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What handlebar bend/brand??
« on: November 20, 2017, 11:38:09 AM »
Curious to hear peopleís opinions on what handle bar bend/brand they use??


Just ordered up the pro taper factory zook/ktm. Just bent up my Henry/reeds.

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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 02:44:59 PM »
Stock Renthal 971's in 7/8", Pro Taper SX Bend Fuzions, or Henry/Reed PT's for me...

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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 03:53:47 PM »
Stock Renthal 971's in 7/8", Pro Taper SX Bend Fuzions, or Henry/Reed PT's for me...

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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 04:40:49 PM »
Another Renthal 971 here, or any other brand's equivalent.
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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 10:10:19 AM »
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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 03:34:04 PM »
I struggled with arm pump a lot and was wondering if the bars had anything to do with it.
It never dawned on me to try new bends for whatever reason. I opted for a straighter bar this go around.
Iím thinking it would be more comfortable while standing....

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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 06:41:18 PM »
Finding the right bend/flex is important, it can take some time and money though.

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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 07:47:25 PM »
I have always felt comfy with stock Honda bend, so no matter the brand I ride I end up with those bars. My suggestion is to use whatever brand you have felt the most comfortable on stock would be the bars to use no matter the bike. I am a Honda guy but at the moment I am on a husky. Honda bars are on it.
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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 09:50:44 PM »
I've tried lots of different bends and settled on the KTM High bar. I feel more comfortable with less sweep. Check out Renthals site they have a great comparison tool.

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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 11:40:54 AM »
Just ordered up the pro taper factory zook/ktm.

That's exactly what I'm running. They have the least sweep of any ProTaper bars.

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Re: What handlebar bend/brand??
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 06:49:01 PM »
Just ordered up the pro taper factory zook/ktm.

That's exactly what I'm running. They have the least sweep of any ProTaper bars.

Yup, I like them much better when standing. Even seated they feel more comfortable so far. Just moved my bar mounts up instead of all the way back. Just testing some different setups to see what I like. Playing with fork tube height as well.
I think the Henry/reed would have been more comfortable if I moved the bar mounts up to normal instead of all the way back.