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I put a custom bend on my bars this weekend, so I'm in the market for a new set

I ride light trails, no racing. I'm 6'3, on a 2000 xr400

I see that rocky mountain has a pretty cheap deal on their Tusk aluminum bars, for $14.99.

Which bend would be suitable for me? I read in another thread that the CR High bend is not great for tall people? Can anyone confirm or deny that?

thanks!

Chris

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I put a custom bend on my bars this weekend, so I'm in the market for a new set

I ride light trails, no racing. I'm 6'3, on a 2000 xr400

I see that rocky mountain has a pretty cheap deal on their Tusk aluminum bars, for $14.99.

Which bend would be suitable for me? I read in another thread that the CR High bend is not great for tall people? Can anyone confirm or deny that?

thanks!

Chris

cr high , cr double high. or you could get bar risers. like these....

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w215/boatnut200/barrisers.jpg

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I see that rocky mountain has a pretty (cheap) deal on their Tusk aluminum bars, for $14.99> exactly my sons bike fell off the stand and the bars bent

we run oversize bars.

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those Tusk in a CR-hi bend plus Tusk adjustable bar riser kit ($20).

cr-hi bend works for most everyone and the adjustable riser kit can be fine tuned for the extra height you need.

bigger guys do find the XR cramped so those up and forward risers (genmar http://www.zianet.com/GenMar/ makes up and back that can be reversed for this same effect) might be needed. try the tusk rises firts as they're cheap

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do?navType=type&webTypeId=70&navTitle=Control&webCatId=12&prodFamilyId=12976

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cr high , cr double high. or you could get bar risers. like these....

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w215/boatnut200/barrisers.jpg

how much and website link.

like the genmar those can be reversed and might be cheaper for the crowd that needs up and back

i've seen people who have used up and back PLUS tusk riser for way up and back or the reverse way up and forward.

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I put a custom bend on my bars this weekend, so I'm in the market for a new set

I ride light trails, no racing. I'm 6'3, on a 2000 xr400

I see that rocky mountain has a pretty cheap deal on their Tusk aluminum bars, for $14.99.

Which bend would be suitable for me? I read in another thread that the CR High bend is not great for tall people? Can anyone confirm or deny that?

thanks!

Chris

cr-hi is usually not tall enough.

that's the problem so risers are the key.

the sweep IS very comfortable on the cr-hi.

another tall person bar the windam bend

http://www.protaper.com/contents/products/handlebars/se.html

you'll need risers either way.

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I tipped over twice at 5 mph. That was it for the Tusk CR-Hi bars. Two rides. Another XR400 rider had the same experience. I don't care about the $15 as much as it was the time to mount them. Controls, bar ends, grips, tons of crap. I didn't even get a feel for the bar shape. Stock bars are better than the Tusk aluminum bars. Renthals seemed 10x stronger.

I've had stock, RC bend and CR-Hi.

If you want to stand up, get forward, and attack, the RC bend is great. The bars feel almost straight. Good for elbows up.

If you want to sit back, get a bar with more sweep, like the CR-Hi, which is what I am running now.

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I am 6ft tall and using a CR double high fat bar.

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I tipped over twice at 5 mph. That was it for the Tusk CR-Hi bars. Two rides. Another XR400 rider had the same experience. I don't care about the $15 as much as it was the time to mount them. Controls, bar ends, grips, tons of crap. I didn't even get a feel for the bar shape. Stock bars are better than the Tusk aluminum bars. Renthals seemed 10x stronger.

I've had stock, RC bend and CR-Hi.

If you want to stand up, get forward, and attack, the RC bend is great. The bars feel almost straight. Good for elbows up.

If you want to sit back, get a bar with more sweep, like the CR-Hi, which is what I am running now.

i suspected that with the tusk aluminum.

i'm a huge fan of protaper se bars.

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how much and website link.

like the genmar those can be reversed and might be cheaper for the crowd that needs up and back

i've seen people who have used up and back PLUS tusk riser for way up and back or the reverse way up and forward.

http://www.barrisersonline.com/forwardrisers.html

they move up more than the genmar ones. move forward about the same i think.

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I'm 6'3" tall and use the Renthal Jimmy Button bend and they work very well for me. However, if you can get Tusk aluminum bars for $15, I say why not. You could get 2 sets and 2 pair of grips for less than what the Renthals go for. And you could get 2 different bends and decide for yourself what you like best. They may not be the best bars in the world, but they're not anywhere as bad as some would have you believe. Just an idea.👍

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the bar risers work best on the xr400 triple clamps because of the rigid bar mounting points. when i put them on my cr clamps they twisted when i crashed hard because they were rubber mounted. I took them off and put on a set of 7/8" pro taper cr highs. they are great.

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