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Low-riser bar on DH bikes ??

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  1. seismic

    seismic Turbo Monkey

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    For the moment I am riding a 2,5" riser bar. However, I find it too tall due to a tall fork and I am considering getting a low-riser bar (1") to lower the front of the bike. Anybody who has any experience riding 1" bars on DH bikes ? How does it affect steering and pulling ? Also - any good advice on which low-rise bar to get? It has to be non-over size due to the integrated stem.

    Thanks for any advice :thumb:
     
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    I had the same problem and went from a 2.5 " to a 1" riser with no problems on my M3, rides great.
    Most 1" risers are not very wide so your choice will be limited , I bought an Easton monkey bar 1" low riser, low weight and very strong and is a full 27" wide, Answer Pro Taper may also be an option but it is only 25 " wide.
     
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    Did you experience a significant chage ?
     
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    I've switched bars around...
    A smaller rise bar lowers your center of gravity/leverage on the front end, so makes it a bit more work to lift the front up and over stuff, but lower CG does make the ride a little more stable...it's all a trade-off, and playing with your riser height lets you dial in the feel of your bike.
    Ride a few and go with whatever's most comfy. I prefer a lower rise on my DH, and a higher rise on my street and play bikes.
     
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    It allows you to get more leverage when yanking up on the bars.
     
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    A low rise bar gives me more leverage ? How is that ?
     
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    The bars aren't in your lap. Think about how road riders sprint in the drops. They're really low, which gives them more leverage for pulling up. However, it's a little harder to manual with lower bars.
     
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    low rise EA70...

    GREAT IDEA

    888s on my demo9 were still too high...so

    no azonic shorty, bought a dangerboy ak47, lowered stem stackers, aireal drop crowns, low rise bars lowered the front by over 3". amazing, now handles like butter.
     
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    And you can probably corner now too!
     
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    Hi Lars!

    Don't know if you remember, but when we switched bikes in Vånga, I had a 690mm 31.8 1" rise Easton EA70 bar on. (Still have.)

    Your setup felt much higher and narrower.

    I actually just got a standard diameter EA30, in the same size and rise for my HT.
    They both work really well. The EA70 is really light at 250g. The EA30 is slightly more, but still light and cheaper! Just make sure you get a wide 69cm one.
    Great leverage for pushing hard on your pedals!
     
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    Hi ROger

    You are right...I think the answer lies in a wide, 1" rise EA70. I think the bike will handle better....and yes...I remember the dream ride I had on your bling-bling bike !! :)
     
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    For the most part, I've found that the wider and lower the bars, the better. The best thing about it for me is that a low bar gives better handling characteristics- less need to shift weight to the front in corners and such. I run a 25mm rise Holzfeller bar, which I think only comes in 31.8. An EA70 would be a solid choice.
     
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    I use the 25.4mm Lo-ride EA70's also. I also run them at the full width. I find that a low overheight front end helps me to get over the front of the bike easier to help weight the front through the corners.
     
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    turn your stem upside down
     
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    Yeah that's a dope setup.
     
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    Truvativ Holzfellers - 25mm rise 710 width - uncut of course.
     
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    EA70 low-riser are fine.

    .. but be prepared to your buddies' sarcasms .. "wtf is that xc bar ?! when will you add bar-ends ? .."
    That's what I heard all the past season .. :)
     
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    The lower the bars the easier it is to get your weight over the front, and hence the more traction you give to the front which helps you stick corners, and the less traction on the rear making is easier to slide it out if you need to.

    Check out all the pics of the real fast riders. Getting it as low as possible is key.
     
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    Ditto what CD said. A mate of mine just bought Luke Strom's old bike, and the bars on that are slammed, low as you can imagine (even lower than my setup, which is 7" boxxer with flat crowns, zero stack headset and 1.5" EA50s). So, so nice to ride when it's like that, you have so much more control.
     
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    actually they come in 35 or 50 mm rise and are only available in 31.8mm bar clamp
     
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    im also planning to get a lower riser for my bullit with an 05 66rc (170mm).. hopefully it wont be too raked ..
     
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    Switching my stem upside-down helped me get more front tire traction in corners and also made it easier to distribute weight when cornering tight singletrack trails :thumb:
     
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    I have an integrated, - so I`ll dump that idea... :) :think: :)
     
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    i m still trying to find these online :(
     
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    Yea, I searched and searched for the holzfellers with 25mm rise and 710mm width at a decent price but I couldn't find them online. So I found a slightly shorter 690mm holzfeller uncut (must be an OEM size) Good handlebars.

    Bars should definitely be as low as possible, especially with the gigantic forks like the 888 these days...
     
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    look for the truvativ team riser bars. they're pretty much the same.
     
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    You can't run low rise bars on a DH rig. It doesn't look moto.

    (Seriously, I like my EA70 mid-rises plenty.)