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Old 11-25-08, 08:21 PM
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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.
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Old 11-25-08, 08:28 PM
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How far apart do you keep your hands? This can determine the flat/riser choice for you.
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Old 11-25-08, 08:43 PM
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i've founds some pretty decent cheap bars out there. the downside is that most won't let me bring my bike inside.
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Old 11-25-08, 10:02 PM
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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...
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Old 11-26-08, 09:20 AM
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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!
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Old 11-26-08, 10:17 AM
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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.
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Old 11-26-08, 09:50 PM
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If bar-ends don't send shooting pains up the side of your hands, either risers or flats w/barends. Otherwise, risers.
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Sette products are pretty cost effective.
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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.

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Originally Posted by dirtbikedude View Post
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.

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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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