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Domestic Fowl
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noonievut said:
Quick question - how does moving the riser bar closer and farther from the rider adjust steering responsiveness? Is closer less responsive...further more responsive?

Doesn't matter if you have a straight bar or a riser bar, if you move the axis of the handlebar closer to the axis of the steering tube, it will tend to make the steering faster(smaller hand movement for the same amount of angular deflection). Also, shortening the location where you grip the bar (i.e. cutting down the bars) will do the same thing. The shorter the distance between the axis of the steering tube and your hand, the faster the steering and the lower your leverage.

It's all simple geometry.
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