Think the big handlebar trend is strictly a new school thing?
Back in the 80s, there were a few tall bar options…if you knew where to seek them out (and if you could find them!)
Case in point, the GT XT handlebars
Clocking in at a 10-3/4″ rise, these were tall before tall was cool.
The XT in the name stood for extra tall and, according to the ad, were “for tall pro’s.”
I don’t think Nelson Chanady (in the ad) was that tall…but he sure looks like he means business though, don’t he?