how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars?

  • Discuss how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? in the General BMX Forum forum in area BMX-Forum Community; how does this work? is it just preference or does it help to have certain parts? im thinking that a bar with less backsweep is easier to manual... ...
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Lue630

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #1
how does this work?
is it just preference or does it help to have certain parts?
im thinking that a bar with less backsweep is easier to manual because the bars are flat so its more of a leveled push. you know what i mean?
and upsweep im not sure? can ya help me out?
 
The Snowman

The Snowman

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #2
Its how far up and back the handle bar ends are.
Preference (Anti-sweeps ftw!).
 
lewis211

lewis211

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #3
some people prefer more sweep for comfort. flatland bikes have little to no sweep so that you can ride the bars anyway round easily.
 
bmxsux360

bmxsux360

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #4
i liek a lot of up and backsweep. when i had bars with barely any upsweep it hurt my wrists.
 
TheSamurai

TheSamurai

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #5
1 degree up and 12 back are what i'm riding now. love it. it's all about personal preference. i don't like a lot of upsweep as it tends to hurt my wrists.
 
Dilmah Green Tea

Dilmah Green Tea

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #6
Personal preference, i ride antisweeps with 5 up, they seem just fine.
 
Jake Eats Cake

Jake Eats Cake

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #7
if im honest i never really pay attention to sweep
i buy a new pair of bars and ride them and eventually i get used to them
 
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Marcus Poopy

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #8
it can change the feel of your whole bikeeee
 
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Lue630

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #9
it can change the feel of your whole bikeeee
i got some civilian svelte bars 7.75 cut to about 23". i loved the feel of those bars but i kinda hate them now since i cut them so short. they had 12 back & 4 up. i want to get bigger bars so i think im gonna go with the sunday forumph bars!! since theire the same specs but bigger
 
fit bike co

fit bike co

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #10
i got macneil silencers 14

they rule

but i cant manual like i used to...

..or could that be the 19" frame?...who knows
 
newrider3

newrider3

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how does upsweep & backsweep affect the bars? post #11
From what I've noticed, backsweep makes the biggest difference in feel. Going from my bars which have tons of backsweep, and riding a friend's race bars with no back sweep feels really weird. Upsweep doesn't seem to do as much. I had some 8" rise bars with no upsweep, and they pretty much felt the same as my 7.3" rise bars with plenty of upsweep. It's really all about personal preference.
 

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