Low rise, 3" 4" 5", bmx bars on an MTB

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Low rise, 3" 4" 5", bmx bars on an MTB
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Posted: May 10, 2015 at 15:29 Quote
So, this is an old idea, but it's gaining more traction, especially now that people are running short rigid forks on street rigs and bottom brackets are getting higher.

Rather than a 3" rise mtb bar with no cross bar, people are starting to look at customized bmx-style bars.

I've been running Immortis 4-piece 4" rise bmx cruiser bars on a DJ for a long time now.... The Immortis bars were based off the S&M C4 cruiser bars from a long time ago (maybe late 90's / early 00's???)


http://www.ridemonkey.com/threads/4-rise-2-piece-bmx-bars.212607/


Scraplord's bike:


Cornfed's bike from a while back:
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These are some Black Market prototype 3-piece bars..... I personally think they should just add that crossbar and do 4-piece....
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But, there are new options from both the Fixed Gear Freestyle (FGFS) scene of 26" street, as well as 24"/26" MTB-street.

Matty at STOUT Bikes, out of the Houston area, has been doing some of the best work on this front for a little while now. Anybody else, post up.

Matty's work:




Crossover to 24" mtb-park-24
Machete Slayer on a Contraband 24"


Here are some I found from the FGFS scene:

Machete Slayer
https://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=118002&pagenum=40

Posted: May 10, 2015 at 19:26 Quote
Been running "tall" bars for some time now these being S&M aluminum 5.5" down from 7.5"..
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The others I ran where 7.5" and it was great for street, but when it came to park or dirt it was too much for transitions, pump tracks it was just way too much.. The 5.5 works better..
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Ive gotten a pretty awesome amount of hate for it to be honest, I care less, but its pretty amazing the hate you can drum up over a bar choice..

Posted: May 14, 2015 at 19:37 Quote
Looks like the 4pc bars are making a comeback. Maybe we'll see the smaller bar diameters make a comeback as well. Really I don't care much about what size bar you run as long as you ride. Makes me think of the brakeless thing and guys not riding dirt because they don't have brakes and they aren't comfortable. So you are cool but you can't ride, why did you bother coming out? What I mean is if a part is holding you back then you need to rethink the part, other than that run what you brung.

Posted: Jan 15, 2016 at 20:28 Quote
STOUT Bikes gettin creative!


Posted: Jan 16, 2016 at 5:11 Quote
Not only a knee wrecker, but doesnt seem overly strong


Looks freakin awesome though

Posted: Jan 16, 2016 at 10:09 Quote
cmc4130 wrote:
STOUT Bikes gettin creative!


That is a pretty sweet looking bar! Looks plenty strong to me, bars don't take the same abuse frames do. They do get abuse don't get me wrong.

Posted: Jan 16, 2016 at 20:41 Quote
Aaronz25RS wrote:
Not only a knee wrecker, but doesnt seem overly strong


Looks freakin awesome though

Maybe you could put bottle rockets in those holes?
; )

Posted: Jan 19, 2016 at 8:08 Quote
cmc4130 wrote:
Cornfed's bike from a while back:
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Wow, great setup on this one.... What frame is that?

Posted: Jan 19, 2016 at 16:06 Quote
KingsgateDirtJumper wrote:
cmc4130 wrote:
Cornfed's bike from a while back:
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Wow, great setup on this one.... What frame is that?

If I remember right it was a Transition Trail or Park.

Posted: Jan 20, 2016 at 12:40 Quote
5" DK bars and 425mm-ish rigid fork, compared with mtb bars with rigid, compared with mtb bars on 80mm travel fork (460mm-ish axle to crown).




Posted: Jan 20, 2016 at 12:48 Quote
cmc4130 wrote:
5" DK bars and 425mm-ish rigid fork, compared with mtb bars with rigid, compared with mtb bars on 80mm travel fork (460mm-ish axle to crown).




No 4th option of tall bars and sus fork.. Frown

Posted: Jan 20, 2016 at 13:04 Quote
Aaronz25RS wrote:
No 4th option of tall bars and sus fork.. Frown

Heh, well, I didn't do it with that bike (the white Mob), but the first post in the thread shows my Mob with 4" bars. Wink

Posted: Feb 20, 2016 at 7:25 Quote
Some of the bars from the Fixed Gear Freestyle (FGFS) scene look good...


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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 at 20:45 Quote
I just finish building this Transition BLT and went for these DMR Cro-Mo wingbars. They have about a 3" rise with a 8° Backsweep and 7° upsweep. The BLT BB is pretty high compared to other dirt jumpers so I probably could have gone with a 4" rise bar but for now I left plenty of steer tube so I can put an extra spacer or two under the stem.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2016 at 10:03 Quote
I've been thinking of this since installing a shorter rigid fork.

Do the mtb brand bars with cross bar have a 31.8 clamp area?
Trying to figure out if I could still use my stubby Atomlab stem and try some 4" bars.
OR
I have plenty of BMX stems and could use it with 4" BMX bars.

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