Upsweep & Backsweep

There are two different measurements of sweep: upsweep and back sweep. Upsweep measures the angle at which the bars bend up from the stem, and back sweep measures how far the bars bend back. This angle can have several effects on the rider. If the angle is too steep the rider may feel like his bars are too far up and less leverage on the bars. If the bars have too much back sweep the rider may feel uncomfortable or squished.