raising handlebars on TrekFX 7300

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  1. ptlwp

    ptlwp New Member

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    I have had this bike adjusted perfectly and feels great now; except for that due to a back condition, I would be more comfortable with the handlebars raised up a couple of inches or so.

    My shop told me that it could be done but because the stem isn't adjustable, it would cost about sixty bucks.

    I said I would try to ride it as is but it does make my outings less enjoyable to some extent.

    Maybe I should go for a new raised handlebar?

    What say ya'll?
     
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  2. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    Are you sure it's not adjustable? After doing a quick search, the 7300 showed up on multiple sites as having an adjustable stem.
     
  3. ptlwp

    ptlwp New Member

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    The gent at the LBS said it was raised as high as it could be; it has a fixed stem or something.
     
  4. moparchris

    moparchris New Member

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    you could change the stem, get bigger rise handlebars, get a steerer tube extension (guy at your LBS should know what that is, also im assuming it has a 1 1/8" ahead type steerer) though the extensions arent really meant for any rough use, not the ones ive seen and installed anyway.
     
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    My apologies, it appears that the 7300 has an adjustable stem, whereas the 7300 FX does not. As moparchris pointed out, there are several other options available, all of which will require a new part purchase.
     
  6. ptlwp

    ptlwp New Member

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    I think I shall wait 'til spring and decide then. For $60.00 or so it pays to be comfortable.

    Thanx
     
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