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I've got the 10" mini-apes, on 8" pullback risers, on mine. & I don't have to worry about sweaty arm pits. I am very comfortable with them & feel I'm not lacking any control. I am, however, dealing with permanent back, shoulder & arm malfunctions that make it impossible for me to sit up-right or put any weight on my arms. My riding position is almost the same as my seating position when I'm in my recliner at home. No other way for me to do it & after 15 years & 180,000+ miles, I'm quite used to it. Ask Joesbobber about the last Canaan Village ride. I may not be as good or as fast as some, but I've never been left behind. Every one is different & we all have our unique requirements for comfort & control. There is no right or wrong way to set up a bike. You just make it work for you & for the way you use your bike.
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