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6/10/2021 2:56 PM

Curious on what kind of handle bar rise and stem angle/length you taller riders are running? I am 6 foot 4 and ride a Santa Cruz Hightower XL

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6/10/2021 3:24 PM

I'm 6'3" on a current gen S5 Enduro. I run a 40mm stem, 780 width bar w/ 50mm rise. Have about 25mm of spacers under the stem as well.

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just hanging out with the bros, feeding off of each other

6/10/2021 4:45 PM

How tall is a "taller" rider?

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6/10/2021 5:54 PM

taldfind wrote:

How tall is a "taller" rider?

Close to my height. Obviously

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6/10/2021 5:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/10/2021 5:56 PM

6’7” and ride XL 5.5 and XL process 165. I’ve got 40mm spacers under the stem, run 50mm stems and 40mm rise bars. The process has a short HT so I’d run a higher setup if possible but the ST came cut
Kinda wanna put a 29” wheel on the process to lift the front, and because that’s super hot right now

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6/10/2021 6:11 PM

6’4” here. 40mm stem, 50mm riser bar, 30mm of spacers under the stem on an XL Evil Following.

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6/10/2021 6:48 PM

cameron.hoefer wrote:

I'm 6'3" on a current gen S5 Enduro. I run a 40mm stem, 780 width bar w/ 50mm rise. Have about 25mm of spacers under the stem ...more

Which bar are you running? Just picked up a S5 and it’s definitely on the low side stock.

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6/10/2021 6:51 PM

6'3'' on an XXL Megatower with a 155mm headtube.

It seems like most frame manufacturers are still pretty conservative with their headtube lengths. The new XXL Spire and Capra are both 130mm. SC is a bit of an outlier on this but I'm a fan.

Running a 40mm rise 800mm wide FU40 with a 35mm stem and 40mm of spacers including the headset cap.

A lot of the terrain we ride here is steep and steppy. This set up is bias towards that sort or riding but I also like it when riding more mellow terrain. Maybe that's just familiarity.

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6/10/2021 7:53 PM

hayhay_124 wrote:

Curious on what kind of handle bar rise and stem angle/length you taller riders are running? I am 6 foot 4 and ride a Santa ...more

I am 6'7 and ride a XXL Megatower and Tallboy and I run a 50mm stem with a 30-35mm rise bar.

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6/10/2021 7:59 PM

cameron.hoefer wrote:

I'm 6'3" on a current gen S5 Enduro. I run a 40mm stem, 780 width bar w/ 50mm rise. Have about 25mm of spacers under the stem ...more

yzedf wrote:

Which bar are you running? Just picked up a S5 and it’s definitely on the low side stock.

Running the Spank Spike 800 Race Riser Bar - 800mm x 50mm Rise x 31.8 Clamp. Nothing special but they feel good and come in a lot of different rises.

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just hanging out with the bros, feeding off of each other

6/10/2021 8:32 PM

hayhay_124 wrote:

Curious on what kind of handle bar rise and stem angle/length you taller riders are running? I am 6 foot 4 and ride a Santa ...more

ProjectMayhem wrote:

I am 6'7 and ride a XXL Megatower and Tallboy and I run a 50mm stem with a 30-35mm rise bar.

Yew! A fellow member of the two meter club!

I can't really contribute as I haven't had a real trail bike in decades. On my homemade DH and slope bikes though I was leaning towards lower bars toward the end of my riding career to get better balance on the bike and trusting the front end grip more.

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6/11/2021 5:18 AM

I'm 6'7" and on an XXL Santa Cruz Hightower V1. I run an 800mm wide OneUp bar with 35mm rise on a 50mm stem. The fork is the stock length steer tube and I run max possible spacers under the stem. I also bumped the fork travel from the stock 140mm to 160mm.

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6/11/2021 6:11 AM

So how about running a stem with more of an an upward angle or just adding to the stack height?

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6/11/2021 7:18 PM

hayhay_124 wrote:

So how about running a stem with more of an an upward angle or just adding to the stack height?

Definitely an option if you are worried about sacrificing reach for stack.

There don't seem to be too many riser stems available. Renthal does their Duo stem in 40 and 50mm reach with a 10mm rise. Hope does a 35 / 50 / 70 mm 20 degree rise stem as well. Both run 31.8mm clamps. I'd be interested to see if anyone knows of any other options out there.

This calculator can be helpful for getting an idea of what you'll gain in terms of height and what the actual reach of the stem will be when you factor in the degree of rise.

http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php

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6/11/2021 11:30 PM

I ride a hope stem 50 mm length with 20 degree rise + a nukeproof Sam hill riser on my Nicolai G1 XL .Helps to keep the max amount of frame reach possible .

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6/12/2021 3:20 PM

funn do a 35 degree rise direct mount option on the RSX stem. Threw one on with a 50mm rise bar, feels good mang.

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6/12/2021 5:07 PM

6’4”, Megatower XXL (665mm stack), settled on 10mm of spacers, a I9 A35 stem (40mm, +6mm of rise), and OneUp bars w/ 35mm of rise. I’ve run 30mm of spacers and ENVE’s 50mm M9 risers, but outside of a few gnarly chutes a more balanced position has felt better.

Pretty easy to get long frames these days; really dang hard to get frames with enough stack to match.

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6/14/2021 3:49 AM

6’4 on an XL 2019 Mega 290.
50mm stem
850mm bars with 38mm rise
Around 25mm of spacers but contemplating moving the stem down a wee bit.

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More stoked than Stokey the boiler stoker from Stoke-On-Trent

6/14/2021 1:28 PM

6'2'' Santa Megatower XL 790mm handlebar 20mm rise with 50mm stem 5mm Spacer under

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6/14/2021 2:45 PM

6'6" on an XL Geometron G1. 40mm spacers under a Deity Copperhead stem. 3inch rise Pro Taper bars. Intend Stiffmaster headset.

Need all the stack I can get.

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