Raiser bar vs. flat bulge bar

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by maciekzw, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. maciekzw

    maciekzw Guest

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    Hey guys,

    Just want your opnion. I'm getting my bike built as we speak. I'll be picking up a new Zoo! Pitbull. I've been riding my Kona Scab for the last few months, slightly modified for trials and I have a raiser bar on it and I find the set up works well for me.

    For all you trials pros, here's the question from a noob: if I get the regular flat bulge on a Zoo! Pitbull, do you think it will totally screw me up, or would that be a better set up for a Pitbull? Does it even make a difference?

    I'd like to hear your opinions, and please, if you hate Zoo or love Zoo, I don't care, I just want to know the difference between the two bars.

    Thanks! :bigthumb:
     
  2. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    There is in my arrogant opinion ,little difference.All bars have at some point ,broken..The biggest benifit to standard dia. bars like the tryall is that you have a much better choice of stems.For 31.6 OS clamps you have to use a proprietary stem.My Ritchey WCS is lighter and probably
    just as strong as a heavier ecko or brisa stem.
    ****just get something wide .No more or less than 29 inches.
     

  3. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Steffen L.T.

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    the difference will be marginal. Oversize (31.8) is in most cases slightly better, reg size (25.4) gives you a FAR greater choice in bars and stems. Its not worth changing just for the oversize at all.
     
  4. tomacropod

    tomacropod Rum Pig

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    oversize is stiffer, and less likely to slip in the clamp, beyond that the difference is unimportant. i don't like riser bars because they all have backwards sweep, I prefer sweep to be up and very slightly back. I personally don't see the point in trying as best you can to get a low fork, short headtube, low stem etc and then just putting a half inch of rise on the bars (try-all). It makes no sense to me. I use the echo bar and stem, brisa doesn't come into the equation unless you like the stem geometry (brisa is compatible ONLY with brisa, in a realistic sense). What someone needs to make is a trialsin FLAT bar at 29" wide, with a trialsin sweep, in a 25.4mm bar clamp (but then you get problems with stiffness, and handlebars lack the biology to utilise viagra). If you go for the oversize, you have three choices of echo stem and all the ritcheys are available in oversize, as well as heaps of other stuff. I recommend the echo bar and stem (I use the 110mm version, 10 degree rise).

    try-all bars flex too much for my liking, my brisas were very nice, despite the stem.

    - Joel
     
  5. ascentrek

    ascentrek Original power yuppie

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    I have the Echo oversized bars. They work great.
     
  6. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    the try-all bars are popular. i like mine. everybody i know who has them likes theirs.
     
  7. maciekzw

    maciekzw Guest

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    Thank you very much for your opinions. The bar that I decided to get is the Echo, 29", and the stem is Echo as well. I see most people ride that. I'll see how it goes.

    Thanks guys! :bigthumb:
     
  8. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    i think you will probably be happy with your decision... bars is bars. word
     
  9. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Steffen L.T.

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    The only problem with the Brisa setup is the compatibility issue. The Brisa stem is pretty much the only stock stem I can use. My ideal stem would probably be 145mm, 18deg, so the the Brisa is closest. The Echo would be my second choice.
     
  10. hophopsnap

    hophopsnap Well-Known Member

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    i like my try all bars..they are great..i dont really notice the flex because of my low front tire pressure..and they look great in all the pretty colors!!!
     
  11. Rob.K

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    . I've always used risers but I'm wondering if I'm missing out on a great feeling bulge bar. Or does it really make that much of a difference other than looks.
     
  12. B1105

    B1105 New Member

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    I'm also in the same position, I've been using Azonic Double Wall Risers, but was thinking of getting a Echo Bulge. I've heard it makes the bike feel more stable on the rear, anyone?
     
  13. maciekzw

    maciekzw Guest

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    It that's true than I'm definately getting an Echo flat bulge bar. :bigthumb:
     
  14. bonzai

    bonzai The brown guy

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    DO IT :bigthumb:
     
  15. Elan

    Elan steve french

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