I was interested in this thread for the reason you stated here. While I am not tall, I think my legs are for my height. I have very wide shoulders and my arms are short for my height. I recently changed sizes in bikes to fit me better, but in the process it dropped my stack height and in turn dropped my bars away from my short arms. Now when I ride, my lower back is killing me and I really have to torque my neck to look down the trail. I bought some 40mm rise bars. I know climbing will suffer, but climbing already suffers when my lower back is in pain. Right now I'm worried that my new bike might not fit me.... but everything on it fits perfectly except for the fact I'm bending over to 'reach down' to my bars. Do you think riser bars would help this situation?i want more 50mm 29+ bar choices. only ones right now are deity and answer.
i AM a tall rider. and most all of it is in my legs so seat has to be higher. would like bars up a bit so i dont have to crank my neck so much.
no taller than 60mm. 40-50mm juuuust right for alot of us.
Hi Mr. kneetowaist,Why is it that most people seem to run low rise bars? I don't see anyone running 2in rise bars, is there a reason for that?
Look at the previous picture in the above post. Looks like 25+mm spacers with a high rise bar. I guess what ever it takes for good fit/feel for the rider.I wonder how many people are running low rise bars with 20+ mm of spacers under their stem. I see it a lot. Does it defeat the purpose?