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    dances with bicycle 46x17's Avatar
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    Reason for sweep on Risers and Flat bars

    Pretty much what the title says.
    Why is back/upwards sweep good?
    Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
    -- Soren Kierkegaard

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    jack of one or two trades Aeroplane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 46x17
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    sleeper class tink20seven's Avatar
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    LBK has her riser bars turned down and they give her bike a really different look.

    /0.02

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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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    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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    Frankly, Mr. Shankly absntr's Avatar
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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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