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Old 04-15-11, 09:34 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-15-11, 09:36 AM   #2
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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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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
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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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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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Old 04-22-11, 10:35 AM   #13
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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







I have to get a longer brake cable I know.
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