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    I'D RATHER SWEAT THAN SHIVER hyoctane23's Avatar
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    What size handlebars?

    Since I ended up snapping my UMI bars this weekend on my 785, what size do I need or do you recommend? I'm guessing the bars are 7/8" OD?? What about width, rise, ect...?


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    How did you snap your UMI bars? They are pretty strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racer114 View Post
    How did you snap your UMI bars? They are pretty strong.
    I'm just a hoss! I dunno, I was just taking a hard turn, then suddenly it snapped right at the clamp. I did have a passenger so that also played a part in it.

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    yes, they are 7/8"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolling20s View Post
    yes, they are 7/8"
    Thank ya! Anyone have some suggestions for the size? It seems the Polaris handlebars are 28.75" wide / 4.00" rise / 2.25" pullback. Has anyone used something different?

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    UMI bars are NOT very strong at all!!!

    Go renthal from your local motocross shop. Very stout bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    UMI bars are NOT very strong at all!!!

    Go renthal from your local motocross shop. Very stout bars.
    I'll take that into consideration! What size do you recommend??

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    I recommend the bars that fit YOU. Measure your shoulders from side to side. Take off an inch or so, and you should be close to a neutral stance. Then, from there, everyone wants something different. Your height, stance, sitting or standing, and of course, what kind of ski will make your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    I recommend the bars that fit YOU. Measure your shoulders from side to side. Take off an inch or so, and you should be close to a neutral stance. Then, from there, everyone wants something different. Your height, stance, sitting or standing, and of course, what kind of ski will make your decision.
    I'm guessing that a wider handlebar will make it a little easier to hang on with the Pro's tight turns?

    I'm considering a few of Renthal bars off ebay but I'm still a bit confused as to what size I should consider. I don't have anywhere near me that sells this sort of thing so I can't go out and see what there is.

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    Like Hydro said, it's personal preference and feel. I would say that most people like wider... I know I do. It sounds like you're looking for someone to suggest something very specific... so here goes.

    I prefer the Pro-Taper SE CR High Bend.

    They're 800mm's wide. (31.5 inches) That's why I love them. Keep in mind I have a wing span like a Quetzalcoatlus though. You're fit may be different.
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