This handlebar is designed specifically for the aggressive, technical back country rider. It helps the rider to conform with the counter steer technique of balancing the sled on edge for the purpose of carving to maintain proper sled control. Features longer hooks that clock slightly rearward rather than forward like all other bars, the benefit to this is that the top of the hook bend fits into the riders palm creating better grip with less squeeze. Having the hook clocked rearward reduces stress on the riders little finger and overall gives a more comfortable posture with more control. Handlebar rake is same as original equipment at 18 degrees. This is a zero rise bar so if you want to maintain your same bar height we recommend a one inch higher riser, although for most applications riders are looking for a lower bar height. If you are using a post forward block kit on your sled this will compensate for the additional height that occurs when you tilt the steering post forward. Finally this bar features a narrower overall width of 27 1/2″ compared to the 29 1/4″ width of the factory equipped version. Because of the hook being a bit longer it makes the handlebar feel even narrower than it is. This bar can be used with the stock mountain grab handle or with the Rasmussen signature bar pad. THIS BAR DOES NOT HAVE A STEPPED DOWN GRIP DIAMETER.