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I recently switched from stock Renthal 7/8 handle bar (RC bend) on my CFR250R to Pro Taper 1 1/8 EVO bar, hoping to get less vibration and of course better durability. Called Pro Taper and their technician recommended YZ-high to me. I rode few hours last weekend and had a hard time getting used on the new bend. I think the bar might be too low for me. I am 5'7" and I also run Pro Taper rubber cone clap with 5mm offset towards back. I have rotated the bar mount to forward potion and lower footpegs by 10mm from stock position. Will find out how these new setting work for me in this coming weekend.

The question is, is the YZ-high a good bend for my size (5'7") and I just need to spend more time to get used to it, or I need to choose another bend instead? I do not have much time testing and picking up my favorite so please recommend the best bend for my height, thanks a lot!

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I would think that it's more of a preference than a height restriction. Riding style has everything to do with it so a reccommendation is going to be all over the place. I don't know what the bend is, but a lot of guys like the Charmichael bend. Specially the shorter guys like us.

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Which RC bend you meant? What confusing me most is the RC bend from Renthal are day and night different from RC bend of Pro Taper. The Pro Taper RC bend is about 22mm lower than Renthal RC, see the dimensions below:

RC (Renthal) 802 99 65 200 54

RC(Pro Taper) 800 77 40 195 55

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Which RC bend you meant? What confusing me most is the RC bend from Renthal are day and night different from RC bend of Pro Taper. The Pro Taper RC bend is about 22mm lower than Renthal RC, see the dimensions below:

RC (Renthal) 802 99 65 200 54

RC(Pro Taper) 800 77 40 195 55

Renthal

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All I know is I am 5"8 and had cr high pro taper and they were too high. I actually really like my stock Honda bars I wish they were just aztouch higher. On my yz I did not like the stock bars I felt they were too low for my liking

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All I know is I am 5"8 and had cr high pro taper and they were too high. I actually really like my stock Honda bars I wish they were just aztouch higher. On my yz I did not like the stock bars I felt they were too low for my liking

If CR high is too high for you, since I am 1" shorter than you, I would think bars with lower height should work better for me. That leaves Carmichael, Henry/Reed and YZ high for consideration. I have tried YZ-high and it is a bit low for me, so maybe I should try Henry/Reed?

Carmichael 02-4003 02-2891 800 77 40 195 55

Henry/Reed 02-4002 02-2890 800 92 66 206 57

Pastrana MX/RM LOW 02-4007 02-2894 800 74 56 203 55

Windham/RM MID 02-4004 02-2892 800 99 74 219 53

Factory Suzuki/KTM Stock 02-4009 02-2896 800 92 62 217 47

Woods HIGH 02-4005 02-2895 800 97 69 211 61

CR HIGH 02-4006 02-2893 800 95 71 204 60

YZ HIGH 02-4008 02-2897 800 84 56 202 52

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My son runs the pro taper contour Kevin Windham bend/RM mid.He is 5'8".

pro taper contour Kevin Windham bend/RM is very close to the stock Renthal Bar except the rise is 5mm higher but the bar height is the same. I actually like the stock bar bend maybe just because I get used to it, and does not mean it is the right bend for me. I have only used stock renthal 7/8 bar and new Pro taper EVO. I have seen good reviews on Windham bend. Windham is a much taller guy than me so I hesitate to give a try. I guess I can return this bar for a exchange but I have only one shot.

Thanks for sharing your information.

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