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Calling all 456 owners, bar advice please

burglarboycieburglarboycie Posts: 200
edited May 2015 in MTB general
Hi all
So I've just secured the purchase of an On One 456 (steel model) frame to build up. I plan on running a 5" fork and have a zero degree rise stem to go on it so would you recommend a flat bar or riser? I have my eye on a nice riser at 760mm wide with a 20mm rise but was wondering if a flat bar would be better.
Thanks in advance


  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Depends where your hands end up. No one can say.
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    What works for one person might not for another. You will have to work it out for yourself.
  • HerdwickHerdwick Posts: 523
    I own a 456 evo 2, 20inch frame with a 150mm fork, run a riser bar, superstar 785mm 35mm rise, because lower back not flexy enough, also low rise bars gave me a lot of neck aches, you should try and see, it's a personal thing, even people of the same height use different cockpit configurations due to body parts proportions, weight and fisique,

    a comfy configuration will make a long ride pleasant, but a bad bike fit may force you to give up cycling!!!
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