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Old 12-01-11, 10:41 AM
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highest rise handlebars? upright position for father's stumpjumper

hello!
i am a bit of a mountain bike newb, however not a newb to building/riding bikes (mostly of the track and road variety)

i am building up my soon to be father in law a Stumpjumper Classic frameset.
mostly with used but well working various deore lx and xt parts...
he is mostly riding this on the road and calm dirt paths, but considering hes paying thousands for his daughter's wedding i thought i would build him something nice that he could appreciate.

ive been building from the ground up, and now I am at the handlebars.

long story short, he has had shoulder surgery a while back, and im thinking i want the bike to ride as upright as possible. obviously stem geometry is a huge factor, but i was curious:

out of all the mountain bike riser bars, is there one that stands out as having the most amount of rise?

or perhaps you have an alternative suggestion...
thank you in advance!
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Old 12-01-11, 01:37 PM
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For something a little more sensible you might want to check into cruiser bars. They were my favorite setup for no-weight-on-my-hands road and mellow trail riding MTB. I tried porteur and northroads also but my long toptube and stem required a little bit of lean in my back with both those bars. The cruiser bars put me bolt upright.


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As important as height is reach and angle. I suggest a basic northroads setup - closer, more comfortable hand odition than flat bars or straight riser.
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some good suggestions! thanks ill be looking into them.
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