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Just fishing to see if anyone has any more info about the Syncros Big Fixed Bar. A picture, a MSRP, a weight? Anyone?

Their web site says:

BIG FIXED BAR
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/ Intended Use: Freeride / 29'ers
/ This bar lowers your front end by a minimum of 25mm with no
change in steering leverage and control, and maintains a natural
wrist and hand position
/ Material: 7075 alloy
/ Rise: 0
/ Width: 690mm
/ Sweep: 10 degree
/ Clamp size: OS (31.8mm)
 

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Do you think the description actually means the bar is like a "reverse" riser? That would be horrible. I was thinking it was just flat or almost flat but with a 10 degree sweep.
 

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Say you've got a "normal" riser with the rise in the vertical direction. Normally there's some flare back and some flare up. Flipping said riser produces some flare back and some flare down. I would guess that this thing looks sorta like a flipped riser in its intended use, but still has flare back and up, so it's not the same as a riser with the logo flipped.

Also, I read "Freeride / 29’ers" to mean freeride OR 29ers, not a freeride 29er (e.g. Behemoth)
 

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The Avenger said:
Do you think the description actually means the bar is like a "reverse" riser? That would be horrible. I was thinking it was just flat or almost flat but with a 10 degree sweep.
Fleegle is 15 degree and FLAAAAAAT...
 

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IMO flare up is nothing but perfectly fine backsweep turned (or wasted if you will) upwards. I had a 12º Syntace that I tilted a bit back over for ~14º of backsweep and ever so little less rise than the spec'd 1/2".
 

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Cloxxki said:
IMO flare up is nothing but perfectly fine backsweep turned (or wasted if you will) upwards.
I understand that a lot of people (particularly people on this board, many of whom are users of "funky" bars, as one thread was once "officially" titled) like to have just backwards flare or even downwards flare (as seems to be the case with Jones bars, for example). However, many also like to have some upwards flare. Trials riders in particular tend to have their risers (those who use risers, that is) rotated really far forwards/flared upwards. For people who want upwards flare with a negative rise (which can also be done with the stem, though not really with short stems) I think this makes sense. Wait, make that people who meet the above criteria and like the weird look ;-D

Personally, I find that upwards flare gives me more control but is harder on my wrists. Since breaking one wrist a few years ago and then injuring the other from favoring it too much, I've rotated my bars back a bit. Still the "net" flare on my bars is close to being in the same plane as the line of my arms when their outstreched.
 
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