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 Post subject: Bar query.??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:06 am 
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Asking advise or thoughts..

What is the difference between a 10mm rise bar and 30mm stack height vs 30mm bar rise and 10mm stack height..???
Are there any advantages if any by going one way or the other..??
I wonder if bike makers do it for aesthetics or a real reason..
When i cut my forks they said go no longer than 40mm max stack height, so mine sit at 30mm..lol gives me a bit of choice to go up or down..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:45 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:32 am 
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The two things that I can come up with are:
1) The taller rise bars (might) allow for more flex in the bar due to more change in the materials structure when manufactured
2) The reach will be ever so slightly different because of the head angle so the more stack the closer it will be to the rider

Me personally after changing my fork (for a 32 150mm to a 36 160mm travel fork) did play around with the stack height and now even the bars, I like quiet a high front end (even got a riser bar on the 29er) so have now gone for 30mm stack and 20mm riser bar on both bikes

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:34 am 
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I am thinking there would be more adjustment having a shorter stack and less rise, and then play around with the spacing?

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 Post subject: Re: Bar query.??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:52 am 
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If you think about it a combo of rise and stack means the bars can be positioned exactly where you want them in conjunction with the stearer - up/down - back/forward.

I've also always felt happier with a shorter stack and a rise - the bars on a trail feel more comfortable. But if you want a fast XC bike then you have flat bars.

Take a look at a hardtail race XC bike and you'll normally see flat bars with high stack and dh will be short stack with risers.

I guess that in reality it makes little or no difference to 95% of us out there... so what it really comes down to is your preference on ascetics (so risers it is!).

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 Post subject: Re: Bar query.??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:46 pm 
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I switched to 10% rise on my HT didn't take long to realise it put me into an uncomfortable squashed position, now back to flat bars albeit slightly wider flat bars.


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