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Can the handlebars on a Mongoose XR250 be raised?
My husband bought a Mongoose XR250 bike at WalMart today, and it came without a manual. As of yet we can't figure out how to raise the handlebars. Would anyone here know? Any answer or opinion would be appreciated. Thanks! :)

And may God Bless...
Posted by Kathy on 5/28/00

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  • Re: Can the handlebars on a Mongoose XR250 be raised?
    Most modern mountain bikes do NOT use an up-down stem to raise the bars. You adjust the height by either buying new bars with a different bend, or buy a new stem, which is the part that holds the handlebars. HOWEVER, these rules apply to "real" mountain bikes, the ones that are not sold in department stores and generally cost more than $300. The Walmart Mongoose probably uses this style, but I can't be sure. I remember the old days, when you could loosen a bolt on top of the stem and raise the whole stem. But then again, I'm over 40, and those days are long gone.
    Posted by TMBiker a 41 year old Weekend Warrior riding a orange from orange on 5/29/00

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  • Re: Can the handlebars on a Mongoose XR250 be raised?
    u would prob get a wrench and there is a nut on the bottom of the handle bars and turn that and loosen that and raise them if that doesnt work i dunno.
    Posted by Ameans1313 riding a mongoose d70r from ohio on 12/12/00

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  • Re: Can the handlebars on a Mongoose XR250 be raised?
    yes you just take awrench and loosen the bottom of the handlebars nut then shift it by moving it back and forth.thats how i did mine and it works just fine well it didnt brake yet and i race it hard all the time so i kind of know what im doing.
    Posted by Redneckhunter20 1/11/01 a 20 year old Racer riding a mongoose xr250 21 speed from plauina la 70763 on 01/10/01

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  • Re: Can the handlebars on a Mongoose XR250 be raised?
    On the top of the handlebar stem(which the handlebar mounts on) you will need to use an allen wrench and loosen the screw on top of the stem up then pull up on the handle bars. Tighten the screw making sure the front tire is level with the handlebars. then it should work wonders. If your husband races, jumps, etc., you might tell him to get some razor scooter foam grips to put on it, they really helped me. if you have any other questions e-mail me at blasterboy680@aol.com and i will be glad to answer any other questions yo may have!
    Posted by Alex Kennedy a 13 year old Downhiller riding a Mongoose xr250 from u.s. on 02/23/01

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  • Re: Can the handlebars on a Mongoose XR250 be raised?
    Yes. If you look at the stem where the handlebars are attached to the bike, you will see a little rubber cap. If you remove this cap, you will find the nut that can be used to raise or lower the handlebars. Good luck!
    Posted by Alex Ringering a 13 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Mongoose XR 250 from Illinois, US on 05/23/01

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  • Re: Can the handlebars on a Mongoose XR250 be raised?
    Get a mechanic and fix the problem as it would take less strain. If you seriously want to try, then download the manual from ninjaessays writing service review. It will have all the instructions and will help in raising the handlebars.
    Posted by LarryHickey a 25 year old Racer riding a royal enfield on 10/05/17

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