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in particular, i'm interested in different rise bars on a hardtail i'm building up. bars with rise always seemed out of place to me on a hardtail, but seeing their popularity it may just be me. to that end, i'd love to see different setups with both flat and riser bars.
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Steel HTs are great; here is mine. With zero degree risers. :) Old school, but I ride it as much as my Superlight.
 

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I'll play

Sorry about the terrible pic. Windsor cliff 4900. Sunline bars, ODI rogues, and some cheapo, better than stock pedals. She's not much, but I love her. Hopefully I'll be upgrading soon, if not, oh well.:thumbsup:
 

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Both of my hard tails and my FS bike all have low rise bars. The Rig came with flats which I swapped out soon afterward due to wrist pain issues.

 
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good stuff. it's kind of reaffirmed my initial reaction. i think i'll stick to flat or low rise on the ht.

thanks guys.
 

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good stuff. it's kind of reaffirmed my initial reaction. i think i'll stick to flat or low rise on the ht.

thanks guys.
I understand you're going for a certain look but you should ultimately use bars that fit you best and make the ride the most comfortable/enjoyable. I know flat bars make a bike look racy and fast but if they are killing your back, then your will neither be racy nor fast.
 

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i agree. but i can achieve the same position spatially with spacers and stem angle and not necessarily with bar rise. i was just trying to see what i was missing with the riser bars
 

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i agree. but i can achieve the same position spatially with spacers and stem angle and not necessarily with bar rise. i was just trying to see what i was missing with the riser bars
If that be the case, godspeed - but I highly recommend finding a flat bar with proper sweep for you. I have seen and had some flat bars with almost zero degrees of sweep and they are brutal on the wrists for long rides as no sweep creates a very unnatural position for many riders.
 

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i agree. but i can achieve the same position spatially with spacers and stem angle and not necessarily with bar rise. i was just trying to see what i was missing with the riser bars
Because risers are comfy and don't require me to have 10" of uncut steer tube to get a good fit.
 

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Low rise, tried flat after I got back on a bike,
like I used to use, back didn't like flat bars.
Went with low rise, back is good.:D
 

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