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10/17/2015 7:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/17/2015 7:03 PM

Okay, So I know bar height and geometry of bars is all preference but I want your guys opinions.
Im 6 foot 2 and i currently ride 8.65 rise bars, they suck dick tbh. Im looking at getting some 4 piece bars. Im trying to decide if I want 9" or 9.4". Im looking at the Cult Cuatros in 9" and Fit Begin Scumbag Bars in 9.4". As I said im 6"2 and wanted to know whats better in your opinion. 9 inch rise or 9.4/9.5 inch rise. Im looking for whats most comfortable.


10/17/2015 7:11 PM


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10/17/2015 10:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2015 3:33 AM

If you have a long fork or a stem that gets your bars very high, get the 9. If you don't, 9.5


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10/17/2015 11:31 PM

If you're not picky get 10" . I got them and they feel amazing . Or at least 9.5" and a top load .


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10/17/2015 11:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2015 2:02 AM

I'm 6 foot 3 215 pounds (could stand to lose about 15 pounds of beer fat) riding some 8.65 bars, also planning on upgrading to some taller 4 piece bars. I'm set on the cult cuatros for a couple reasons...the 4 degrees of upsweep and the 29 inch width, whereas most bars are 28 inches wide and I have a broad chest and shoulders and the extra inch of width couldn't hurt. I'm going to go with the 10s...even though the 8.65s I currently have don't feel THAT small for me...I'm imagining the taller bars will feel more natural and if the 10s are too high I'll just flip my stem. I ride a 21.5 top tube if that info is of any value and am a beginner (can hop 30 inches of boxes, 180, crankflip but thats it so far only 2 weeks in rode a 2000 GT performer from 10-12 before losing interest to team sports and the last year have been riding a 29er on singletrack, just a reference to my non expertise).

So if you are interested in the wider width or want to go either 9 or 10 inch rise, the cult cuatros fit your bill.

If 9.5 is what you want and don't need the extra inch of width the 4 pieces another member posted before would fit the bill.

Another 4 piece are the daily grind century bars...8.85 rise 28.25 width and 5 degrees upsweep...interesting numbers..I think they're made in the US too if that sorta thing matters to you.

*edited because I erroneously thought the cuatros also came in 9.5, they come in 8.something 9 and 10.


10/19/2015 11:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/19/2015 11:58 AM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

If you're not picky get 10" . I got them and they feel amazing . Or at least 9.5" and a top load .


At 6'3" I have an increased rise stem, fork tube and a 10mm spacer with Hoader 9" bars and will probably get some 10" bars to try in the future eventually.