Do any GF riders have any positive or negative comments regarding the Big Sweep handlebars ?
Relatively new to biking so just trying to understand. The sweep bars shorten up the cockpit length as opposed to have a straight bar which would increase the cockpit length an I guess the bar rise would just set the rider position a little high or more upright ?sbc1cog said:So far all of the bikes we have sold with them, 17 degree sweep, the customers have swapped them to some thing more subtle.
17 degrees all but removes stem length and makes the cockpit much shorter, maybe with a much longer stem it would work but not sure the need. Up to 12 seems OK, past that I think it messes with position on a stock bike to much.
I should mention this is likely the reason why I wasn't fond of them.Crudcake said:I like the way mine fit me, I'm 6'2" and riding the 21" frame, which, for me, is maybe a bit too long.
Crudcake said:I have them on my X-Cal. My only problem is keeping my computer mount tight with the taper of the bars. I need to move the computer over to the stem.
But aren't bars more about personal fit? I like the way mine fit me, I'm 6'2" and riding the 21" frame, which, for me, is maybe a bit too long. The bars bring things back together for me.
Mine look cool and aren't too terribly heavy.
Very ironic Mr Crudcake, I am 6'2" and have ordered a 21" frame as well! That frame size feels the best to me especially since I am 60 years old and not really doing any crazy stunts or jumping.
I guess it is all about how the bike feels, how it fits when you are riding. I guess you need to pay specific attention to all of the details and sensations when you are riding in order to tweak the components to get the perfect fit!
So they are narrow and angled up ? I do like a wide grip since I have a large frametbear1 said:I have them on my x-cal and like the more upright riding position. If you don't like a short or upright position, you probably won't like them too much.
rconceptsinc said:My 2011 Superfly 100 came with the big sweep bars and I liked them alot. I ended up swapping it out for a carbon riser because I prefer carbon bars and wanted to shave some weight. If Bontrager ever made a carbon version, I would buy one for sure.[/QUO
Bontrager do a 12deg version !
But not available in the uk grrrr :madman:
No, they are swept back more than up. It gives my shoulders, elbows and wrists a more natural position when riding. They don't feel narrow. I think mine are ~610 or 640mm.rickcin said:So they are narrow and angled up ? I do like a wide grip since I have a large frame