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    Riser bar suggestion/question

    I've been having a blast riding my Moto Track. I think I'm getting used to not coasting. I even put my clipless on and rode a few miles. Now I want to experiment with chopped risers. My LBS has some Easton MTB risers for like $30 new. I thought about buying a pair and cutting them down and putting some oury grips on. I just want to try it out. I also want to try some bullhorns eventually. How does my idea sound? I know I can order some Soma Late Risers for $49 but I want to mess around with some cheap ones first.

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    Have your LBS order you some Dimension 40mm risers. They come in silver and black and will cost you under 15 bucks.



    Or - order them online:

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CCQQ8gIwAg#

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    I like riser bar for my short commute ride(14 miles). It's so much fun, maybe it just that feeling of riding my BMX when I was young. Just shop around I got one for 14.99.

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    Ok. I see Jenson USA has lots of sizes. I'd get the 45mm right?

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    Easton bars are nice and they are a little long both low rise an high rise, about 1" and 2" rise with the same bend I think.

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    I recently did this got some risers and grips off my friends wallmart bike for 5$. Dooooo ittt it makes you feel like a badass
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    id ride it. after making it a fixed gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikeman View Post
    Easton bars are nice and they are a little long both low rise an high rise, about 1" and 2" rise with the same bend I think.
    Ok thanks. Im going to try and find the Dimensions locally. Question, when you chop them how much do you cut? I don't want it super small like I've seen on some sites.

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    See what's comfortable for you measure twice cut once
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeetow View Post
    id ride it. after making it a fixed gear

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    Yeah...go with 45mm. The Easton bars are nice but a little pricey for something you may not end up liking.

    I usually cut my risers so my arms are nice and straight (parallel to each other).

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    Got my Dimension Risers in today from eBikes. Pretty fast shipping. I'm kinda on the fence about the 24 degree bend. I thought most guys had straight risers. Did I mess up ordering one with a bend?

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    I definitely prefer risers with a decent amount of back sweep. Straight risers aren't very wrist friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I definitely prefer risers with a decent amount of back sweep. Straight risers aren't very wrist friendly.
    Ok so 24 degrees of back sweep isn't bad? I want to cut them down a tad and put my ourys on.

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    Got my bars cut and grips finally mounted. I like my first attempt. Too bad we have rain scheduled here for the next 4 days straight







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