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bar hight

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:42 pm
by lucimate
Hey all, new here.

i just built a bike and hopping on it i feal like my bars are to low ( about 20mm bellow seat hight) got 30mm riser bars on a 50mm direct stem and 20mm of spacers, will i need to change out stem, bars or both? for higher ones. if so any recomendations, on high bars and stem?

Re: bar hight

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:09 pm
by mtb1011
depends on what sort of rider you are. if more All Mountain then you don't want to be too aero on the bike as that aren't ideal for descending. more xc, well you want to be in a more aggressive position and not sitting back on the rear wheel.

overall you need to ride it and see if you're mid bike, position wise, that will give you the best cornering and climbing, (weight is distributed on both wheels evenly), if you're experienced descending is fine, if not then you'd want zero drop.

can you flip stem.? as I said take it for a good ride and do bike fit as your riding.

Re: bar hight

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:59 pm
by Duck!
If you go too high you won't have enough weight over the front wheel, which will affect climbing and cornering; it will tend to want to pop wheelies on the climbs, and generally feel vague & wandery and lack cornering confidence.

Re: bar hight

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:12 pm
by biker jk
The correct spelling is "height".