that syncros stem bolt looks like a potential leg gouger! i'd be trimming that quickly if it were mine.. liking the sound of judy SL forks, they always look perfect on xizangs.
before you go riser,try maybe a nice extra wide flat bar with big sweep. i have ordered a salsa moto ace for mine, 660mm and 11 degrees.
i run 680s by 12 degree on my modern hardtail, they have transformed the ride! you get all the good benefits of a riser style bar, without the kind of funny looking upwards bends of riser bars.
they seem to be all the rage on 29ers at the moment, but they seem just as great on my 26 inch wheel HT.
on my modern bike, i also wanted to keep the front end as low as possible, an additional reason for the wide but flat bar.
fortunately my legs arent that long.... if i was 6'5", it might be more a problem
im not a great fan of having the low front end, hence the sus and risers.
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