I've read about 20 threads on aftermarket bars and I can't seem to figure something out. Ok, I'm looking for bars with less "pullback", meaning I want the ends to be more parallel to the middle of the bar than the stock bars.
Everyone raves about the ProTaper SE ATV High bars. Two times now I went to the local store and held those bars up to the stock 650 bars. Unless I'm missing something obvious, the pullback on the bars is basically identical to the stock bars.
The ProTaper site states that the SE ATV High bars have a sweep of 100mm. I believe the stock bars have a 200+ mm sweep, right? So, in theory, the ATV Highs should have a much lesser pullback. Or no?
I looked at some other ProTaper SE bars to compare. They had much less sweep back, but they were also much shorter (about half the raise), so they didn't clear the tank very well and would need risers.
So, can someone confirm that the ProTaper SE ATV High bars are basically identical to stocks in terms of pullback?
I'd like to have the stock height, I just need less pullback. Price isn't an issue, quality and comfort is