Holy crap! Raiser bars rock!

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by maciekzw, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. maciekzw

    maciekzw Guest

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    So I've had my Zoo Pitbull for few months now, and I could not get used to those damn flat bulge bars. I could do some stuff as you guys seen from few of my short videos, like pedal hops, sideways hops etc... But I could never pull up the front and do a manual and stuff that involves a bit more speed. So today I went on a ride with Bonzai, and let me tell you... HOLY CRAP! Those bars made huge, I mean HUGE difference! The gap I was working on for the last 2 weeks, which is only 4.5 feet (which may not seem that big for your PROS) I made with first try! Seemed like a piece of cake. I can now almost everytime pedal up 3 pallets which I could also never do before. It seems like those bars are a huge help. I should've gotten them when I first bought my bike, but who knew...

    But anyway, just wanted to share that with ya, cuz today I had a one wicked ride/practice session. I'll post up some videos soon of me gapping 4.5 feet, which is the biggest gap I've ever done!

    PEACE, I'm out! :bigthumb:
     
  2. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    glad you're happy!
    what fork are you using?
     

  3. netto

    netto New Member

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    cool stuff
    tho it mite be all in ur head
    and it is a possibility that u've improved
    o well
    good stuff =)
     
  4. bwagner

    bwagner New Member

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    riser bars

    Hey Maciek,
    I found out about the riser bar thing the same way. I had those flat bulge bars for a long time, and then I switched to a pair of the Monty Green bulge risers, and I couldn't believe the difference. Like you've said, pedal ups became much easier, as did most other things. Well congrats on your new found glory, and keep it up. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to ask; which bars did you switch to? Just out of curiosity.
     
  5. TRA

    TRA this is very uninteresting

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    raisers bars arent better, they just suits you better . You should explore different setups and find the one that suits you the best overall .
     
  6. bonzai

    bonzai The brown guy

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    Polish guys and their bars..ssshh. Just kidding. That was a hell of an improvement. Keep it up.
     
  7. bonzai

    bonzai The brown guy

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    I believe its the echo urban fork that he is using
     
  8. maciekzw

    maciekzw Guest

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    He's right. :)
     
  9. maciekzw

    maciekzw Guest

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    I didn't have time to go back to the trials store so I went to a near by mountain bike store and picked up a half decent set of riser bars and a stem. I'm not too sure what brand they were but they were pretty light, and I payed $100 for both. I used to have a raiser bar on my old Kona and that worked really well, so I have no idea why I went with the flat buldge bar... :ugh2:
     
  10. Hardline

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    I do not know. I had a set of Pro Taper bars on my Zebdi. I could feel pretty comfortable on my rear wheel and start doing some moves. The guy I ride with was telling me about how much his bike felt better when he bought some Echo bars and stem. So I bought some too and have just about stopped riding. I allways feel off balance and can not get used to the lowness of them. Maybe just different strokes for different folks. I am going to switch them back and see if the bike gets more comfy again.
     
  11. maciekzw

    maciekzw Guest

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    Exactly. Go with what you fell most comfortable with. I felt good with raiser bars, so I switched back to them and I can see huge improvements right away.

    Thanks for your replies! Just wanted to see what you guys prefer and think about different type of bars :)

    PEACE!
     
  12. rider

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    As TRA said, its not the bars themselves. Its the setup. Raiser bars moves the handles up a bit. Using spacers under your stem would give the same result.