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axelfox 11-25-08 08:21 PM

Getting Back Into MTB - Looking for Cheap Bars
 
I have a Specialized Hardrock Comp that is set up with trekking bars (Scott AT bars). I am going to get back into mtbing, so I think I may want to go back to flat or risers.

Any reason why I should go one way or another (flat vs. riser)? I see they still sell risers, so they must still be popular.

stevesurf 11-25-08 08:28 PM

How far apart do you keep your hands? This can determine the flat/riser choice for you.

scrublover 11-25-08 08:43 PM

i've founds some pretty decent cheap bars out there. the downside is that most won't let me bring my bike inside.

mcoomer 11-25-08 10:02 PM

Try the Rusty Pelican on Hwy 99. Just don't pick up the girls there. BTW...I don't understand what cheap bars have to do with MTB?? Oh well, don't tell them I sent you cause I owe the bartender $2...

bikinfool 11-26-08 09:20 AM

I prefer to call 'em dive bars.

A flat bar and riser bar puts your hands in different positions...where do you want them? All this time I thought my AT's just had other hand positions--and they were trekking bars all along!

LesterOfPuppets 11-26-08 10:17 AM

Flat bars can be had for cheaper.

Riser bars are good if you want a higher hand position than your stem or spacers allow for. Risers also give you a little fore/aft hand position adjustment by rotating the bars.

frankenmike 11-26-08 09:50 PM

If bar-ends don't send shooting pains up the side of your hands, either risers or flats w/barends. Otherwise, risers.

felt1 11-26-08 10:00 PM

Sette products are pretty cost effective.

dirtbikedude 11-29-08 08:51 AM

Why not keep the Scott bars? If they are the AT-2 then it would be no different then having bar ends on, if you are using the AT-3 or AT-4 you will have more positions for those really long rides and the 3 or 4 can act as brush guards for your hands.

DBD:beer:

axelfox 11-30-08 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by dirtbikedude (Post 7933977)
Why not keep the Scott bars? If they are the AT-2 then it would be no different then having bar ends on, if you are using the AT-3 or AT-4 you will have more positions for those really long rides and the 3 or 4 can act as brush guards for your hands.

DBD:beer:

Actually, I've been thinking about keeping those Scott AT-3 bars. I'll ride them for awhile and see how it goes.


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