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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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my 12 in bars aren't as tall as i had expected.

while the website described exactly how they measure their bars i didn't really know or understand until i put the bars on today. the bars feel like 10 inch bars and i feel disappointed. they are advertised as 12's and they are 12 inch in the way they are measured but they are measured from the bottom of the cross bar to the top of the handle. to me these are everyone else's 10 inch bars. i feel like i wasted time and money.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 07:43 PM
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What brand bars are they?


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again i am not bashing them because they were very up front with how they measure the bars! they are Vindikta Marauders.

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Depending on your reach, you may be able to roll the bar forward and make them feel taller.


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Like the old saying goes

If you think you want 10” apes, go 12” apes

If you think you want 12” apes, go 14” apes

And so on

You could always remove them and sell them on this forum

Good Luck

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Vindikta is a great company and they make great bars. I’m running Vindikta Marauders on my ‘17.

However, they do measure differently than most other manufacturers. They’re the only ones I know of who measure from the bottom of the crosstube to the grips. So, comparatively, they’re 1.5” shorter than other bars marketed at the same height.

That being said, call Joe. He’ll work with you to get you what you want. He’s pretty great about swapping out bars to make sure you’re happy.


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Vindikta is a great company and they make great bars. I’m running Vindikta Marauders on my ‘17.

However, they do measure differently than most other manufacturers. They’re the only ones I know of who measure from the bottom of the crosstube to the grips. So, comparatively, they’re 1.5” shorter than other bars marketed at the same height.

That being said, call Joe. He’ll work with you to get you what you want. He’s pretty great about swapping out bars to make sure you’re happy.


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I will second that. Joe has swapped out a set for me with a very similar case.

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i am just gonna ride em out for this season and buy something else next year. they are a touch wide for my taste too so now that i know what to look for i will purchase accordingly.


and the bars are rolled forward against the stop pin already.

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Like the old saying goes



If you think you want 10” apes, go 12” apes



If you think you want 12” apes, go 14” apes



And so on



You could always remove them and sell them on this forum



Good Luck



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Try out different sizes before you buy.


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Like Swomack Said go higher than you think.Had 12in.Yaffe Monkey Bars on my prior SG wish I had went with 14s,So on my new RGS went with 14 in.Yaffe oem Monkey Bars Like them a lot.
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