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    3" riser bars

    Are risers with a 3" rise made more for FGFS riding than normal FG use? Contemplating getting some but am wondering if it will put in too much of an upright position for normal day-to-day riding. Would prefer to get some opinions before spending the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurray View Post
    Contemplating getting some but am wondering if it will put in too much of an upright position for normal day-to-day riding.
    Insuffuicient information. What does your day-to-day riding involve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Insuffuicient information. What does your day-to-day riding involve?
    Sorry, it would be for my "around town" bike. Short (2-3 mile) rides to the store, the occasional leisurely ride with the wife. Longest ride I do regularly with it is a 10 mile each way to and from my second job on Sundays.

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    With the amount of stack height you already have I would assume a 3 inch rise would be overkill. If you did get them and thought it was too high you could always cut your steerer a little shorter, just put the stem below one of your spacers, or flip it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smurray View Post
    Sorry, it would be for my "around town" bike. Short (2-3 mile) rides to the store, the occasional leisurely ride with the wife. Longest ride I do regularly with it is a 10 mile each way to and from my second job on Sundays.
    Why do you feel you need FGFS risers?

    Dimension (QBP) makes risers with several different amounts of rise ranging from 30-100mm and any bike shop can get them for you for around 15 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Why do you feel you need FGFS risers?

    Dimension (QBP) makes risers with several different amounts of rise ranging from 30-100mm and any bike shop can get them for you for around 15 bucks.
    Normal risers could work just fine. I'm just curious if 3" risers would be worth checking out or if they'd most likely be overkill. Sounds like they'll most likely be overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Why do you feel you need FGFS risers?

    Dimension (QBP) makes risers with several different amounts of rise ranging from 30-100mm and any bike shop can get them for you for around 15 bucks.
    These are 3: Dimension bars, I ride this mostly around town and for grocery shopping


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