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  1. #1
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    Aug 2018

    How high the bar

    Hi, first - sorry for my English.
    I'm riding 2015 Specialized Rockhopper Expert Evo.
    You may wonder, why I'm posting in urban biking thread then?
    80% of the time I am commuting with this bike is thru city, and 20% I utilize the bike to find best paths thru city stairs, benches, dikes and any imaginable city elements to travel the city having most fun

    I have quick question - shall I buy higher riser-bar as I often see urban bikers use? I am asking because I don't have many spare parts nor enough money to do what shall be done - experiments. I am just basing on a general feeling, that such position should be more handy in MTB used as "city-jumper" and also more relaxed for casual travelling.
    - So I want to ask you if putting higher handlebar USUALLY suits average urban bikers better?
    I am considering Inspired Arcade bar (102mm rise) -
    - current bar is 15 mm rise combined with 70 mm stem rising 6 degrees. I also have flat 50 mm Chinese stem. Specialized has good choice of stems, so there are certainly some options for adjusting position, but I even don't know where to start.
    Thank you for any of your experiences you may share.

    How high the bar-wp_20180424_19_23_03_pro.jpg

    Here are the bike's specs:
    Last edited by lodowy; 08-05-2018 at 09:03 AM.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2014
    I recently changed a low-rise 660mm bar for a 40mm rise 700mm wide Truvativ bar (20 from on my urban assault hardtail and that already made a huge difference so I would not suggest going for such a huge bar you were thinking of. You might want to go wider than I did though, b-c had a 740mm wide Ritchey high riser for a few euros more.

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