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    Bar height

    What height does everyone like their bars to be on their free ride / all mountain bikes? Even with the saddle? Slightly above the saddle? Slightly below the saddle? I would say in inches from the ground up but due to the variety of rider height, that would vary too much.

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    seat even with the bars is a good compromise for all mountain IMO
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    My seat is usually like an inch above the bars, but i noticed that with each inch higher it gets extremly easier to go over the bars if you brake in the wrong moment.

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    I have my bars set even with the saddle. I've been thinking about lower the bars a bit but I like the added control I have with the bars even with the saddle. I think if I were xc racing I would have them a couple of inches lower.

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    Try 'em with all the options. You can really feel the difference. I have a stem with +/- 5.. or maybe 6.. degree rise and just flipping that over if the difference between endos and wipeouts or cornering really really well.
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    I can't find a one size fits all situation. Depends on the part of the trail and how my legs feel.

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    after being thrown over the bar twice i now have the bar an inch higher than the saddle for XC
    not only do i not fly over the bar, but the center of gravity is lower so i have some more control with corners

    but you should try every option until you find the right one cause thats pretty much how it happened for me

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    On my trail bike...sometimes my bars are above my saddle, sometimes they are below...Gravity Droppers rule.

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    coming from bmx i like to keep my saddle low. it really helps having it out of the way when you're manuvering around the bike, also i would never jump without it being slammed

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    Having your saddle low sucks for long rides.

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    I'm about even (saddle and handlebar) also. Seems like a good compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    On my trail bike...sometimes my bars are above my saddle, sometimes they are below.
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd View Post
    What height does everyone like their bars to be on their free ride / all mountain bikes? Even with the saddle? Slightly above the saddle? Slightly below the saddle? I would say in inches from the ground up but due to the variety of rider height, that would vary too much.
    I'm about even...
    Why is going slower harder?

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