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Old 10-08-16, 05:17 AM
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Flat or 15mm rise?

I'm looking at some new riser handlebars and am wondering about rise? What's everyone's preference?

Thanks.

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It should mainly be about where you want your hands to end up. I had a bike last year that tended to cause me wrist pain whenever I rode it. I swapped bars for a slightly higher rise and that was enough to shift my weight backward just enough to completely relieve the wrist pain. Now that bike is one of my favorites.
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Thanks Jonathan,

I couldn't edit my title. After I looked at the bars in question (FSA Afterburners), I noticed it was a typo on the site I was looking at. They actually only come in a flat and 15mm rise. I'm 5'9" and my back isn't what it used to be so I think I'm going to got with the 15mm rise.
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Old 10-11-16, 06:48 PM
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Handlebars are really a personal thing , there is no right or wrong , just what you prefer or need.
I like a slight rise , mostly for lower back and reach problems.
I've read that a slight rise makes the bars more compliant (less stiff) than flatter bars.
I had similar bars to the traverse when new , then tried trekking bars which helped for comfort.
I wasn't thrilled with the look , so I tried bars that had more wrist angle to bring the bars closer than flat bars.
These were my next bar (currently)
https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Space.../dp/B002I7K57Q
Fairly cheap to try and I kinda like them better than the trekking bars.
You could try different stem length and angle also , but these were easy to swap and try , all controls fit fine and the bar center was 25.4mm standard size.
I also like the Surly Open Bar , same deal more angle , more hand positions because of the control length on the bars.
Bars are the last step in the bike fit/comfort thing , so it may take a few tries , but it's worth it when you're done.
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Thanks Mick,

I ended up getting some FSA Afterburner bars 15 degree rise:
FSA Afterburner Low Riser - FSA

I got the 685mm width as I want to cut them down to about 650mm. I picked them up new for $30 so I figured give that a try before changing stems and just hacking up my stock bars. I don't think I'd want more wrist angle but maybe I'll try that later if this doesn't work out.
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15mm to 20mm rise, and about 680mm for me. I don't like totally flat bars at all, my neck is not the most flexible thing in the world.
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