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Old 07-16-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default Pullback handlebars or mini-apes?

I have a C90. I love the bike, but the handlebar position is a little uncomfortable -- I have to lean too far forward, even though I'm average height -- 5-9, and even though I have risers.

So I want new handlebars. I'm trying to decide between pullbacks, mini-apes or even buckhorn.

Anybody have any advice?
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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I'd stay away from apehangers. They are tiring and reduce your ability to control the bike.

If you get buckhorns you better get a windshield.

Try some risers. Sometimes only an inch or two will make a world of difference. My Zrex was pretty uncomfortable until I put 1" risers on it.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:22 AM   #3
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Mini apes are OK but anything above shoulder height isn't going to help, pull backs and Buckhorns also need to be about shoulder height to work.

If you like the shape of the bars then risers are the key as Dr. Seruzawa pointed out
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:32 AM   #4
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Try ROX Pro-Elite Offset Risers. They designed them so you can install in various positions and get different results in terms of setback and height. I don't have them myself, but the posts I've seen on them are quite positive.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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Note: he already mentioned he has risers on it.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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Note: he already mentioned he has risers on it.
Well, longer risers then. Sheesh. Do we have to explain everything?
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Note: he already mentioned he has risers on it.
The_AirHawk, I'm glad you mentioned that. You see, ROX Gen Mar Up -n- Back Risers (tm) aren't your ordinary risers. Nossir, these babies feature dual "Up -n- Back Rotatus Action." They go up, and they go back. That's right, not just a floor polish, a dessert topping too.

Buy your Rox Gen Mar Up -n- Back Risers at fine retailers today!

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Old 07-17-2009, 05:26 AM   #8
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I'd stay away from apehangers. They are tiring and reduce your ability to control the bike.

If you get buckhorns you better get a windshield.

Try some risers. Sometimes only an inch or two will make a world of difference. My Zrex was pretty uncomfortable until I put 1" risers on it.

That's interesting. Why would you recommend a windshield with buckhorns?
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That's interesting. Why would you recommend a windshield with buckhorns?
Buckhorns turn the rider into a human sail.
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