Posted February 05, 2007 - 02:27 PM
Also, please keep in mind that 1) all I do is trail riding; and 2) I simply don't know that much about bikes.
So, here we go. A couple of weeks ago, I wrecked and bent the stock bars on my '05 WR450. They are not too bad, so they could probably be bent back, but I understand that is not something you want to do. That, coupled with the fact that I have always felt that they were too short for me when I stand up, has led me to think about replacing my bars. I'm only 5'11", but my legs and arms are long. Basically, I have no torso to speak of.
Decision #1: 7/8 or 1 1/8? I'm leaning towards the bigger bar. I also assume that the universal big bar mounts such as the Renthals will work for any 1 1/8 bar, correct?
Decision #2: Is there a bar that's better for trail type riding, or are they all pretty much the same. For example, the ads say that the Renthal Twinwalls are made especially for motocross and supercross. Does that mean they are not good for trails?
Decision #3 (and this is the bigger one): Which bend is recommended? I know that this is a choice based on personal preference, but I don't have the ability to try a number of bars to compare, so I want to try to get it right the first time. I'm not a good enough rider for this to be a critical decision, but I would like a little more room.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Posted February 05, 2007 - 02:44 PM
I don't think any kind of bar would be strictly off limits for trail riding. Check out the Thumpertalk store, and look at their selection of Pro Taper bars. The Pastrana FMX is their tallest bar, I think. I am planning to order a set.
Posted February 05, 2007 - 02:52 PM
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Hope this helps.