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    Flat Vs. Riser

    I'm getting a carbon handlebar for my Kona Unit - since I don't have back pain and don't huck, is there any reason not to get a flat bar? XC racing would be the ultimate goal here.

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    Basically, it boils down to personal preference.

    If the position of the flat fits you, then get it. It'll be lighter than the risers too.

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    It was the sweep of the risers that I liked at once. Now I'm using a flat Syntace Duraflite Carbon with 9 degree sweep.

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    What ever puts the bar in the right position.

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    Go for comfort. I just ordered a flat bar with barends to replace my riser bar.
    I just like riding my mountain bike.

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    for XC racing, I prefer he flat bar for its weight and narrow width that makes it easier to overtake on a narrow single track...
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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