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Old 01-26-06, 01:56 PM   #1
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Reason for sweep on Risers and Flat bars

Pretty much what the title says.
Why is back/upwards sweep good?
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Old 01-26-06, 02:09 PM   #2
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Why is back/upwards sweep good?
At least for back sweep, it tends to be easier on your wrists. Holding onto a straight bar and pushing and pulling on it all day will hurt your wrists after a while. Thus, the sweep.

For some folks, that's just not enough though. Enter the On-one Mary bar and Jones H-bar.
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Old 01-26-06, 02:14 PM   #3
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LBK has her riser bars turned down and they give her bike a really different look.

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Old 01-26-06, 02:30 PM   #4
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Some folks find that a little more sweep on mtb bars let them get a more natural angle for the hands/wrists. After hurting my hand/wrist in a crash I have become uptight about hand position and find that more sweep/bend (10-15 degrees) is more comfortable than a standard XC bar (5-7 degrees.) If you want a flat bar with lots of sweep, check out the surly torsion bar. They are steel, made by Nitto, and have a 15 degree sweep.
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Old 01-26-06, 02:38 PM   #5
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i have some cheap flat bars that i flipped so that the rise goes up. they've worked pretty well for me so far.
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funky flipped/chopped risers. I dig
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Old 01-26-06, 03:01 PM   #7
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Ditto neverwrite. The more natural and relaxed hand/wrist position. Oddly enough, I quite like riding on the shoulders of drops.
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