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    Do you like Mary bars?

    I've never had Mary bars but rode someone else's bike who had them and they felt good. Is it all about the comfort with MAry bars?

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    It is all about back sweep! Most standard bars, either flats or risers, have between 0 degrees and 12 degrees of back sweep. Many riders find bars with more than 20 degrees comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogii View Post
    It is all about back sweep! Most standard bars, either flats or risers, have between 0 degrees and 12 degrees of back sweep. Many riders find bars with more than 20 degrees comfortable.
    are the mary bars considered more than 20 degrees?

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    Mary Bars are 40 degree, quite a bit of sweep. I've run Origin-8 Space Bar OR's which are basically the same exact thing on my hardtail. I like them for XC type riding, very comfortable for sure. For more Trial/AM riding on my 5" travel 29er, the Ragley Carnegie's Bar with 25 degree sweep and 685mm width are really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    I've never had Mary bars but rode someone else's bike who had them and they felt good. Is it all about the comfort with MAry bars?
    They are still too straight for me, but work fine.


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    Not a big fan of the Mary bars, but I love my Ragley Carnegie bars.

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    No. Had them and the shape seemed nice but they were too stiff for me. I went to a Salsa Pro Moto Carbon. Mo' bettah'.
    I don't rattle.

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