Tall guys bar height question

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I am 6’4 and ran with a 4” rox riser last year and after a lot of reading about setups and handlebar heights I went back to a 2” riser and after riding the weekend my back sure is sore just wondering if there were any other tall guys running with no riser or if I am just a *****. Hahaha

2017 RMK 800 high bars

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I’m 6’2 and running stock ski Doo expert riser, which is short. But if I felt I needed a taller riser I would get an adjustable height one, and shorten it in technical times.
 

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6'5" 2020 Khaos, came with short bars, one ride on stock setup and I suffered. I had a 2" riser block on hand and that is all it took to allow me to stand up straight with a good grip. Not too tall for sitting down either.
 
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I'm 6'6" and run stock bars and height and seats on my Dirt bikes and on my Snowmobile.

I used to run massive risers. on both my dirt bikes and my snowmobile, while it helped for comfort and just hammering whoops standing up, it made cornering all weird.

I guess I got used to it I don't know...put a riser on if your back hurts I guess. :)
 
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Also I had that Adjustable riser on my 2014 Summit, and no matter how tight I made it it always moved around.. Just ended up slamming it all the way down which seems to be about the same height now as my new Lynx stock.
 

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I'm 6'4" and run the NXT Level Bars 5" i believe they are. The only time I notice anything is on a long trail ride and its short term. I mostly stand anyways. In tight places and off cambers I really like the low bars I have good control over may sled. My issue is with brake levers and thumb throttle can't seem to find a happy medium adjustment. The bend on the NXT bars is just a little different than the PRO Tapers they feel more comfortable to me.
 

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I am 6’3” and off trail I prefer a bar which allows me to have a slight bend in the knees and elbows while standing.
 

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I'm 6'2" ....not sure if that's considered "tall" these days or not. Whatever the height of the factory Polaris mid-rise bars is - I like it. I've had the high bars before and liked them as well - they are more comfortable on the trail, but performance suffers a bit when the going gets tough.

As far as generally accepted "good setups," Polaris high bars plus a 4" riser block is mega huge for sure - BUT if you feel like you would be most comfortable with risers, who cares?
 

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6'2" and run stock factory tall bars no riser. Thought about going shorter.

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I found there’s know magic hight. Use what feels the most comfortable too yourself lm 6’ tall and like the Polaris med or short bars either one. But the short gives me a little bit more control when it’s nasty steep and trees everywhere 🥰
 

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I found there’s know magic hight. Use what feels the most comfortable too yourself lm 6’ tall and like the Polaris med or short bars either one. But the short gives me a little bit more control when it’s nasty steep and trees everywhere
I hear you. If I only rode trees and steep would probably go lower but I also do family rides which are more like seasonal roads and less technical.

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The experts rave about short bars and now every wanna be thinks they need short bars rather than ask how tall these experts are; and take height into consideration. I just google'd how tall Chris Burandt is and he is 6'0. He doesn't need a riser on his sled and can rave all he wants about not running a riser / how it's better for technical riding having no riser. Or just trust the science. lol

I'm 6'3 and have always ran a riser, although my Matryx high bars seem to be higher than the old Axys high bars so no riser this time.
 
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The experts rave about short bars and now every wanna be thinks they need short bars rather than ask how tall these experts are; and take height into consideration. I just google'd how tall Chris Burandt is and he is 6'0. He doesn't need a riser on his sled and can rave all he wants about not running a riser / how it's better for technical riding having no riser. Or just trust the science. lol

I'm 6'3 and have always ran a riser, although my Matryx high bars seem to be higher than the old Axys high bars so no riser this time.
Yea there is a massive difference between 6'0 and 6'6" +

I'm doing ok with the stock height on my lynx though. My old sled had adjustable risers it was nice to run them all the way up for the shitty trail ride out.

Who knows. I run stock bars on my dirtbikes now too instead of big risers. Its not as comfortable going in a straight line over endless whoops but for everything else I like it better.

Use whatever you need/like/feel comfortable with I guess is the point. regardless of what people "say"
 
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