As a newbie to the small bike world, I’m curious why everyone puts protaper bars on their bike. Are they raising or lowering? What’s the improvement people are looking for?
I just went for my first ride with full leather track suit on as I was planning to run the bike through its paces in a parking lot and nearly killed myself right out of my driveway because when I went to shift into second gear my knee puck wedged under the left bar and sent me careening to the left and across oncoming traffic....not fun. For the rest of the ride I was able to compensate but it felt like the pegs were too far forward and the bars too far back. It’s a small bike, so some of that is to be expected, but I’m wondering if your protaper bars are set further forward?I got a set of pro tapers school boy bars and instantly felt that I was in the position I was looking for with styling that I liked. My mind and body felt good with the change and I enjoy the bike that much more.... $70 well spent.
ProTaper and others are alright and all...but I have Driven Racing 'Meteor' bars on my 2 wheeler with 'high' risers (it was a kit)...I'm 6'2" and ride it like I stole it!As a newbie to the small bike world, I’m curious why everyone puts protaper bars on their bike. Are they raising or lowering? What’s the improvement people are looking for?