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Flat Handlebar
#1
Hello,
I have the following bike http://fisherbikes.com/bike/model/advance
I'm doing all kind of trails but I have seen is better control with flat handlebars.

bigger differences you can tell from riser handlebars or flat handlebars ?
help please.
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#2
purely for fit, no diff in handling that would be controlled more by how wide they are and rise and extension of your stem
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#3
(07-07-2011, 02:19 PM)painkiller Wrote:  purely for fit, no diff in handling that would be controlled more by how wide they are and rise and extension of your stem

The stem is only 7' rise and long 110mm almost not rise at all. do you have better experience with flat handlebar on trails or vice-versa?
thks.
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#4
to me it does not matter if my bars are flat or not. I handle the bike the same with each. What does matter is the fit.i prefer my seat to be about the height as my grips. I am 5' 10" so my distance from the center of the seatpost to the center of my bars are around 26in. Most bikes nowadays you will find when you set your seat for your stroke it will be around 5in. above your bar. some like it some do not. again no hard fast rule. you must decide for yourself what you like. concern yourself with fit and not so much flat bars or not.however if you want more rise but just a little go with the riser bar. if you find a stem with more rise swap that also. Time on the trail and good brakes will bring the handling skills along with proper fit.
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