Introduction

Need to replace the handlebars on your mountain bike? This guide will show you how to replace it so the bike is good as new.

Prop bike upright Unscrew the hex bolts holding the front and rear shifter in place.
  • Prop bike upright

  • Unscrew the hex bolts holding the front and rear shifter in place.

    • Use the H4 size hex wrench

  • Repeat for other side of handlebars.

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Slide the shifters toward the center of the handlebars so there is a gap between them and the grips.
  • Slide the shifters toward the center of the handlebars so there is a gap between them and the grips.

  • Repeat for other side of handlebars.

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Use a flathead screwdriver to wedge a gap between the grip and the handlebars.
  • Use a flathead screwdriver to wedge a gap between the grip and the handlebars.

  • Twist grip around until it comes off of handlebar.

  • Repeat for other side of handlebars.

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Slide the shifters off of the end of the handlebars.
  • Slide the shifters off of the end of the handlebars.

  • Let them hang on the bike.

  • Repeat for other side of handlebars.

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Unscrew the hex bolts holding the center bracket in place.
  • Unscrew the hex bolts holding the center bracket in place.

    • Use H3 hex wrench.

  • Place center bracket and hex screws off to the side. They will be needed in the next step.

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Attach new handlebars and screw the center bracket back in place.
  • Attach new handlebars and screw the center bracket back in place.

  • Make sure that handlebars are centered.

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Slide the shifters back onto the handlebars so that the numbers are upright.
  • Slide the shifters back onto the handlebars so that the numbers are upright.

  • Do not screw them back in place yet.

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Slide the handlebar grips back onto the ends of the handlebars.
  • Slide the handlebar grips back onto the ends of the handlebars.

  • Slide the shifters back against the grips and screw them into place.

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Conclusion

By following these steps, you will have your bike ready in no time.

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