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Old 11-11-09, 11:03 AM   #1
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Handlebar rise...and why...

I like a good 2" bar on my trail bike. I remember this topic a while back about y'all doods wanting lower rise bars and just wanted to revisit it a bit. I'm wondering if I'm gonna like the rise on my Tioga bars for the bikes intended design.


I notice shredders like Lacondeguy using what looks like 3" rise bars. Dirt jump bars in general are pretty dang tall. (of course there are exceptions) DMR wing has a cross bar like a mini-BMX, and it's 3". Is this for more room to breathe on tailwhip type stuff? Nothing will answer this question for me better than experimentation, so I'm gonna ride it a bit the way it is and see how I like it, but just wanted to know if there's a theory on super-hi-rise bars for urban/DJ.
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Old 11-11-09, 02:53 PM   #2
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No help on the urban stuff, but...

All my trail rides have been swapped over to low rise and wiiiiiiiide bars, with slightly shorter stems, less spacer under said stem, and as low a headset stack as I can get. Feels awesome. Nice and low front end to climb with, and get more weight over the front tire when descending and cornering, yet still keeping the slack head angle.

The TransAM today? Same head angle with a near 1" shorter BB height and near 3/4" shorter front end height as the old frame, and it felt f'ing awesome on the tight and fast corners where I was riding
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