That easton measures rise from the center of the bend closest to the stem clamp all the way out to the center of the bar at the end. This means that the upward flair is included in the measurement. Im using a easton esomthing with a 1.5" rise and really ike it alot.jeepmtnbiker said:What height riser does most people use for XC riding, the bike is a kona kikipu, and Im switching from a flat bar with bar ends to a riser. I was looking at the easton monkey light but not sure which one to try. any suggestions?