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Old 02-10-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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Question for the Racers

What is the point of adjustable rear sets, I have thought of them but dont really know what purpose they serve. I have heard it has to do with height of the rider. Im only 5'9 so I fit on my bike fine. would it be a waste or does it have to do with body positioning. maybe you guys can clear it up.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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What is the point of adjustable rear sets, I have thought of them but dont really know what purpose they serve. I have heard it has to do with height of the rider. Im only 5'9 so I fit on my bike fine. would it be a waste or does it have to do with body positioning. maybe you guys can clear it up.
for me, clearance(which if you are riding the right way you shouldnt be dragging anyhow) comfort, and when you crash them, cheaper to replace the bar, instead of the whole thing.


then there is bling factor.
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I use them for clearance and comfort. I don't care about "bling" (as evidenced by the appearance of mine...).

Some folks, like Jeff Grant, prefer the stockers because he is so tall that he is folded up when he uses rearsets.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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I use them for clearance and comfort. I don't care about "bling" (as evidenced by the appearance of mine...).

Some folks, like Jeff Grant, prefer the stockers because he is so tall that he is folded up when he uses rearsets.



well, if he would cut his hair.......
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yeah I was just trying to justify dropping cash on them haha. I think i would rather do suspension
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yeah I was just trying to justify dropping cash on them haha. I think i would rather do suspension
You'd get more for your money doing the suspension.
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I think mainly for ground clearance vs the stock height. Some stock rearset is adjustable now, so there is no need to shop for one if clearance is the issue you seek to resolve. Second factor is that factory breaks easily compared to aftermarket rearset. Third factor is the bling factor.
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I am no racer but I like the fact that they dont fold.
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