Tall/wide rider issue: Picking out a handlebar / where to find them
I did search and there are a few posts about handlebars, but none really hit what I am asking.
I have a Vee, and I am 6'9" with really wide shoulders (ex-football lineman). If I ride longer than a half hour on my vee, I get serious pain in my wrists from the sharp angle I must twist them at to hold onto the handlebars.
The solution appears to be to buy a new handlebar that is straight or straighter than the stock.
When I go to my local motorcycle shops, they only have one or two to try out, and neither seem much better.
Is "pullback" definitely related to that angle? AKA lower pullback equals less sharp angle?
I don't care about height- the stock bar height is fine, although a little lower wouldnt hurt so I can have a little more lean (I'm used to sport bikes, what can I say). Just need less of a backwards angle to save my wrists.
Where can I find a decent selection of handlebars to hopefully find one that has much less of an angle? Any other tall/wide riders find any they like? I did find one website that said the wee has a 8" pullback and the v has a 9 1/2" pullback, with all other things the same. Would I probably be good just getting a wee handlebar?
In some other posts I've read people say "go to the site and it tells you how it differs from your stock bars" but I can't figure out "what the site is". I went to protaper.com and other handlebar sites, but theres been nothing like that at any of them?!?!?
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Last edited by arachnyd; 05-10-2010 at 01:23 PM.