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    Handle bar upsweep ?

    I am looking @ a set of bars 29.5" width. The backsweep is 9 deg. but the upsweep is 7* ! My current bars have only 3* upsweep. Whats the effect of more upsweep ? Thanks.

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    Well it would raise your hands up and turn your wrists in slightly more

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    Quote Originally Posted by amateur_soldier View Post
    Well it would raise your hands up and turn your wrists in slightly more
    Beyond the obvious what effect does it have on bike control ? ie. when I went to wider bars the increased leverage helped turning in rough / rocky terrain.

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    as far as I know upsweep is just a comfort thing, but I could be wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen View Post
    Beyond the obvious what effect does it have on bike control ? ie. when I went to wider bars the increased leverage helped turning in rough / rocky terrain.
    Inside hand is little less vertical when leaning the bike. I don't like too much upsweep (busted up hand), harder for me to put pressure on the outside hand around a turn.
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    The bars I have been eyeballing are labled "DJ" or dirt jumping bars. Made me wonder if upsweep had some use for that style riding ?

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