Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cowtown, AB
Bikes: Titus El Guapo, Misfit diSSent, Cervelo Soloist Carbon, Wabi Lightning, et al.
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You can achieve the same position with either type, so it's entirely preference as far as that goes. However, flat bar/stem are lighter and stronger compared to riser bar/stem, assuming the same materials/construction.
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