PDA

View Full Version : High Rise Bars




some dude
09-30-2003, 12:26 AM
I'm tall (6-5) and find my stock 1" rise bars have me bent over my bike more than I'd like - I often sit down when I can and I think it's because my back gets tired being bent over. I've been considering on my next bike to get a 2" rise bar (i.e. Truvativ Holzfeller) or even going to more of a BMX-style 3" steel riser (I was looking at the .243 racing model).

Other than lack of climbing ability (ha ha) and looking like I'm riding a hog when sitting down (:D), would there be any drawbacks to going with higher bars? I'm thinking it could only help.

ANy other brand suggestions?




[email protected]
09-30-2003, 12:32 AM
I like the Answer Pro Tapers myself. Nice agressive 2" rise and a nice feeling sweep. I love them.

BAC5.2
09-30-2003, 01:47 AM
Pro-Tapers are where it's at. Gold too :)

High Rise bars are shit for climbing depending on the bike. XC bikes like flat bars to keep your weight foward to keep the front end down in the hills.

Rosscofat
09-30-2003, 01:59 AM
IM SELLING PROFILE 4" RISER STEEL bars with crossbar for 50$!!! it can be yours!! super nice

some dude
09-30-2003, 02:38 AM
Good deal - but 4" might be getting too extreme.

Rosscofat
09-30-2003, 02:41 AM
they have great sweep very nice.. plus for 50$ u cant go wrong :D u need shims tho they are from bmx stem (all it means is its not bubbled up for mtb)

IFO
09-30-2003, 02:43 AM
Azonic makes a really good hi-rise DH bar...

http://www.azonicusa.com/a-handlebars.html

enjoy....

Rosscofat
09-30-2003, 03:52 AM
shhh IFO! im trying to make money :D 45$ for the profile bars I have photos of it if u want them :D steel with cross bar

IFO
09-30-2003, 04:22 AM
oh so then i guess this link doesnt help either ???


http://www.bikeroom.com/product.cfm?ProductID=409


:D

Rosscofat
09-30-2003, 04:25 AM
IFO... shush! cmon my bar is cheeper!! 3 1/2" rise is what it has

IFO
09-30-2003, 05:18 AM
Originally posted by Rosscofat
IFO... shush! cmon my bar is cheeper!! 3 1/2" rise is what it has

thats a fricken BMX bar for gods sake,...:eek:

does it say .243 racing aswell....

:D

KOW49
09-30-2003, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by IFO
thats a fricken BMX bar for gods sake,...:eek:

does it say .243 racing aswell....

:D

bmx bars are at least 4" rise :P


buy a dmr wing bar they are 40 everywhere

good cromo bar 3 inch rise

FullMonty
09-30-2003, 08:59 AM
I have a DMR wingbar on my HT, and it's sweet.

If you want chopper, check out my bike (the pic's pretty old, crappy, and out of date, but you'll get the idea,) http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/photo/?op=view&image=70529

Jesse James, WCC has nothing on ME!

C.C.
09-30-2003, 09:00 AM
I think Easton makes a 2.5" rise bar. Probably the best bar out of the conventional style (sans cross bar).