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Well I got my stuff in today for my SS build but they accidentally sent me an 11 degree sweep (salsa pro-moto) instead of the 5 i asked for. my other bikes are almost perfectly flat. The rest of my shop told me that an 11 sweep would be awesome and I would love it, It kinda makes sense since it is an SS and will have a wider bar, but im not sure.....

Anyone have any insight on high sweep bars?
 

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Guital2 said:
Well I got my stuff in today for my SS build but they accidentally sent me an 11 degree sweep (salsa pro-moto) instead of the 5 i asked for. my other bikes are almost perfectly flat. The rest of my shop told me that an 11 sweep would be awesome and I would love it, It kinda makes sense since it is an SS and will have a wider bar, but im not sure.....

Anyone have any insight on high sweep bars?
I have a titec flattracker and it is great -- has the sweep of their risers without the rise.
 

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how exactly does more swept bars make the ride more confy?? I currently have a maybe 5 degree sweep bar....
Well the theory is.....reach out and put your hands strait in front of you now reach them aorund to your side......your arms complete a half circle....the backsweep is supposed to compensate for that....wider bar should be more comfortable with more sweep to conform to your extension.
 

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Another Flat Tracker user here. I don't particularly embrace risers over flat bars, but was impressed with how constrained (i.e. narrow) my previous flat bars were in comparison. Wide and flat with a decent amount of sweep is good for opening up my breathing and doesn't get in the way of the mostly wide-open trails that I ride.
 

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Keep the sweep.........

Guital2 said:
Well I got my stuff in today for my SS build but they accidentally sent me an 11 degree sweep (salsa pro-moto) instead of the 5 i asked for. my other bikes are almost perfectly flat. The rest of my shop told me that an 11 sweep would be awesome and I would love it, It kinda makes sense since it is an SS and will have a wider bar, but im not sure.....

Anyone have any insight on high sweep bars?
If you've never ridden with over 10 degrees of sweep then you should try them.....
11 degrees is nothing......many people prefer more...
Much nicer on your wrists....and they put your hands in a better position/angle for climbing.

You will love it.......and next year you'll be looking for some 15 degree bars.
Don't get stuck into the group-think rut about bars. More people.......NO, most people should be experimenting with different/better bars.
Just because the bikes normally come with 5 degree or less bars doesn't mean its best.
 

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Well that helps with my confidence....thanks Chester.....

Its a pretty sweet bar, a few people I work with want to buy it, but I think I will give it a shot first.....gonna be a spicy bike, almost all salsa components, put the Salsa SS ring on my Hone crank today it is frickin beautifull...:) sorry Im just really excited!!!
 

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Oh....Tim.....just tryin to make a long story short and save the exploitation of my ignorance.


for those who care I was 1 part number off when I ordered the bar......
 
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