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SW Motech bar risers
« on: July 28, 2013, 03:22:42 »
Thinking of adding 25 mm or 30 mm bar risers, anyone done this and any problems with cable lengths?


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Re: SW Motech bar risers
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 03:45:14 »
25-30mm should be ok
I used the "straight" type
The up and back type may be a stretch for the cables "as is"
I read somewhere that you can move the brake line and get a little more play
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Re: SW Motech bar risers
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 03:55:29 »
Ok i think ill go for the 25mm straights.
After some recent long rides im finding the bars a bit low.
Hope this helps
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Re: SW Motech bar risers
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 09:31:18 »
Got the 25mm raisers too, no problem with cables. Its just a little investment / modification but with a much rewarding result!
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Re: SW Motech bar risers
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 11:03:45 »
I've got the up and back and indeed needed to sightly adjust the brakeline.

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Re: SW Motech bar risers
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 04:33:43 »
Ok i think ill go for the 25mm straights.
After some recent long rides im finding the bars a bit low.
Hope this helps
Thanks Jasper
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If you can manage the reach, keep the bars in a forward position. Don't be to tempted to roll them backwards ....and therefore downwards.
As noted somewhere, if you have long, knuckle dragging arms from lifting heavy wheelbarrows, you should be ok ;) ;)
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Re: SW Motech bar risers
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 01:57:41 »
I put them on last weekend and they fit fine with no cable adjustments needed, although the cables prob couldnt stretch much more for longer ones (30mm and +).
Per Jasper's comment i made sure i didnt let the bars drop down ... easy to do!
They are great, nice improvement esp on long rides,

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Re: SW Motech bar risers
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 10:38:04 »
I fitted a set of 25mm straights and it has reduced my wrist ache & numbness on long journeys 100%. I had no problems with cable lengths.
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Re: SW Motech bar risers
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2021, 13:33:17 »
Best Forum!
Still usefull info here 8 years later.
25 mm. SW-Motech riser ordered.

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