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Converting a mountain bike to a drop bar bike isn't a process that is likely to save money unless you are very careful with parts selection so you don't make mistakes, and spend a lot of time hunting for just-right used parts at bargain prices. Moreover, generally one would desire a larger MTB frame for drop bar use than for a standard MTB setup. However, ...


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With 7 speeds you can use bar-end shifters, that can be found used. The stem will need to be steep so it provides a big rise. Google for photos of drop-bar mountain bikes to see what I mean. Otherwise your weight will be too far forward and the bike will be hard to ride. I have a Spot Longboard 29" bike that I use drops on from time to time to change ...


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Integrated drop bar shift levers are inherently expensive, so I'm not sure how much you will be able to keep the cost down. Also, you will probably have a hard time finding 7 speed integrated levers. They would either have to be old, or low end. And even the low end stuff is quite highly priced. Based on the searching I've done around the web, it doesn't ...



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