35mm bars – have we done this yet?
i’m a total mincer; i prefer 31.8 bars. It only seems sensible that someone gnarlier than I* might want something a bit sturdier.
31.8mm is the gnarly option, 25.4mm was absolutely fine 99.99% of the time. Now that 650b is obviously the only way to ride, you can expect the marketeers to target 35mm as the only combo to really make the trails feel alivePosted 3 years agoahwilesSubscriber
…25.4mm was absolutely fine 99.99% of the time.
agreed, but i’m such a mincer that i worry about the 0.01% of the time when I might die a painful death. I land to flat off some pretty high kerbs Y’know.
(i have just fitted an old pair of 25.4mmm bars* to my hardtail, they’re completely fine, obviously)
(*using my old ‘world force’ stem** from 1997)
(**actually, they’re old*** world force bars too!)
(***not quite as old…)Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
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Now that 650b is obviously the only way to ride, you can expect the marketeers to target 35mm as the only combo to really make the trails feel alive
You’re getting a bit ahead of yourself there, 35mm is the standard that might actually make a noticable difference, but people won’t buy because it looks a bit odd. So they’ll push it for a couple of years then introduce an inbetween standard. 32.9 perhaps, which satisfies people’s desire for change and novelty without being different enough to be scary (or worthwhile)
Course, they won’t call it 32.9, they’ll call it One Point Five Bar or something to hide the fact that it’s not actually in the middle.Posted 3 years ago
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