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10/7/2013 2:30 PM

I have a 20.5 inch top tube (2010 Verde Radia) and I was thinking getting bigger bars would help the feeling of the bike being small. I've ridden 20 inch TT with bigger bars and it felt larger then my bike.

Just wanted to make sure that it would probably help before buying new bars

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10/7/2013 2:36 PM

How tall are you? You could get bigger bars or a higher rise stem.

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10/7/2013 2:40 PM

Height?

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10/7/2013 2:48 PM

Longer frame, longer cranks, taller bars, higher rise stem, rail seat or one of those odyssey pivotal posts that sits farther back.

All of the above will give you more room on the bike. You answered your own damn question anyways. devil

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10/7/2013 2:50 PM

I'm only 5'7-5'8 but the bars are only 6.5 rise and 26 wide I think

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10/7/2013 2:50 PM

Money is also an issue, so if bigger bars would be the most effective change then thats what I want to get.

I can't buy a new frame.

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10/7/2013 2:55 PM

specs on my bike here, I have a rant back wheel, and redline forks.
http://www.vitalbmx.com/product/guide/Bikes,6/Verde/Radia,1586#product-specs

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10/7/2013 2:55 PM

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

I'm only 5'7-5'8 but the bars are only 6.5 rise and 26 wide I think

there is your problem... you should have like.. 8 inch rise or 8.25

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10/7/2013 2:57 PM

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

Money is also an issue, so if bigger bars would be the most effective change then thats what I want to get.

I can't buy a ...more

Which is why I told you ever single thing you can do to increase the room of your cockpit... not just buying a new frame...

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10/7/2013 2:58 PM

Chrisaustin wrote:

there is your problem... you should have like.. 8 inch rise or 8.25

Yup, lower bars would also make manuals more difficult, right? Not balancing, but pulling up.

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10/7/2013 3:01 PM

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

I'm only 5'7-5'8 but the bars are only 6.5 rise and 26 wide I think

Chrisaustin wrote:

there is your problem... you should have like.. 8 inch rise or 8.25

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

Yup, lower bars would also make manuals more difficult, right? Not balancing, but pulling up.

I guess :3 but yeah... get 8 rise bars it will be better... you back will feel good too

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10/7/2013 3:04 PM

Chrisaustin wrote:

I guess :3 but yeah... get 8 rise bars it will be better... you back will feel good too

Thanks, I appreciate the help.

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10/7/2013 3:13 PM

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

I'm only 5'7-5'8 but the bars are only 6.5 rise and 26 wide I think

Chrisaustin wrote:

there is your problem... you should have like.. 8 inch rise or 8.25

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

Yup, lower bars would also make manuals more difficult, right? Not balancing, but pulling up.

If anyone actually took a second to look at the gaddamn specs they'd realize the bars are already 8" rise. Stop telling him to buy the same thing he already has... Get some 8.5 8.75 and bend em just past parallel with your forks. This will give you more room.

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10/7/2013 3:16 PM

Chrisaustin wrote:

there is your problem... you should have like.. 8 inch rise or 8.25

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

Yup, lower bars would also make manuals more difficult, right? Not balancing, but pulling up.

bgs1237 wrote:

If anyone actually took a second to look at the gaddamn specs they'd realize the bars are already 8" rise. Stop telling him to ...more

I've mesured them, they might be 8 from the bottom of the stem, but its only 6.5 rise.

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10/7/2013 3:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2013 3:18 PM

Chrisaustin wrote:

there is your problem... you should have like.. 8 inch rise or 8.25

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

Yup, lower bars would also make manuals more difficult, right? Not balancing, but pulling up.

bgs1237 wrote:

If anyone actually took a second to look at the gaddamn specs they'd realize the bars are already 8" rise. Stop telling him to ...more

Oh shit! Haha... Yeah so dont buy new bars actually.. its perfect for your height
get a topload stem? or just more spacer? thats all i can think of.... if more spacers give you now affect at all.. then maybe drop money on a tl stem and/or 8.5 bars

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10/7/2013 3:22 PM

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

Yup, lower bars would also make manuals more difficult, right? Not balancing, but pulling up.

bgs1237 wrote:

If anyone actually took a second to look at the gaddamn specs they'd realize the bars are already 8" rise. Stop telling him to ...more

Chrisaustin wrote:

Oh shit! Haha... Yeah so dont buy new bars actually.. its perfect for your height
get a topload stem? or just more spacer? ...more

They're only 6.5, I've measured them and compared them to other bars.

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10/7/2013 3:23 PM

bgs1237 wrote:

If anyone actually took a second to look at the gaddamn specs they'd realize the bars are already 8" rise. Stop telling him to ...more

Chrisaustin wrote:

Oh shit! Haha... Yeah so dont buy new bars actually.. its perfect for your height
get a topload stem? or just more spacer? ...more

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

They're only 6.5, I've measured them and compared them to other bars.

IT says online the stock bars for the radia are 8... Did you get different bars?

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10/7/2013 3:29 PM

Chrisaustin wrote:

Oh shit! Haha... Yeah so dont buy new bars actually.. its perfect for your height
get a topload stem? or just more spacer? ...more

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

They're only 6.5, I've measured them and compared them to other bars.

Chrisaustin wrote:

IT says online the stock bars for the radia are 8... Did you get different bars?

No, they're stock 6.5''. I another person with the radia and they're the same size.

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10/7/2013 3:34 PM

Buy some 8.5 and boom theres your problen m fixed.

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10/7/2013 3:34 PM

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

They're only 6.5, I've measured them and compared them to other bars.

Chrisaustin wrote:

IT says online the stock bars for the radia are 8... Did you get different bars?

TeraBiteZ_Corby wrote:

No, they're stock 6.5''. I another person with the radia and they're the same size.

.... That's weird... Well if that is true... then i guess do buy a 8 or 8.25

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10/7/2013 3:43 PM

Im 5 10 and ride a 20.5 with 8.65 bars. I love it.

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10/7/2013 3:44 PM

feeble_to_face wrote:

Im 5 10 and ride a 20.5 with 8.65 bars. I love it.

Alright, so its settled. 8'' - 8''.5 rise

thanks, all!

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10/7/2013 5:38 PM

how are you measuring your bars? Bottom to the crossbar?

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10/7/2013 6:01 PM

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10/7/2013 6:14 PM

DeviantBMX123 wrote:

how are you measuring your bars? Bottom to the crossbar?

I think his bars are 8 inch if this place is accurate.

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10/7/2013 6:43 PM

Flip your stem and add extra spacers problem solved

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10/7/2013 7:16 PM

Ha! Nigga was measuring his bars to the cross bar, I didn't even think he could be that dumb. Anyhoo, JJ had a good idea. Your bike has a front load stem. Flip it and you should get the same amount of rise (if not more) than buying a top load! That's your cheapest alternative that I didn't even think of!

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