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    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
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    What is it that you look for...

    In a handlebar.

    Is it weight?
    Is it in the upsweep/rise/backsweep?
    Is it in the width?
    Or a mix in all three?

    Discuss...


    For me, my biggest factors is with the rise and width of the bars. 2" rise and 720mm wide, any lower and wider and I can feel discomfort in my shoulders.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    soft pedal zen Higher Class's Avatar
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    Shape, absolutely. Most bars come long so you can trim them, and I can adjust height via. stem. They gotta have just the right amount of sweep back...

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    Width, rise and sweep. Weight is last. Usually weight and price are in relation to one another, lol.

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Rise and width and then weight which is the least important.

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    Gravity hunter dminor's Avatar
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    Backsweep/upsweep, then width and rise. Weight is non-factor when you're talking a few ounces. Renthal, fortunately, covers it all and includes bling quotient.

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