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    High rise bars on AM bike opinions??

    Hey fellas and fellee's

    I've put my stem very low with all the spacers above it and absolutely loved the grip i was getting on my front tyre and my suspension was working miles better. Only problem I got with this set up was i found the bike a heap harder to lift to do manuals over things and jumping. I've been told that coupling a low stem height with high rise bars is the answer to fixing this. But whats too high or too low?
    I was thinking of getting a 50mm rise bar but not many people really go over 38mm. it's a giant trance with 140mm travel forks up front. Any advice or opinion is appreciated.

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    It doesn't matter whether you raise your grips by putting spacers back under the stem or getting a bar with more rise, the effect will be the same. It only matters where your grips are

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    lift*

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfred.fetta View Post
    lift*
    forget that message i was just trying to fix up my first post.

    Has anyone ever gone a 50mm rise?

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    Read the above post, it won't help your wheelie ability, only longer or shorter stem will affect it.

    My guess is you'll get used to where you need to place your weight further back, and you'll be back to normal

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    ahh ok i got it now, i didnt really understand that post at first. thanks

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    so, it sounds like the OP has options with spacers.

    I have a bike with a second hand fork, and the 65mm stem is slammed against the headset. Currently have an Atlas stem, and Straitline no-rise DH bars. I would like to keep the reach the same, but bring the grips up at least 2 inches. thoughts?

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    Like Kevin said, you will eventually get used to it. It's a matter of weight shifting and/or pumping the pedals harder. I had the same problem when I first reduced my spacers from 20mm to 10mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfred.fetta View Post
    forget that message i was just trying to fix up my first post.

    Has anyone ever gone a 50mm rise?
    I know a guy. It seemed to be working well for him surprisingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn View Post
    It doesn't matter whether you raise your grips by putting spacers back under the stem or getting a bar with more rise, the effect will be the same. It only matters where your grips are
    What he said^^^

    Using a riser bar to raise your grips is the same as putting the spacers back under the stem.

    What is your current stem length and bar width?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    true, but if I am using a second hand fork, with no option to raise the stem because of where the fork is cut, what do you like for an aggressive stem/bar combo that will raise the grip location about 1.5-2 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombinate View Post
    true, but if I am using a second hand fork, with no option to raise the stem because of where the fork is cut, what do you like for an aggressive stem/bar combo that will raise the grip location about 1.5-2 inches
    A riser bar or riser bar combined with a stem with some rise.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Actually just going with a shorter stem and wider bars helps a ton without the need for riser bars or stems.

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    spank spikes 777 50mm rise

    use what feels good


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    I started a thread in the 29er forums asking about bar rise preference...Thinking of going to a higher rise myself. Currently running a 20mm rise 762mm wide bar with a 50mm stem on my trail bike.

    Saw this Airborne in the N.M. forums fuglio...always dig the raw aluminum look, and this one is no exception!!SWEET... I'm still on a old school Yeti AS-X 20mm rise bar on it!

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    I use wide riser bars (780mm) with 50mm stem. In steep uphills the front wheel sometimes lifts but when going downhill or when riding more technical trails the control is much better. Also I seem to have a better grip with riser bars.

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    High rise bars on AM bike opinions??

    I got the spank 777 50mm bars too... One of my favorite add on's
    I hope you have a big trunk... cause I'm gonna put my bike in it!

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    I have a mate with BMX bars on his bike - really high and he loves them

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    I use 3 inch riser bars on my kona process...azoic world force in 762mm width. Same ones on my DH bike. This feels a lot better for me at 7 feet...seems like the front end height is one of the biggest issues in proper fitting for me.

    The bars on my custom ventana are only 2 inch riser, but the head tube is 7 plus inches on that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirsam84 View Post
    I use 3 inch riser bars on my kona process...azoic world force in 762mm width. Same ones on my DH bike. This feels a lot better for me at 7 feet...seems like the front end height is one of the biggest issues in proper fitting for me.

    The bars on my custom ventana are only 2 inch riser, but the head tube is 7 plus inches on that one...
    I love riser bars; currently have some Atlas 35mm bars. 3" is definitely a rise, would you mind posting a picture? i'd love to see your setup.

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