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Hi all. Loving my Giant XTC3, but since most of my riding is around the neighborhood with my 5-year-old, or 30-50km exercise rides, and not much offroad downhill or up over the bars hardcore pushing, I'd like to make my ride a little more upright and comfortable.



Can you suggest the best method, part(s) to do this?
Thanks in advance, and sorry if there's a better forum for this.

Here are the specs:
Giant XTC 3 2010 or Cannondale F5 2010? photo from the Mtbr Mountain Bike Photo Gallery

Oh, one other thing. I noticed that these shocks have only a pre-load adjuster and not a lock-out. Is that something that could be added on, or would I need to replace the whole fork?

Thanks again.
 

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Hi all. Loving my Giant XTC3, but since most of my riding is around the neighborhood with my 5-year-old, or 30-50km exercise rides, and not much offroad downhill or up over the bars hardcore pushing, I'd like to make my ride a little more upright and comfortable.



Can you suggest the best method, part(s) to do this?
Thanks in advance, and sorry if there's a better forum for this.

Here are the specs:
Giant XTC 3 2010 or Cannondale F5 2010? photo from the Mtbr Mountain Bike Photo Gallery

Oh, one other thing. I noticed that these shocks have only a pre-load adjuster and not a lock-out. Is that something that could be added on, or would I need to replace the whole fork?

Thanks again.
and adjustable rise stem would be the best route as mentioned previously. The lockout couldn't be added after the fact. They best bet if you are interested in a lockout would be to keep your eyes peeled at local bike swaps, MTBR classifieds or craigslists for a similar fork with lock out then do the swap.
 

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Could get some big bar ends with near 90 deg bend. Install em near upright and cover with bar tape. That's what I did with my older mtb converted to "Daddy" bike. This way if I wanna trail ride it I can just move em forward where they normally would be or just take em off.
 
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