FI 450's any tall guys using the rear bar mounts?


4 replies to this topic
  • upnorthbacon

Posted July 01, 2012 - 12:38 PM

#1

I've had my bars in the forward position on my 2011 since I bought it. Every time I hop on a different buddies bike they seem to have the bars further back than mine. Now I'm wondering if there's a disadvantage to having the bars forward? I'm going to swap it to the back position tomorrow and try it but it got me wondering.

  • asnyder2

Posted July 01, 2012 - 04:30 PM

#2

Mine came with the bars in the rear position and one day was just sitting on the bike and just felt cramped, so I decided to move them to the forward position and never looked back. Felt immediate difference for the better, felt I was better able to maintain good posture and position. I should probably mention I'm 6'2 and don't have exactly short arms. Keep us posted on your findings!

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  • merk57

Posted July 02, 2012 - 04:56 PM

#3

i bought 2010 from a big dude like 6'2" and he had em foreword... i hated it (I'm about 5'11" 155lbs.) i put em to the rear position and never looked back. my 2 cents is try em back, if u like it great, if not put me back foreword, only takes a couple mins at the track in between practices. its nice we have the option to do that now! also, i got rid of the pro tapers and went with the renthal twin walls windham bend, night and day difference for my likings, I'm not fond of tapers.

  • chilwil86

Posted July 02, 2012 - 05:12 PM

#4

I'm 6'4" forward mount carmicheal hi bend

  • upnorthbacon

Posted July 04, 2012 - 12:17 PM

#5

I'm 6'2 and I rode with them in the rear position and it felt like I was fighting to keep myself back. I went back to the front position again and I feel more balanced. I'm also running Cr High bars on mine too. I bought some Pastrana FMX bars to help with standing, but in the end I don't think I'm quite tall enough for them and stuck with my CR High's. If anyone's interested I still have them and they are like new.





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