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    So...What kind of handlebars are on your AM bike?

    I found a few threads "kinda" like this, but they were pretty old, so....

    This is my bike:



    The bars are some unidentified XC low-rise bars. They are narrow and feel too low to be very stable.

    What bars would you recommend or what are you using? Would I be overdoing it if I used a set of DH bars? Would I lose tons of climbing ability?

    Looking forward to your responses!

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    I run Syncros Bulk (710mm wide) on my bikes..... love the wide basr with short stems

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    easton AE-70 2" rise on my Heckler..

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    I'm using Easton Monkeylite XC (carbon). Very pleased with the performance so far.

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    I use a Easton Monkey Bar EA70, mid rise, 685mm wide
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    i use easton ea-30........but ive been wanting to switch to some bars with more rize and maybe some more width too....i think ill buy the Azonic Stripbar...the all white one....
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    Easton Ea 70s on one, carbons on another, and Syncros Bulk on another.

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    Primary: Sunline V1 - Mid Rise
    Stem: 31.8mm
    Width: 711mm (28")
    Rise: 38mm (1.5")
    Sweep: 5 x 9 degrees
    Weight: 277grams


    Backup: Race Face Atlas - Low Rise
    Stem: 31.8mm
    Widtch: 685mm (27")
    Rise: 19mm (3/4")
    Sweep: 6 x 9 degrees
    Weight: 270grams


    Bars are run stock length - not cut down.
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    Diety 31.8mm bars, at full width, white. I love them, maybe heavy, but white is pimp.

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    Bontrager King Earl

    31.8
    710mm width
    50mm rise, 9 degree bend

    Feels pretty burly for its weight.

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    08 Holzfeller bars bout to go to 08 Deity Dirty30
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    I would consider a shorter stem for all mountain. I ride Azonic doublewall - awesome, stiff bars!

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    I use Race Face Diabolus bars. 710mm wide, overkill for my riding, but i got them cheap. I'd say the sweet spot I've found is 685mm wide (easton's standard for risers) with a 100mm stem, but you'll find your own fit. If you're looking to change what you have check out The Race Face Atlas Lo-risers or Easton Ea70

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    EA50 27" midrise on the KHS and what came off that, 26" lowrise, will go on the TREK when i get a 31.8 stem
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    Syncros Bulk CF- 710mm wide, 180gm... what's not to love?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_Tires
    I use a Easton Monkey Bar EA70, mid rise, 685mm wide
    same here, works great in combination with a 70mm thomson X4 (OS).

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    stock NS Habanero, OS, 700mm uncut, 70mm rise, Heavy, but ok for now...


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    on-one mary bars
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    gravity 31.8mm, 40mm rise, 710mm wide

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    Answer ProTaper Aluminum 2" rise mated to a Thomson 70mm stem.

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    I'm using.
    Azonic AZ-7 on my AM Bullit. 25.4 stem,2 in rise,28in wide.

    Race Face Diabolus on my MC Fury 25.4 stem,1.5 rise,28in wide.

    I really like the feel and control of a wider bar and the Azonic matches my slip on Vans


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    Truvativ Team riser here. Coming from a slightly narrower bar (25"), I like the extra width (27" I think?).

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    I use a Easton Monkey Bar EA70, mid rise, 685mm wide
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDesperado
    same here, works great in combination with a 70mm thomson X4 (OS).
    Same on both accounts

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    FSA Gravity Light Carbon Bars - 711mm x 25mm rise; 31.8

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    I have an Answer ProTaper 25.5x1in on my Heckler. I just got an Answer Alumilite (27x2in) for my urban bike and I'm not feeling as comfortable on my ProTaper any more. Hopefully I will get used to it but if not, I might need the 2 inch rise ProTaper.

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    I run the Race Face Deus OS I had on my previous bike. I thought I would upgrade after a while but 6 months later, they still do the trick for my riding.

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    Ritchey WCS 25.4 risers, with about 3/4" cut off of each side. interestingly enough, they are being held to the bike by an Azonic Aggro stem. some people might look at my stem choice with a questioning eye based on the geometry and travel of my bike, but I like it
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    easton carbon monkeylite but sometimes feels a bit narrow at 680mm. or world force double wall if you can find any

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
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    i like how the gold bars look with the green frame. i have a green DB hardtail, i'd love to run those bars on my bike, but i already have black Answer bars (Alumilite, 27" wide, 2" rise) on there, and they're only a few months old.
    Last edited by golivar; 03-10-2008 at 04:04 PM.
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    Raceface Deus XC

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    Syncros Bulk 7075 low-rise (black)

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    Quote Originally Posted by golivar
    i like how the gold bars look with the green frame. i have a green DB hardtail, i'd love to run those bars on my bike, but i already have black Answer bars (Alumilite, 27" wide, 2" rise) on there, and they're only a few months old.
    thanx... they do look pretty sick huh? XD The Pro Tapers are almost as light as CF and yet strong enough for DH/FR... they're awesome in my book...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
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    Are those the 1" rise 24.5" width version? 25.4 Clamp?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by jebfour; 03-10-2008 at 08:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jebfour
    Are those the 1" rise 24.5" width version? 25.4 Clamp?

    Thanks!
    yupp... running shims with a 31.8 60mm Truvativ Holzefeller Stem...
    Last edited by mrpercussive; 03-10-2008 at 11:11 PM.

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    Syntace VRO stem/7075 flat bar in 680mm and 11 degree bend

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    truvativ holzfellers 31.8 370g

    going to FSA DH 31.8 carbon 220g
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    Quote Originally Posted by jebfour
    I found a few threads "kinda" like this, but they were pretty old, so....

