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Offline richiebozza

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9" vs 8.5" bars ?
« on: November 03, 2017, 08:36 PM »
Hi all.

I am looking at some chrome Bone Deth Deadman bars (for park and street riding) I have found a 8.5" rise set at 85 and a 9" rise set at 67...do you think I will notice the 0.5" difference, or just go for the cheaper set? (I am running a front load stem.)

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Rich.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 09:02 PM by richiebozza »

Offline Christhejob

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Re: 9" vs 8.5" bars ?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 09:27 AM »
Get the 9". You can get used to anything

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 08:17 PM »
If you have ever rode early Haro Kneesavers then go for the 8.5 Deadmans ... almost identical sweep & rise.

I had a pair until I got the new versions of the Hoffman Low Drags ... but the Deadmans were lovely  :angel:
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 11:02 PM »
This is going to be my most modern ride since my 1983 Mongoose, so I haven't ever ridden Haro Kneesavers

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 04:52 PM »
As Chris says then .. you will get used to either ... best new school bars around IMO ... other than my Low Drags which just suit my bike lovely.

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 08:34 PM »
Looks like I can save a few pennies then!
Cheers folks!!

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 06:14 AM »
dont forget your stem choice can also effect the height. (same as spacers etc if it is possible)

When I had a topload S&M xlt stem I was looking at needing about 7.5 bars
but when I went to the redneck it was the same height using 8.25 bars.


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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 10:17 AM »
Thanks Drawn,

Yeah I was thinking about the stem situation, I have a Total front loader stem...I guess as this will be my first new school bike that it will be a case of trying it and seeing how it feels.

Cheers!

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 12:51 PM »
if you have room on the forks, start with the stem low down,  ie on top of the headset, spacers on top of the stem ,   ride it for a bit see how it feels,  then swap the spacers one at a time, (depending on the thickness) to below the stem if you want the bars higher or to get the feel right ,  :daumenhoch:

as it's your first ns bike , and i assume you know,  but just incase, spacers should be about 1-2mm higher than the top of the forks to allow the compression bolt to work correctly :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 10:13 PM »
Thanks oldtired!

The info is most welcomed!

Can't wait to get my ride on the road!

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