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I've asked around in other random threads but I figured i'd start one good, once for all thread about handle bars. So far in my ownership of my XX, both sides of my bars have gotten bent, so now i'm just going to put new bars on it. But i'm not sure which ones to put on there. I know they all have different bends and heights and I know about the flexx bars, but i'm not sure what bends or whatever I need.

That being said, what do I want? I'm pretty short so if the bars could come back a little bit more that would be good. I know I dont want an MX bend/height because all we do is ride trails with the occasional blast through the sand. I know the Flexx bars are nice, but they also have a nice price tag. Is the price of 3 sets of handle bars worth the flexx?!
 

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Both sides? Did you bend them when we went riding?
Yeah, my little argument with the sand just tweaked them a little bit. After talking to Bo on the phone about how weak they really are, I want to upgrade.
 

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If you're shorter, then most likely you DO want an MX bend since they're lower. As far as the sweep, they're all very similar...I would go with the CR low.


These might help a bit...


 

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You'll need a bar with a hi-bend to match the height of the stock bars unless you get a pretty sizeable riser. I put on the Trail Tech logo clamp and Pro Taper EVO's on mine. They don't have as much sweep as the stock ones, but I ride pretty far forward anyway. The setup I have works great for me. Definitely invest in tapered bars. The Flexx would be great, but that is some serious cash for handlebars.
 

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The Flexx would be great, but that is some serious cash for handlebars.
But how much more comfortable does that make your daily riding experience?
 

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I've only rode a short distance with them, so I couldn't tell you if they are worth the cash. If you ride a lot of rough trails and you have a nice toy budget, then they may be worth it. I chose to get EVO's for about $80 bucks (plus about $90 for the clamp) and save the difference towards all the other crap that I have changed already; exhaust, programmer, intake, nerfs... and I've still got to replace my front tires. My buddy that had them on his Raptor liked them, but not enough that he has put a set on his new quad.
 

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Yea if he wants to keep the stock bar height he would need a riser, but if he wants the bars lower, he wouldn't.

The flexx bars are great, but like xx-rated stated, they're only really worth it if you do most of your riding in tough, rutted trails. If you do a lot of wide-open area riding, you really wouldn't need them as much.
 

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I have the X bars from Trail Tech in the medium bend. Pretty much the same as stock and they're cheap.
 

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Yeah be careful though, I learned the hard way on my 400EX that stronger bars mean the next expensive thing it's connected to breaks or bends when you roll it. (a-la steering shaft)

I like taller bars for obvious reasons, but I'm leery about bending my steering shaft.
The flexx bars are great, but like xx-rated stated, they're only really worth it if you do most of your riding in tough, rutted trails. If you do a lot of wide-open area riding, you really wouldn't need them as much.

Gary you've seen/rode with us... which do you think I should get?
 

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I have the Pro-Taper Coutour medium bend bars mounted on the Trailtech clamp. They are real close to stock height and i didnt cut the ends at all.
 

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I have a 450r with flexx bars and in the process of getting a set for my 700xx. When you ride with these bars you dont really notice what they are doing but if you ever want to find out if a product is any good try riding without it. I did this without my flexx bars and precision dampner and the different was incredible. The biggest advantage for flexx bars i notice is in landings the bars just take out the shock through your arms when you land also through whoops and stutters. I know they are expensive but i really think they are worth the money.
 

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What is the width, rise and sweep on the stock xx bars?
 

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i love goin with 2 peice bars that are the shortest they come, and gettin some risers
+1, Rox 2" antivibe risers with CR hi bend handlebars.
 
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