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Old 10-10-08, 03:10 PM   #1
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Risers : how wide?

thinking of going the "riser" path.

currently running 40-42 cm road drops/bullhorns. how wide of a riser bar are you guys running?
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Old 10-10-08, 03:15 PM   #2
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and what risers?
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Old 10-10-08, 03:21 PM   #3
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i started a thread just like this simply called "risers" it has 4+ pages of info. use search to find it.
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Old 10-10-08, 03:51 PM   #4
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|---------------------------------------------This wide---------------------------------------------------|
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Old 10-10-08, 04:00 PM   #5
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bar width is personal preference. this goes for any type of bars.
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Old 10-10-08, 05:00 PM   #6
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The usual rule for road bike fitting is to multiply your hat size by 4.1 and then add the age at which you lost your virginity.

I ride a 44.
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Old 10-10-08, 05:06 PM   #7
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what if he hasn't lost his virginity yet?
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Old 10-10-08, 05:14 PM   #8
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That might explain his confusion. He can substitute the age at which he decided to save it for Jesus.
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Old 10-10-08, 05:18 PM   #9
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The usual rule for road bike fitting is to multiply your hat size by 4.1 and then add the age at which you lost your virginity.

I ride a 44.
you either have a tiny head or knew quite a few pedos when your were ~2 years old
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Old 10-10-08, 09:59 PM   #10
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you either have a tiny head or knew quite a few pedos when your were ~2 years old
Show us on the doll where the bad man touched you, huerro.
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Old 10-10-08, 10:53 PM   #11
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just wide enough to fit my ourys
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Old 10-11-08, 01:12 AM   #12
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Shoulder width. It's comfy that way and you get more leverage. There's a reason road bars aren't 8 inches wide.
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Double Wide.... YEEEEHAAAAAAAA
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As wide as you like. I cut them so that the front of the grip just barely touches the rise.
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To match your drops/bullhorns cut the risers ~10cms wider.
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