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    Bars for 29ers

    I've read that some bars can be inverted for use with 29ers, can anyone recommend a brand that does this?
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    Sorry, I dont understand this question. Are we talking flat mtb handlebars? Why would you invert them?
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    Niner, Syntace.

    They make negative rise handlebars that allow you to lower, or raise, the bars 5 or 10mm.

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    I thought that was the question. In that case, why would you invert flat bars? They would still be...well... Flat. You would invert riser bars., unless I am missing something
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    I've read that some bars can be inverted for use with 29ers, can anyone recommend a brand that does this?
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    You'd likely have better luck in the general discussion as this isn't really that 29er specific (I'm saying this to be helpful, not a d*ck)

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    Serious inquiry here - would it not be better to flip a stem (if it has a rise) or lower the stem on the steerer?

    If you invert a handlebar, does not your rise and sweep also invert? You're bars would push away from you (sweep) and angle down (rise).

    I need to look this up now, I am curious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Niner, Syntace.

    They make negative rise handlebars that allow you to lower, or raise, the bars 5 or 10mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fat_tires_are_fun View Post
    I thought that was the question. In that case, why would you invert flat bars? They would still be...well... Flat. You would invert riser bars., unless I am missing something
    If you invert bars like this you get a difference in height.

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    These bars have no angle or up sweep. Just rearward sweep.

    And my stem isn't "inverted"; it's being run as it should be, which is effectively a -30 degree stem.

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    I assume you are having the same problem I have with 29ers. I can not easily get the bars as low as I would like. I run a Syntace F109 stem at -17 degrees with 1mm headset spacer below and Niner RDO Flat bars. With that set up I am able to get the cockpit in a proper XC height for my riding style. I will say that this set up was sketchy during seriously steep riding I did in CO. Went with a shorter 0 degree rise stem for that and felt much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    You'd likely have better luck in the general discussion as this isn't really that 29er specific (I'm saying this to be helpful, not a d*ck)
    Actually, it sort of is 29er specific, as 26ers don't have this "problem" of a high cockpit. I don't know that bars are orientation specific. If you want to install it upside down then just do it, there's no reason why you can't. Same for stems, flip it around if you like to. But as was previously mentioned, flipping the bars could change the direction of the sweep and rise, which may work out to your liking.

    A lot of bars are available in the same geometry, different materials. IMHO I'd buy cheap aluminum bars to find a configuration you like inverted, then get the lighter carbon fiber version (assuming that's what you're after).

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    I'd say very 29er specific. Especially for us guys with shortish legs.

    I use a specific +/- 5 mm Ritchey flat bar and a specific Syntace stem (Flat Force) to lower my cockpit.

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    my bike with it. don't have a decent close shot of my cockpit

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    That's crazy, my AM bike has more drop from saddle to bar than yours, I'm also 6'4" tall with ape arms. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by quax View Post
    I'd say very 29er specific. Especially for us guys with shortish legs.

    I use a specific +/- 5 mm Ritchey flat bar and a specific Syntace stem (Flat Force) to lower my cockpit.

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    my bike with it. don't have a decent close shot of my cockpit

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    This is really crazy! People come in different shapes and sizes! Who would have thought that? And they may even have different preferences regarding saddle height. Really crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quax View Post
    This is really crazy! People come in different shapes and sizes! Who would have thought that? And they may even have different preferences regarding saddle height. Really crazy!
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    Can the OP post a pick of his cock pit ?
    I'm not 100% sure what he is trying to achieve.
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