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    Weird Ritchey Bars?

    Any opinions on these supposedly Ritchey flats bars? They look a little weird to be honest and come stock on a bike I am looking at.

    Here they are- Ritchey Logic - Mountain - Bars - Pro Flat 10D

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    Not as weird as my flat bars

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    Having bars with a good bend in them is so natural feeling when you're riding

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    Wow! Those are some wacky bars. Thanks for the reply and I guess you're right about them feeling natural while riding. They just look different I guess.

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    My physio nailed it:

    Hang your hands by your side and then extend your arms out, allowing them to naturally bend. See what position your wrist ends up at....

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    Right on man! I tried it and I mean some of you guys really have all the answers. (only joking of course) Thanks for you're time and ride hard.

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    I had/have the ritcheys you linked to and I loved them. very comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhugh View Post
    I had/have the ritcheys you linked to and I loved them. very comfortable.
    Thats good to hear, might not wanna upgrade them after all. Was just curious what everyone thought because according to BikeRadar they felt weird at first, just took some getting used to.

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    yea I think they definitely look weird at 1st, but once I got them dialed in they were pretty sweet.

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    I'm NOT crazy about that Beach Cruiser sweep...
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    They bend forward first, and then back, so that if you're using them to replace a standard bar with much less backsweep, you won't have to replace the stem too. They put your hands at about the same place, just in a more ergonomically pleasant position (for some). YMMV.

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    I love mine. It keeps your thumbs, in relation to the stem, about where they would be on a traditional bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    I'm NOT crazy about that Beach Cruiser sweep...
    Each to their own... I was highly skeptical until I tried them for an extended period.

    Heading north of 40 (44 this year) and the old wounds from the crashes in teens and twenty's start to catch up !! If riding "wacky" bars mean I can still ride hard then it's form over fashion every time.

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    Not weird at all when you think about it. The unique shape lends the backsweep of a traditional riser bar without having to pair it up with a longer stem. I have two of them on two of my bikes. Just wish they were a tad longer.
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    Weird Ritchey Bars?

    Quote Originally Posted by For Waukee View Post
    Any opinions on these supposedly Ritchey flats bars? They look a little weird to be honest and come stock on a bike I am looking at.

    Here they are- Ritchey Logic - Mountain - Bars - Pro Flat 10D
    I think it was weird that the first ads for this bar said it took them 30 years to develop...three years after the nearly identical On-One Fleegle bar hit the market.
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    If you think those are weird, these must be crazy- Carbon 720 Enduro 20/20 | Answer Products

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    I ride swept risers, mustache variety that go forward from the stem, then back. I've tried 17, 25 and 40 degrees of sweep. I like 25 the best - it feels right and doesn't hurt my wrists the way 3 or 7 deg bars do. My faves are my now irreplaceable Carnegies. I've used them (my one set) on 3 builds. I buy a new bar for a new build, then end up stealing the Carnegies from the last build.

    I also have Answer 20/20, Clarence and Odin bars. It's all about finding what works for you. I don't expect they're for everyone - what is?. But if someday you start to get chronic hand or wrist pain, consider trying swept bars.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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