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    lower rise handle bar

    I saw poeple using low rise bar or even flat bar on DH bike,can someone school me on that?whats the advantage of lower front end?

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    better cornering... easier to pump... etc...

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    More weight over the front wheel for cornering, more aggressive stance.

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    dont forget you lose weight.
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    how about on drop off?

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    on drops? no gain..

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    I LOVE low rise wide bars. You can really get super low and corner/rail stuff at higher speeds. Feels good on tech too, wider bars give you more stability. If you're doing skinnies or huge drops you should get 1.5" rises or more.
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    Back in the mid 90s when the risers came in you were running the same travel forks as the XCers generally, hence the need to bring the bars up for much more stable descending.
    I can't believe it's taken so long for people to remember we're now running 200mm up front instead of 60! I guess everyone just goes with the flow/what they know (i'm a poet) myself included. I look at my old 2" risers and think holy ****, I could never ride with those now.
    The first company to mass produce strong flat bars with sweep will be onto something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwanttolookatpics
    Back in the mid 90s when the risers came in you were running the same travel forks as the XCers generally, hence the need to bring the bars up for much more stable descending.
    I can't believe it's taken so long for people to remember we're now running 200mm up front instead of 60! I guess everyone just goes with the flow/what they know (i'm a poet) myself included. I look at my old 2" risers and think holy ****, I could never ride with those now.
    The first company to mass produce strong flat bars with sweep will be onto something.
    give a look to syntace.

    I agree with flat or low rise bars. I' m not tall and with big fork and riser bar , it's difficult for me to build grip onto the front wheel. And what's more surprising, I find easier to manual with a lower front end.

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    I think a low cockpit has it's advantages up to a certain height of the rider. For taller riders you reach a point of dimishing returns and begin to resemble one of those trained circus bears that are forced to ride a 16" bike around the ring.

    It's all personal preference, but low cockipts, just like high ones, are not for everybody.

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    I switched from an older Easton OS riser bar to a Funn OS low-rise bar that was about 2" wider, and MAN... what a frickin' difference. Felt really crappy the first ride, but by mid day I was loving it more than I ever thought I could.
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    More weight over the front wheel for cornering, more aggressive stance.
    key thing....lower center of gravity
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