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    pnj
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    Riser bars, what?

    I'm slowly putting a bike together (STP I think...). Currently I have a pair of Planet X bars. I think they may be 1.5 inch rise, maybe only 1 inch. They are nearly solid aluminum, heavy and 8 years old so I want to replace them.

    What should I look for in bars? I won't be doing any heavy duty riding and I'm pretty smooth and light. I will be doing small drops, small jumps and manuals, manuals and manuals.

    taller, shorter, medium, what?

    I know it's kind of personal opinion but what are y'all thoughts on bars?

    thanks.

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    i have a set of 3in rise, uncut bada bing's.
    the wideness of the bars makes the bike feel really stable.
    and when i first started manualing, i heard the wider and taller the bars, the better.
    all i know is i can manual quite a bit with my current bars
    Last edited by azn; 02-08-2009 at 12:19 PM.

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    Like you said it mainly comes down to your personal preference .

    But there are other factors than just frame. Like stem length and rise, and how tall a fork you plan to run, etc.

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    Deity bars. The rise and sweep are just so comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Deity bars. The rise and sweep are just so comfortable.

    X2

    The old planet x Goliath bars are beasts. My old ones weighed what felt like 2 pounds.

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    azn... i think you mean badabings.. haha

    I personally run nempro weezy jeffersons w/ 3.25" rise.

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    I'm rollin the Nem-Pro Weezy's too. Love them.

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    i just have a pair of cheapie azonic world force, 2 inch rise, 6 (or maybe 8 i cant remember) degree backsweep

    i am looking at weezys or deity when mine die (or whenever i get some cash, whatever comes first lol)

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    nem-pro bars and the end all be all of handle bars used for dirt or street

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    Gravity Light Bars...
    Oh yes...

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    I like my nempro bars. They're awesome.

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    Answer Pro Tapers, gets my vote.

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    Build the bike first with the bars you have, then you'll know if you want something taller, lower, or the same.

    Frames with high bottom brackets tend to feel better with a taller rise bar (llike Blackmarket MOB). Bikes with low bottom brackets (like Specialized P1/P2) feel fine with low-rise bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Grove
    azn... i think you mean badabings.. haha

    oops, that's exactly what I meant.

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