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    Zero rise, 800mm, 35mm alu. bars?

    Looking for some quality zero rise, 800+mm width, 35mm clamp diameter, aluminum bars, and my Internet-fu is failing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b rock View Post
    Looking for some quality zero rise, 800+mm width, 35mm clamp diameter, aluminum bars, and my Internet-fu is failing me.
    My qbp-fu shows the renthal fatbar and race face turbine R; both are 10mm rise. Q doesn't stock any flat/800/35mm bars. They have a flat whisky 9 carbon bar in 840.


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    Thanks for the recommendations. It's looking like, if I want to stick with aluminum, the closest I can get, with brands I am familiar with, is:
    * zero rise
    * 780mm width
    * 31.8mm clamp

    I would buy a new stem (currently have 35mm) and encapsulated lock on grips, which I would slide out 10mm on each side (which I am not excited to do, but it would get me to 800mm, zero rise).

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    Quote Originally Posted by b rock View Post
    Thanks for the recommendations. It's looking like, if I want to stick with aluminum, the closest I can get, with brands I am familiar with, is:
    * zero rise
    * 780mm width
    * 31.8mm clamp

    I would buy a new stem (currently have 35mm) and encapsulated lock on grips, which I would slide out 10mm on each side (which I am not excited to do, but it would get me to 800mm, zero rise).
    Needing a 800/flat is odd when there are 780/flat and 800/10 options. Like, if you're short enough where 10mm of rise kills you... 780 seems like it'd be ok. Conversely, if you're big enough 780 just doesn't work... 10mm rise seems like a benefit.

    I'm curious why it's gotta be 800/flat.
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    My main goal is to bias more weight onto my front wheel, on a bike that otherwise fits well, but has a tall headtube, while simultaneously working on my flexibility and attack position form (which I understand is likely the majority of the problem). I am trying to do everything I can to prevent more front wheel washout crashes when descending.

    800mm: I'm tall enough that picking an XL frame was a no brainer (from a company where that is the largest size). I have 760 right now, but 800mm seems more appropriate for my height, and may help my goal to bias more weight forward.

    zero rise: I've slammed my stem already, so I want to do all I can to reduce the height my hands grab the bars, since the headtube is taller (170 height) than a lot of other 27.5 XL frames, and the effect of this tending to bias weight back has been noticed by a few reviewers.

    I could consider a negative rise stem too, but I know that can affect reach, and I wasn't sure how many things I wanted to change at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b rock View Post

    I could consider a negative rise stem too, but I know that can affect reach, and I wasn't sure how many things I wanted to change at once.
    It doesn't really affect reach, it affects stem length. Reach is a sort of arbitrary measure, it's just the best/understood one at this moment. Front-center is the dimension to watch.

    FWIW, i'm 6'3, and while i definitely prefer 780 to 760, 780 vs 800 is a wash, and i didn't see any benefit in going >800 - it just got more cumbersome. Also, at our height a couple psi in the shock can make a disproportionate difference.

    Good luck with the hunt- i just mention that stuff because you're looking for a very rare handlebar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg View Post
    It doesn't really affect reach, it affects stem length. Reach is a sort of arbitrary measure, it's just the best/understood one at this moment. Front-center is the dimension to watch.

    FWIW, i'm 6'3, and while i definitely prefer 780 to 760, 780 vs 800 is a wash, and i didn't see any benefit in going >800 - it just got more cumbersome. Also, at our height a couple psi in the shock can make a disproportionate difference.

    Good luck with the hunt- i just mention that stuff because you're looking for a very rare handlebar.
    Right on, it sounds like we may have some similar bike fit parameters. I think I will go with the Fatbar Lite 0mm Rise 780mm and a -6 degree 31.8 stem to replace my 760/20mm rise and 35mm clamp 0 rise stem. I will have to revisit my fork pressure too, I probably went up a few psi in the last few months.

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    Zero rise, 800mm, 35mm alu. bars?

    Bar width is 20% body size, 80% taste/preference. You know what you want.

    Kore Torsion is 800mm, 35mm clamp, available in zero rise, and is pretty cheap. Not light, though. I ran the 31.8 version for many years, though cut down a bit.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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