The 7-1/2″cheek style is the next line up. Extremely versatile, this bit can be used for training drills, pleasure riding or competition. The cheek has a 2-1/2″ purchase with a5″ shank. The shank is swept back like the 6″ model but to a lesser degree, which offers more leverage and control. When properly adjusted it is still considered a mild cheek, but one with plenty of leverage for control at increased speeds.