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Old 01-04-08, 07:12 PM
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Risers

For those of you who are happy with your riser set-up:

1)What height bar do you like?
2)What total width did cut them to?
3)What grips do u use?

I haven't found what I like yet. Need inspiration.
 
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.5"
38 cm (edit: cm not inches)
Ourys

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Old 01-04-08, 07:22 PM
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.5"
38"
Ourys
i didnt ask penis size and waist size.

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2 in rise
15 in width about
oury girps
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Old 01-04-08, 07:28 PM
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Mine are 17" wide and 1.5 height i believe. I think maybe a shorter stem could actually be what i want. That and a 2" rise. They don't look good and or feel upright enough.

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Old 01-04-08, 07:41 PM
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1" rise, 20" width, with ODI lock on grips.
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i would use risers if i didn't run a front brake. i have salsa pro moto flats (16.5") and a cross lever; i'm probably going to take another inch off the bars and be done with them. are any of you able to run a lever in really tight on your risers? (do you have to use a shim?) i would switch to them if i knew i could cut them as short as my flats.
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Old 01-04-08, 07:43 PM
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ape hangers with a nitto jaguar, 40cm, and glitter grips with streamers.
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Originally Posted by NewYorkMantle View Post
i would use risers if i didn't run a front brake. i have salsa pro moto flats (16.5") and a cross lever; i'm probably going to take another inch off the bars and be done with them. are any of you able to run a lever in really tight on your risers? (do you have to use a shim?) i would switch to them if i knew i could cut them as short as my flats.
I'm running a brake. It's a regular length lever, sitting on the flat before the rise. I just used electricians tape to shim it.
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl View Post
I'm running a brake. It's a regular length lever, sitting on the flat before the rise. I just used electricians tape to shim it.
so that doesn't feel awkward at all? i was thinking of doing that but was concerned about how comfortable the lever position would be relative to my hands; now that i think about it, i literally use my brake once or twice a week so i guess it wouldn't really matter anyway. it just needs to be there for the emergency it's meant to help me in.
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It works pretty damn well. I use my brake constantly. I do, however, have very large hands and long fingers, so it might be more practical for me. Its also nice because I end up grabbing the last 1/3 of the lever = more leverage to feather the brake one-fingered.
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0" rise
10" wide
oakley grips

1.5" rise
25" wide
oury grips

i run no brakes with both and love the feel...
with the wider risers it feels fun, practical and easier to bunny hop and skid -- very utilitarian
with the narrow 0 rise bars its a little challenging on the hills, hops and skids -- but it looks sweet
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about 38cm maybe a little smaller > shoulder width is what I find is best to measure off of.
used Nashbar bar with 1" looking for 1.5+" risers for my daily and winter bikes.
Revenge BMX "weed" grips > very comfy longer than my oury's, comes with bar ends and dougnuts
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i didnt ask penis size and waist size.

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ape hangers with a nitto jaguar, 40cm, and glitter grips with streamers.
oh baby! letmesee it! build and photo please just if for a second I wanna see it done.
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can someone explain to me the benefit of these?
i haven't been able to figure this out. i watched some dude a couple of days ago wobbling awkwardly around a corner.. i've seen people riding them not so awkwardly but it just made me wonder again.. i've never ridden them myself and i'm not knocking them, i just dont get it.
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5-inch risers, chopped 3 inches on each side with Sun-lite gel grips mounted.


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Originally Posted by jchechile View Post
can someone explain to me the benefit of these?
i haven't been able to figure this out. i watched some dude a couple of days ago wobbling awkwardly around a corner.. i've seen people riding them not so awkwardly but it just made me wonder again.. i've never ridden them myself and i'm not knocking them, i just dont get it.
I rode tons of BMX as a kid, so risers feel pretty natural to me. They put my hands in a good spot to pull up on the bars for getting over sketchy stuff, and they keep me pretty upright in the saddle (my tt and stem are so long I'm pretty stretched out anyways.)
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Originally Posted by alexfranko View Post
2 in rise
15 in width about
oury girps
probably pretty close to mine, 2 in rise, and i cut them to just inside my shoulders so i'm not sure of the exact width.

i got profile fr alu risers from jenson for like 15 or whatever at the end of last summer, i really like them just because i can sit way more upright than i could with my bullhorns.
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Originally Posted by jchechile View Post
can someone explain to me the benefit of these?
i haven't been able to figure this out. i watched some dude a couple of days ago wobbling awkwardly around a corner.. i've seen people riding them not so awkwardly but it just made me wonder again.. i've never ridden them myself and i'm not knocking them, i just dont get it.
that dude probably didn't know how to ride a bike in the first place... i see that once in a while with guys on platform pedals riding brakeless with tt pads and big ratios trying too hard to look cool.
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2" rise protapers. they're just about and inch or so lower than my saddle.
cut to be a little narrower than shoulder width. the grip bends very slightly.
hoffman bmx grips with the flanges cut off.

i also rode a lot of BMX as a kid and i bought an IRO a few years back as my first non-bmx bike. i tried road drops, track drops, chop/flipped bullhorns and some real bullhorns before settling on risers. i guess it's in my blood...
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OK: Why risers? I read a compelling essay on why to try risers here: https://www.surlybikes.com/spew2.html

It basically says you have so many adjustment options, its far better than a flat bar. So I tried them and love them. I left the flat bar behind. Now I have about 5 different riser and stem combinations. I'm trying to find that perfect setup. I don't yet quite feel like I've gotten it.
 
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I have (almost) a straight bar that I just measured for chopping off last night and I'm going to go for 42 cm. I'd go narrower but I need to fit a brake handle and Ourys on it too.
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5-inch risers, chopped 3 inches on each side with Sun-lite gel grips mounted.


5" doesnt look right to me. Not trying to dis. Just my opinion.
 

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