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Offline aliasdck

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Handlebars
« on: June 23, 2019, 02:01:59 AM »
i am thinking about getting new bars. My current bars are 23.5" wide and I'm always holding onto the grips at the very ends, such that half my palm is off the end of the bar usually. This is not a problem normally but lately I've been getting horrible blisters in the center of my palm because of the bar ends. Wider bars would correct this I think. I've tried holding the bars further in but this doesn't feel right for me.


I like the look of the St Martin High Bred bars and the specs are a good match for me. Any comments on these?


Also, I know rise is measured from center of the stem clamp bar to center of grip bar, but where along the grip bar is used when there is upsweep? Do they take point from the very end of the handlebar, since this is the highest point?
« Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 04:59:39 AM by aliasdck »

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 05:50:34 AM »
Measured up from the clamp area to the half way point of the grip tube, even with upsweep


Edit: since they’re made by s&m they’re definitely legit. The only bars I run Are the s&m intrikat because I trust Their quality over anything
« Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 05:52:43 AM by metalbmxer »
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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 06:52:27 PM »
Yes s&m definitely makes good stuff. I still have a sabbath from circa 1997/1998, it'll probably outlast the cockroaches on this planet.

I am also considering the intrickats especially since they are much more affordable. I'll give it some time/thought, I don't want to rush the purchase.

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:45:20 PM »
My wife's car just started making strange noises when running. So I'm not going to be buying new handlebars anytime soon. :( 

Oh well, the big blisters on the center of my palm are starting to get hard, so I guess Im just developing a really big callus there which should help.

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 10:16:04 PM »
Hi, I don't know if there is an "official" rule, but I definitely have some bars with upsweep where the height is meant from center of clamping tube to the center (of the diameter of the tube) of the grip tube at the outer end (not in the middle of the grip area). For example the Flatware Chase bar is measured like this.
Depending on the upsweep this makes a difference to the middle of the grip area and for example the bar height theoretically changes when you cut the handlebar narrower.The Sick Child Relapse for example was specified to be 8.125" high and it is 8.4" at the end of the grip tube. So I assume 8.125" was meant to the middle of the grip area.So the industry seems not to have a standard...

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 10:16:30 PM »
Sorry about the car... I know what you mean.

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:46:48 PM »
I suspected that not every company would follow the same method, oh well

Would be cool if companies released scaled drawings of their parts. That way we could make our own measurements and  easily compare a new part to our old part before purchase.

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #7 on: Today at 03:42:56 AM »
Yes s&m definitely makes good stuff. I still have a sabbath from circa 1997/1998, it'll probably outlast the cockroaches on this planet.

I am also considering the intrickats especially since they are much more affordable. I'll give it some time/thought, I don't want to rush the purchase.

yes the Intrikat's are the best value. only bar I've ridden hard that didn't crack or slip on me

I'm on the 9's and they are perfect. This is after trying 8's and 10's also

hope you get the car issue squared away, hopefully it's nothing much
Dax (now in NYC)