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#1 tfinstad51

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:51 PM

I’m 6’5” and just wondering how big of riser I will need on a gen 4 summit, and also if the stock cable will be long enough, Thanks!

 



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:59 PM

I’m 6’5” and just wondering how big of riser I will need on a gen 4 summit, and also if the stock cable will be long enough, Thanks!


I’m 6’6”. And have ran the 9” factory riser. This was great for be comfortable but I have now switched back to the factory 6” and it has helped me in the trees.
Feel like a Giraffe "edit for bad language" a football sometimes but it’s better. Waiting to come across a 7” stock one from a 17 that I can trade for.

9” was comfortable but it pushes me back on the sled. So unless you go against the theory it should fallow the steering post angle and tip it up so you can step forward it will be jammed in your waist.
Shorter allows me to step forward more and keep my wait up front.




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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:06 PM

Was there enough cable there to run the bigger riser?



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:29 PM

No problems with cables. I run the adjustable 5.1 to 8 inch. There is still a lot of room on the cables.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:34 PM

Thanks!



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:47 PM

Was there enough cable there to run the bigger riser?

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 12:51 AM

I’m 6’6” and an aggressive tree rider. I have tried all the risers and have settled on the stock 7.5” riser that came on the 2017 summit g4.
And if you want one step better than that... go with the forward steering post kit from Bret Rasmussen/skinz and then use the 6.5 riser that came stock on the 2018.

With my height I have really benefitted from the more forward steering. Keeps me closer to the balance point of sled instead of behind it and also allows for a shorter riser.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 02:51 AM

I'm 6'2" and I like the stock -17 riser. Just about perfect height for me standing up not doing anything. But it is a little too tall in the trees and sidehilling. You are too far away from the machine to really have control.

 

I just got the new 145 mm riser (5.7 inch) but have yet to try it. Would love to get the post 1-2" forward too. Two holes up on the limiter helps but in a steep climb you have the bar in your chest. 



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:13 AM

I’m 6’6” and an aggressive tree rider. I have tried all the risers and have settled on the stock 7.5” riser that came on the 2017 summit g4.
And if you want one step better than that... go with the forward steering post kit from Bret Rasmussen/skinz and then use the 6.5 riser that came stock on the 2018.

With my height I have really benefitted from the more forward steering. Keeps me closer to the balance point of sled instead of behind it and also allows for a shorter riser.


I been trying to order one. Back ordered everywhere.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:38 PM

I’m 6.4” I run the 7.5 on my 18 Freeride 146 it’s perfect no issues with the stock cables plenty of slack

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:00 PM

I'm 6'-6" and had the stock 7.5" on last year and trying the 6.5" this year. So far, I feel a bit more hunched over on flat ground standing, but I think I'll like it more in technical stuff. Not that we should care much how they ride on trails, but it is more comfortable for that also.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:33 PM

Tried the lower 145 mm (5.7") riser today. Not so low I can't comfortably stand up but almost 2" lower should help in the trees. I think this will work fine.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:32 PM

You do all realize that your height has nothing to do with riser height?

...a 5'7 guy could have T rex arms, and a 6'8 guy MIGHT be able to scratch the back of his knee!

...a riser is subjective to where your wrist is off the ground!

... think about it...

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:47 AM

the steering post forward is awesome too by the way. Im 6'3" and I have that and a 5" riser.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:47 PM

I think I’m probably going to get an adjustable riser


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