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PostSubject: Handlebars   Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:38 pm

Another question from a new guy. I need to go with a higher set of handlebars for my new TW... Does anyone know what ones work the best for our bikes? The stock ones are about 3 to 4 inches to low for my arms . What brand and size work best ?
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PostSubject: Whats 'best'   Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:58 pm

Many of us have changed bars. I went to an aluminium bar and the ProTaper brand seemed like a quality product. The advantage with the aluminium is that it soaks-up alot of the vibration. You are some what limited on how high you can go because of front cable (brake/speed-o) length. Just take a 'good look' at your bars and get something taller in 7/8" diameter. You will likely want as well a set of handle-bar risers. These are just mounts that are taller attachment points the connect your bars to the forks. Good luck, Gerry

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PostSubject: Re: Handlebars   Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:55 am

Thanks for the information . Do you know how tall I can go before running out of cable length ? I've been looking at the Pro Tapers and the risers from Tusk . So many inches up , back and out ??? Don't want to order more than one pair . Any suggestions on the RISE , PULLBACK , WIDTH ? I like the handle bars that are stock on the TW , pullback is good , width is good , just would like them about three inches higher.

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PostSubject: Re: Handlebars   Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:56 am

Seems you are well on your way to making the best choice 'for you'. Every one has an opinion. With the ProTaper, I ended up with the same bend and width just a little over an inch higher, and made up the difference with the Tusk risers. Gerry (I am not a good about remembering specifics)

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