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Old 08-24-19, 10:53 AM
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Mountain bike conversion

Hello group,
I have a Trek 960 mountain bike that Iíve had for years. I have hybrid (fairly wide) tires and only ride the back roads. I have wrist pain when I ride. Is it possible to raise the handle bars up? I would like to keep my bike and not buy a new one. Thanks for any help
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Old 08-27-19, 12:44 PM
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I did just that on my Novara. I essentially took a 26x1.9 hardtail MTB and made it into something more like a dual sport. I also changed the grips to ergonomic types (with a palm swell). The guys at my local bike shop keep trying to get me to buy a new bike. I've had this one for 17 years but only 10-12 in its current configuration.

Lousy photo but you'll get the idea.

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On what comes up on a quick pic search, Iím seeing Trek 960 with both quill stems and aheadset stems.
Raising the bars is doable on both, but methods vary.
Post a pic or do some homework on what yours is and let us know for further guidance.
In the pic posted by CSG, itís an aheadset type stem.
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Old 09-12-19, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by RPK View Post
Hello group,
I have a Trek 960 mountain bike that Iíve had for years. I have hybrid (fairly wide) tires and only ride the back roads. I have wrist pain when I ride. Is it possible to raise the handle bars up? I would like to keep my bike and not buy a new one. Thanks for any help
RPK
You likely can raise your stem upward and get your handlebars where you're comfortable. Had to do this to my Trek 800 Sport Singletrack.
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Old 09-13-19, 01:14 PM
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For solving wrist pain, you should try ergonomic grips or other shapes of handlebar. Try standing over the bike (while stationary); lightly rest your palms on the grips and let your arms and wrists totally relax. Then find a handlebar that lets your hands be in that position.
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