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Taller bars?
09/13/18 at 21:25:14
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what I have discovered on a longish ride today is that i'm leaning over on my arms the entire time. Has anyone put taller 22mm bars on theirs without changing cables?
  
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Reply #1 - 09/13/18 at 21:47:02
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Cables, brake lines and wiring harnesses usually need to be changed / altered to make the taller bars work .
  

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Reply #2 - 09/14/18 at 09:31:26
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You know... I'm wondering why the bars seem so far forward? I'm  a hair under 6' tall and have to lean forward so much. If I could just bring them back a few inches that would work. Problem is the whole bar comes up with the risers.
  
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Reply #3 - yesterday at 09:19:44
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If the concern is weight / pain in your wrists, you could get a six pack and apply it! Grin

(Use your core muscles to keep yourself upright, or ride faster so the wind keeps you up.)
  

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Reply #4 - yesterday at 11:30:58
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You could get some bar-backs as long as they didn't interfere with tank...
  

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Reply #5 - yesterday at 14:20:49
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Justin B. wrote yesterday at 11:30:58:
You could get some bar-backs as long as they didn't interfere with tank...

Bar Backs? I assume you are referring to the bolt on adapters that set the bar a few inches up/or back? I saw some 6061 aluminum ones on Amazon. would rather have bar stock.
  
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Reply #6 - Today at 12:36:05
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Well, you have to decide what you want to do.  Assuming you currently have the "low" bars probably the "cleanest" thing would be to put on "US" bars and change out cables.
  

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