New handlebar risers

Thursday, May 2 2019 [44,595 miles]

I was a bit uncomfortable on the freeway drone home after a ride yesterday. That feeling has been with me for a while. I’ve found by played around with my hand position that I’d be more comfortable with the bars forward a bit. I could rotate the bars up, but that would make them higher. I decided the risers I’ve been using are no longer a good fit. They are Wunderlich 40mm risers that raise the bars 37mm and also bring the bars back 27mm. A few days ago I ordered replacement risers that add 25mm in height without bringing the bars closer save the small amount due to the angle of the triple clamp. I can rotate the bars up a bit with the 25mm risers to get my desired height.

25mm Risers

25mm Risers

25mm Risers
Old 40mm risers

Old 40mm risers

Old 40mm risers
Up and back

Up and back

Up and back

Handlebar removed

Handlebar removed

Handlebar removed
Old riser removed

Old riser removed

Old riser removed

I removed the handlebars and the old risers. The only tool needed was a 6mm allen key. The screws that held the bars to the riser were also socket head cap screws; they came with the risers. The stock hardware used Torx fasteners.

New risers installed

New risers installed

New risers installed
Side view

Side view

Side view

The new risers also came with socket head cap screws taking a 6mm allen key. It didn’t take but a few minutes to install. The risers are made so there is a gap allowing the bars to be clamped tight. The gap goes in the back. Tighten the front screws, position the bars, then tighten the rear screws. Done.

Risers and hardware

Risers and hardware

Risers and hardware

I’ll put these up for sale on the AdvRider flea market.