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    Sycros Big Fixed Bar

    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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    Sound like a loser, not a riser.


    Sorry, I couldn't resist! No news here....
    Just a regular guy.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by The Avenger
    / Intended Use: Freeride / 29’ers
    Hmmm do they know something we dont know regarding freeride 29ers, there are only 2 frames just in the category and no forks.
    blah blah blah

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    So, they took a 1" riser and flipped the logo's?

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    A Niner Flat Top makes more sense than this bar.

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    Or the Salsa Pro Moto flat 11 degree.

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    Maybe their description is just marketing speak for a flat bar?... it lowers your position by at least 25mm since most risers start that 1" and go higher.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by The Avenger
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    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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