FluffyChicken":3n4kle0y said:It just wasn't really a thing u til the latter part of the 90s, which is a smaller part of the retro part of this site and tend to sit in the 98+ section.
I don't like risers just because they look daft and you look a noddy with them on. Leave it the the DH scene, which is not for me.
Why do that when a high rise stem does the job*
Many use them though and they find them comfy and good looking, but these tend to be on late 90s onward bikes.
Stick bar ends on, helps with the shopping bags and someplace to hang the helmet on.
And just to piss people off ;-)
*interestingly, this debate has started again with Gravel Bikes and the Riser bars they are fitting to them, just they are drop riser bars.
FluffyChicken":brp4dwlc said:It improves the look of gate bikes
So cross bar or no cross bar on your risers (or whatever the in name is for it?)
legrandefromage":brp4dwlc said:Here's the 1994 Specialized team with their narrow bars - it really was just a couple of years of super narrow before the riser came back
*note the longer the hair, the wider the bar... :mrgreen: