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Taller Bars on a Cruiser
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post Oct 16 2012, 04:05 PM
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Hello everyone,

Trying to figure out how I can get more comfortable on my bike without moving up in wheel sizes. I have a 2009 Redline Proline cruiser with Flight cruiser bars on it. I am a MTB'r who rides indoors with my two boys in the winter. I just can't get away from the feeling that the cruiser is small. Doo you think that taller bars would help? I'm 6' so I don't think that this bike is too small. Whaddaya think?

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Jason
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post Oct 16 2012, 05:36 PM
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I think there is a thread somewhere on this site that talks about this. I upgraded to larger bars on my Cruiser - went from a 6in to a 7in tall bar and it's much more comfortable.
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post Oct 16 2012, 06:51 PM
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Flip the front-load stem and put all the spacers under it. That and push the bars foward till it feels right. Try it before you spend money on a taller bar.
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post Oct 16 2012, 07:36 PM
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Thanks! I've tweaked the current bars and stem and I'll see how it feels tomorrow. I appreciate the feedback!
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post Oct 16 2012, 07:38 PM
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A buddy of mine race with 8" bars on his cruiser, he said the taller bars help his lower back. Taller bars must be in because Micheal whipped are asses one weekend, lol.
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post Oct 16 2012, 07:52 PM
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I'm 6' 3" and switching to taller bars made riding my cruiser much more comfortable. A number of riders at my local track have also made the switch (after riding my bike)

Have a look at these writeups on the subject:

http://cruiserrevolution.com/2011/03/01/tr...s-who-needs-em/

http://cruiserrevolution.com/2011/08/26/te...n-race-cruiser/

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post Oct 16 2012, 07:54 PM
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Works for me, Women always like taller bars and longer cranks
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post Oct 16 2012, 08:20 PM
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I went to 6" bars and dug it; I'm tall and lanky.
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post Oct 16 2012, 09:02 PM
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(IMG:http://i.imgur.com/ImlVP.jpg)

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Im 6'2" and I dig em.
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post Oct 17 2012, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE (jeffc @ Oct 16 2012, 10:02 PM) *
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8.25
Im 6'2" and I dig em.


At 6'3" I always ran 8" bars on my cruisers.
Don't listen to the guy who's 6" shorter than you.
Scale the bike up until you're comfortable.
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