Watch – How to Position Your Handlebars Properly

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Bike Set Up is phenomenally important to making your life easy. The importance is also inversely proportional to your skill level, so when you’re learning, having a well set up bike is a game changer. It’ll make everything easier, more comfortable and generally more enjoyable. However, figuring out thing like ” How to position your handlebars properly ” and the general art of developing an understanding of motorcycle set up is tough. It takes a great many hours riding, fiddling and learning to get somewhere close.


Or we could just give you a decent starting point. It shortens the process by giving you a “go to” that’ll work most of the time. From there, finding your happy place is far easier. In this weeks Minitip Monday,  we’re covering handlebar position. It addresses why you may want to move them, how to figure out where they should be and if you need to change them at all.


It’s worth noting, the video doesn’t mention anything about lever position. Lever position is always relative to the handlebar, so when you move them, adjust your lever too. A great starting place is just below horizontal. If you want a more in-depth guide, why not take a look at our guide to bike set up.  Otherwise, you should be find and dandy after watching the next few minutes of your life. If you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to drop them in the comments. We’ll do our best to answer anything you’ve got.


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