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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Wrist angle on bars

I was looking at Wild One 12" Chubby's and the 12" Outlawz. The main difference besides the sharper bend, seems to be the wrist angles .The Chubbys have an angle of 42 degrees compared to the Outlawz at 22 degrees.Could someone please explain the pros and cons of the different wrist angles.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 08:07 AM
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It's really all about feel and comfort. I went with the outlaws because I wanted a more natural wrist angle. There almost like straight bars on apes. Extremely comfortable in my opinion. They are also not as wide as the chubbys if I'm not mistaken.

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It's going to be near impossible to list a pro and con ... all depends on what you find comfortable. I love my Santees but someone else who sat on my bike hated the wrist angle.

Wrist angle is only part of it too - the width of the bars come into play as well. A narrow bar with a 42 wrist angle will feel a lot different than a wide bar with the same angle. Notice that the Chubbys are almost 3 inches wider at the grips than the Outlawz. (Makes sense - a narrower bar will probably feel more comfortable with less of a wrist angle.) The Chubbys also angle UP during the pullback, whereas the Outlawz are roughly level. (My Santees angle downward.)

The best thing you can do is find someone with the bars you're interested in and try them out. Other than that, sit on your bike and hold a broomstick out in front and see what's comfortable with different hand positions, wrist angles, etc and have someone measure. It's not ideal but better than nothing.

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Both comments are spot on. It has to be what suits you. My experience is that the 22 degree angle is A LOT better for me. I have had plenty of 42 degree angled wider bars and could never get rid of the neck pain...

But then there are others who are similar height and build to me that say the exact opposite.

I just finished the install of my WO612s last night and did the test sit and they are going to be perfect for ME.....

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Find out the precise angle of the stock Road Glide bars, and then make absolutely certain that the angle is very far from that...should be quite comfortable..................
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Find out the precise angle of the stock Road Glide bars, and then make absolutely certain that the angle is very far from that...should be quite comfortable..................
LOL ... that's perfect!

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Find out the precise angle of the stock Road Glide bars, and then make absolutely certain that the angle is very far from that...should be quite comfortable..................
Yep I agree also. The stock bars killed me till I got them gone....


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