually do-able? Is it going to be easy enough to pick up a flat crown with direct stem mount? I have found these which may work....

http://www.romicmfg.com/mountainbike/Boxxer Pg.htm

If I can't get a flat crown, what would be the best way to keep the bars as low as possible?

Any help would be tops.

Chip
 

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The tall and short option on the boxxer is for the different stack heights of different frame/headset combos. Get whats fitts the bike and then choose a direct mount stem with a low rise.

I had sunline bar/stem on stock boxxer hardware and it was plenty low enough.
 

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chippas said:
Hey gang,

I ride a Giant Trance X, but my brother has a Glory 8 which we're trying to do a fork conversion on.

I recently picked up a slightly old but unused Boxxer Ride for him, thinking that all triple clamp forks would be the same. Anyway, its got a riser upper crown, as opposed to a flat crown, which is what he wants. He also wants it with direct stem mount to get the bars as low as possible.

People's thoughts on what is best, and what is actually do-able? Is it going to be easy enough to pick up a flat crown with direct stem mount? I have found these which may work....

http://www.romicmfg.com/mountainbike/Boxxer Pg.htm

If I can't get a flat crown, what would be the best way to keep the bars as low as possible?

Any help would be tops.

Chip
the flat crown wont change how low your bars can go... they're basically just for fitting purposes for different headtube lengths...
 

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Sweet! Thanks dudes. I had considered fitting a pair or roadie drop bars to the bike for a laugh...
 

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I love it when the answers are so helpful in a thread. Besides the drop bar suggestion that is but it was funny and people quickly piped in with quality feedback. Everybody is spot on and I wanted to add that I just put on a Canfield direct stem and it replaced an e13. It really was an inch lower and made a huge difference in cornering and it was noticeable when pedaling also. I put up a picture thread review here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=574601
 

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Yeah I agree. I'm no DHer, so don't quite get the jargon from time to time. But the links with the pictures were great - I've just ordered a crown through my LBS and they'll even help me fit it. Sweet!
 

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+1 on buying a Boxxer crown as opposed to one made by another company. The flat crowns are lighter and stiffer and fit most frames unless you have a long head tube and a tall headset.
 
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