    This is my bike:



    The bars are some unidentified XC low-rise bars. They are narrow and feel too low to be very stable.

    What bars would you recommend or what are you using? Would I be overdoing it if I used a set of DH bars? Would I lose tons of climbing ability?

    Looking forward to your responses!
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    Easton EA50 High Rise 31.8mm bars on a 50mm Thompson Elite x4 stem. I wanted EA70, but I honestly do not care now

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    Amoeba DH Ti 1.5" riser, 670mm (....one of those old hard to find bar)

    stem:
    Thomson 90x5
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    Diabolus 70x10

    depending on ride of the day.

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    Heckler: EA70 O/S Monkey Bar w/ 70mm Race Face Atlas AM stem

    Sette Shadow: Race Face Next carbon riser w/ 90mm Thomson X4 stem
    Last edited by GTV8; 03-12-2008 at 05:44 AM.

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    Just ordered a sunline v1 31.8mm w/ 38mm rise along with the v1 am stem 65mm

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    Let us now how that works out. I've been thinking about that combo myself. The only problem is the colors might clash with my slate ano bike...

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    Yeah BC would have been nice if they had come in black but to no avail , I figure they will be a load better than the stock raceface bar/stem that came with the bike. I'll give you an update once they are bolted on and ridden

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    Well my bike is a do whatever HT.
    At the moment 50mm syncros fr stem and Race Face deus XC bars (1" rise, 640 or 25" length) 200g in weight. But I'm looking at the option of trying something a bit wider - the Race Face Ride bars that came on it are also 640mm wide but weight 330g!

    I'd give DH bars a look in for sure, the weights are not that bad when you compare them to the shorter XC bars, the more lenth & the more rise the more weight as they need more re-inforcing.

    Some good examples I'd be looking at, I'd rather start big and cut down to my liking.

    Sunline V1 711,mm 260g in the 19mm rise
    Funn Fatboy 710mm 282g in the 30mm rise

    I think for '08 Sunline is supposed to be bringing out a 744mm bar weighing 309g (saw a pic on siclines)
    Or there's them Deity Dirty 30's which are 760 wide and of a decent weight too.

    The FSA Gravity LIght 800mm bar just seems plain too heavy (400g).

    All are in the same price range, the Deity's being more than the rest.
    The likes of Sunline V2 and some others which don't really specify the wieght all tend to be 300g plus.

    I think lower rise seems to offer more control in corners.

    Of course there is always Burgtec Ridewides if money is no issue.

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    Azonic Stripbar 31.8mm x 710mm and love'em.
    Tried a Raceface Next carbon 660 last week and hated its shortness
    Took it off after the first ride.

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    Gravity Light Carbon bars with a Race Face Atlas stem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged
    Gravity Light Carbon bars with a Race Face Atlas stem.

    Very nice shot... you into photography and stuff? mind giving us someore porn? XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    Very nice shot... you into photography and stuff? mind giving us someore porn? XD
    Thanks, I like to take pictures, but I'm hardly good at it. That was the best shot of the day, and I thought it turned out pretty cool. A nice camera helps immensely.

    I've posted some other pics here, but they are pretty horrid comparatively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    Very nice shot... you into photography and stuff? mind giving us someore porn? XD

    agreed...
    more pics are ALWAYS welcome...

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    Thanks for the posts! Thanks to this thread, I'm now looking at a 90mm (so I can still climb) X4 Thomson stem and using a 1" rise bar.

    Would you get the 0 rise or the 10 rise?

    Would I be better off with a 2" rise with a 0 stem?
    Last edited by jebfour; 03-13-2008 at 03:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    agreed...
    more pics are ALWAYS welcome...


    Fine, here's another one, but its more the MC than the handlebars, but they are there too. And I don't know why that little retaining clip is rusted, this was the first time the bike had been outside.


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    No gap?

    After looking at some of the pics here I noticed that some of the posters are running their brakes right up against the grips. I leave at least a 3/4" gap. Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacus Rex
    After looking at some of the pics here I noticed that some of the posters are running their brakes right up against the grips. I leave at least a 3/4" gap. Anyone else?
    yep..I use a similar gap

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/2292857014/" title="Gravity Dropper lever by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2394/2292857014_2475e51198_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="Gravity Dropper lever" /></a>

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    yep, gotta have the gap for 1-finger braking (for best control), otherwise my fingers end up somewhere funny on the lever

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    I run about a 1 1/4 inch gap between the grip and the lever. My rear shifter (without the shift indicator) is also outside of the lever like Crisillo's. Couldn't be happier with this set up - one finger braking all the way.

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    I give mine a "finger width" between the grip and brake.....

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    Wow, don't know where my post from earlier today went. Guess I'll try again:

    Sunline V One-OS Low Rise Carbon. (Got tired of ripping off the top of my thumb off bashing the lower shift paddle so I moved the stack over a bit.)



    Last edited by Surfinguru; 03-13-2008 at 09:09 PM.



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    After todays ride (first decent trail ride on the new bike) I changed the bars back to the stock (so instead of Race Face Deus, it's now Race Face Ride) Only problem is the only thing I know is that the Rides are the same width as the Deus, about 77g heavier and seems like they have more upsweep (or rise). Be great to know the numbers since they feel better on the bike.

    Reason for the switch was because the bike really felt better with the Pikes at 140mm compared to 110.

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    On my Moment, I'm running a Easton EA70 MonkeyLite 1 1/2" riser bar (27" wide) with a 90mm Thomson Elite stem.

    On my Epiphany, I'm running a Easton EC90 MonkeyLiteSL 1" riser bar (24" wide) with a 100mm Thomson Elite stem.
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