Flat vs Curved/Riser bar on MTB

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Tsp, Oct 3, 2003.

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    I've noticed the prevalence of these curved bars on most new MTBs instead of flat bars--which was on
    the bike i bought, btw.

    What is the reason for this? I would think it creates a more upright position and reduce pain in the
    wrist/forearm area... but I've been on some 15-30 mile rides and haven't experienced any discomfort.
    As far as handling alone goes I like the feel of my flat bar bike over all the other bikes I test
    rode with the curved bars
     
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    > I've noticed the prevalence of these curved bars on most new MTBs instead of flat bars--which was
    > on the bike i bought, btw.
    >
    > What is the reason for this? I would think it creates a more upright position and reduce pain in
    > the wrist/forearm area... but I've been on some 15-30 mile rides and haven't experienced any
    > discomfort. As far as handling alone goes I like the feel of my flat bar bike over all the other
    > bikes I test rode with the curved bars
    >
    >
    >

    Some bikes were never designed to use a riser bar, your bike is probably one of them.
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    Chris Phillipo - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia http://www.ramsays-online.com
     
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