Tall Rider Stuff

GWO

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I'm 6'2" and I'm thinking about getting the Doug Henry model ProTaper. Any tall guys have experience with these bars? What I like about these bars is that they are tall like the CR high bars, but have less pull back than the CR high. These bars will go on at the same time as a tall seat foam.

I'm planning to get the Enduro Engineering extra-firm tall seat foam. You must think I'm crazy, but I like the stock seat and I want the tall seat to stay tall and not compress while I'm sitting on it. What do you guys think of Enduro Engineering foams and covers?

GWO
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Same here (6-1).. just ordered tall foam for the CR. Been riding a 250F lately and like the "on top of it" feeling... on the CR, I feel more down "in it".... hoping the foam helps. Will hellp with the seat/pegs ergos as well.

I use Tag Supercross bend bars, not for height (they aren't) but for the lack of sweep. My "attack" position is a little more bent over than somw... seems the perfect position hurts my damaged back :( ....

The Button bend is reccomended by many on the board, I hear the Henry bend is also good for taller riders.
 

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Protaper is making an extremely tall Pastrana bend and Tag is making a CR double Hi in the X5 and T2. Both are 4" or more.
 
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problems of the tall

I, too, have problems finding a suitable bar and I am about 6'1". Currently, I run a Doug Henry bend Protaper on a 2000 250 exc. This bar is not high enough for me and the sweep is greater than the stock bar. My lower back still puts the hurt on me from the hunched over positon I have to assume. I have tried to order the Larocco Double Cross because it is taller with less sweep and would allow the use of a bar pad to cover the Scotts Dampner--I've almost kissed that thing a couple of times and I just don't want that kind of a relationship at this point. However, this bar has been on backorder for 7, count them, 7 months. I may have to swallow hard, pay the extra FORTY BUCKS and go with the Renthal Twinwall Carmichael bend which shares the same dimensions as the Laroccco. Tall seat foam is a real benefit so you don't feel like your knees are going to scratch your chin and a surprising reduction in effort when going from sitting to standing. Let me know of anything else that helps to accomodate us tall folks
 
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You'll like the Doug Henry bend ProTaper bar. I'm 6'4" and have tried most all of the taller bends available. As for the Enduro Engineering tall foams and seat covers...they're the best stuff out there. In fact, all of the Enduro Engineering products are well-designed, excellent quality and will improve performance regardless of what you ride.
 

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Thanks for the replies!

erdento, looking at the ProTaper chart, I see that the Doug Henry model is 10mm taller and 5mm less pullback than the KTM bars. Is the chart not right? That's important to me since I want taller and less pullback than stock.

Does the tall seat foam really reduce the transition effort that much? I hope so, because that's the very reason I'm getting it. My knees are showing some wear.

Anyone else?
 
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Hmmmm. The chart I'm using from Rocky Mountain shows the stock KTM as Height: 3.42 inches; Pullback: 2.36". The Henry is shown as Height: 3.54"; Pullback: 2.44"
 

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AnswerRacing.com says:

KTM height: 3.23 pullback: 2.36
Henry height: 3.62 pullback: 2.24
 

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The lonely hearts club?
I swear tall riders get no reaspect.
Who listens when I complain about my knees getting tangled in the Handlebars?
All the bikes seem cramped these days.
I am 6'8" tall and run a thumper tall yz seat and cover on my wr426.
I also run the RC bars and a pro taper top clamp in the forward position.
This works allright but my knees still hit the bars when I am backing it in.
When the trails are overgrown my head hits everything low hanging, my helmet has a permanent path ground in it fom low branches.
I really don't expect sympathy, it could be worse- I can't imagine not reaching the ground!
 

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You can not go wrong with the EE tall seat. I love mine.
SFO, my helmet also has major marks from low hanging branches. However, I love to watch my shorter riding buddies struggle to "find" the ground.
 
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I bought the TAG cr double highs and they are great. They aren't as tall as the Renthal button bars though. The chart shows that they are, but the chart is full of it.
 
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I saw an ad in the current issue of Dirt Rider (the mag.) for Pastrana Freesyle bend Protapers. Width 30.5" Height 4.75" Pullback 2.17"
 
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30.5" is way too narrow for a tall guy. Otherwise I would have a set of those bars already.

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I'm 6'2" and use Thumper bar risers with a CR Low bar. Moves the bar up and forward 1.5". Feels really good plus my steering dampner fits under the bar and is covered on both sides by the bar risers.