As cool and retro and ratty as these handlebars are, they are just too tall for this build. I will be raising my seat probably only another 1/2" from what it's pictured here for aggressive off-road riding. I need the handlebar grips and seat height to be just about equal for my best riding posture. Okay if the grips are a little above, but not 4 inches above.
On Desert Sky, my 26" klunker I have out in AZ, the fit is just about perfect. Laid back seat post extends the top tube reach and room for my long femur bone to put my knee where it should be above the pedal, and the heights of my seat and hands is just about right on. This bike rides great, and I want to get close to that.
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Granted, we have modern frame geometry in this 2015 'suspension correct' frame design made for using a 120 mm travel suspension fork. The current geometry is not 'long and low' like our early mtb's from the '80s to around 2000. The frames now have a higher 'stack height' to absorb the amount of lowering of the front end when the fork is fully compressed. So I will figure that in, and the fact that I don't want to be too far forward on the bike at my age / diminishing skill level.
Here is approx where I have to be to get a similar handling and ride that I have on Desert Sky on my current build, Midriff-ter. Accounting for raising my saddle a bit from it's current position.
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So a bar with maybe a 7 degree rise with a little sweep back should work, or my Nitto bar that is perfectly flat and has a really nice bend to it. The Titec laid back post and Nitto bar were both staples on my Fat Rat, first ever RaT RoD bike I ever built, and that rode great!