Does anyone short like me use big bars?

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6/24/2014 7:40 PM

I ordered myself a pair without trying them, but today my friend got his s&m perfect 10s (I got bsd raiders) and they feel great even though there made for taller people there really comfortable and riding feels easier.


6/24/2014 7:49 PM

I'm 5'9" but I ride 9.5" shadow vultus bars


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6/24/2014 8:36 PM

I'm 5'7 and ride 8.25" rise bars. I can see myself trying out a slightly bigger size in the future though. No higher than like 8.5 though unless I grow some more.


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6/24/2014 8:43 PM

I'm 5'10 and have ridden uncut odyssey forks with 9" tall bars and the tempered topload which has over an inch of rise and it felt fine

Bu I can also feel comfortable on a slammed front load and 8.8 bars. Upsweep feels more important than actual bar height to me


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6/24/2014 9:01 PM

i'M 6'2 and run 8" rise bars.
Then i have a friend who is 5'10 and runs perfect 10"s
so we are completely opposite


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6/24/2014 9:05 PM

that 8.75 life


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6/24/2014 9:07 PM

I'm 5'7" and I have 8.75 rise bars with a top load and 25mm of spacers and headset cap and it feels perfect. Any taller it feels weird, any shorter it's uncomfortable.


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6/24/2014 9:18 PM

I'm 5'3" and 8.5" bars already feel ehh. I like sticking to 8.25" rise, 27.5-29" wide, 12 backsweep, and 1 upsweep. Most popular geo out there for bars.


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6/24/2014 9:26 PM

8.6 rise topload stem and tall dust cap and about 15mm in spacers and im 5'9


6/24/2014 11:47 PM

I'm 6' 1" and I run 8.25" bars and a frontload. It's all personal preference.


6/25/2014 12:44 AM

I feel weird going much over 7.75s lol

and im like 5'10-11ish


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6/25/2014 6:55 PM

tomdon wrote:

I'm 5'9" but I ride 9.5" shadow vultus bars

lol dude i'm 5'7" and have the 9.5 vultus bars... they actually came on my new (used) bike i bought like a week ago, and are gigantic IMO. It came w/ an odyssey 'lincoln' stem though, and flipping that stem doesn't affect the reach but drops them 3/4" so i effectively made the grip-height 8.75 which is dead-center for the vultus line. Still need to chop the ends of them though, they're obnoxiously wide.


6/25/2014 10:42 PM

Topload and 8.25 bars so I'm pretty normal but I've ridden bigger and they feel weird.


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6/26/2014 3:16 PM

my buddy is shorter than me (5'7" maybe?) and rides raider bars (10") plus a topload with 1.3" of rise and a ton of spacers. I get on his bike and almost fall on my back. its improved his riding tho, so im not gonna hate. better for the back too.

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