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Hello. I noticed a lot of talk on the CX forum about dirt drop bars, Midge, moustache etc. Maybe you can help me with my mtb conversion (sorry it's not a cx frame). The question is - since I'm riding a mountain frame (hard tail), I'm assuming that drop/Midge handlebars will require a short "high rise" stem kind of like the Nitto dirt drop (but threadless). So will any high rise threadless stem do the trick? Or maybe these modern stems don't really replicate the geometry of the old dirt drop? Thanks for any advice...
 

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i suggest you post this to mtbr's single speed and 29'er forums. there are a lot rider there who use these bars.
 

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Hello. I noticed a lot of talk on the CX forum about dirt drop bars, Midge, moustache etc. Maybe you can help me with my mtb conversion (sorry it's not a cx frame). The question is - since I'm riding a mountain frame (hard tail), I'm assuming that drop/Midge handlebars will require a short "high rise" stem kind of like the Nitto dirt drop (but threadless). So will any high rise threadless stem do the trick? Or maybe these modern stems don't really replicate the geometry of the old dirt drop? Thanks for any advice...
Bicycle John's in Burbank has 40 degree threadless stems in various lengths for about $25. They aren't flashy or exceptionally light but they work well on my bike with Midge (which is the one in the 'midge porn' post on MTBR SS forum).
 
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