- Are you a 'big bars' victim like me?
I bought a set of bars today that were 780mm wide. I held them in my hands and pretended I was on my bike, like you do. A definitive test given the circumstances.
I couldn’t imagine riding with bars that wide and promptly had 15mm of stupid lopped off each side. I stuck them on the bike impressed and the kids up the road with a display of nice stunts mister. They still feel weird a bit – despite me being a lanky, long armed git and owner of a similarly sized bar on another bike. I maybe should have went with the higher rise and maybe I shouldn’t have asked the shop mechanic to mutilate them.
Still, they almost match the colour of one of my fork legs (but are too bloody wide for the camera) 😀
Posted 5 years agocakefacesmallblockSubscriber
Went from 680 to 750 last year. Genuinely feel I have slightly better control over the bike in fast, slippery mud situations.Posted 5 years ago
Have had one potentially nasty off, though due partly to a shortage of talent and having been able to get between the trees in question previously 🙄NorthwindSubscriber
I’ve settled on 710mmm… Bought a set of wider bars for the big bike, gradually cut them down, they ended up at 710mm like my others. Bought a bigger bike, and another set of wider bars, cut them down again… They’re still at 720mm but I think I’ll snip them some time.Posted 5 years agoEuroMember
Was out for another wazz on the bike tonight and now i’m used to them they feel great. I think 750 is about my personal limit, though I kinda wished I tried them full fat just to see.
You midgets with 800+ bars must bang your chin on the stem a lot 😀 I can see the benefits when dishing out fistfuls of gnar, but is it not uncomfortable when climbing with your weight pulled forward?
smiff – Member
what tricks to impress the kids?
They’re easily impressed round our way. Manuals, nose wheelies a few cat leaps usually does it.Posted 5 years agokiwijohnSubscriber
I’ve settled on 710mmm… Bought a set of wider bars for the big bike, gradually cut them down, they ended up at 710mm like my others. Bought a bigger bike, and another set of wider bars, cut them down again… They’re still at 720mm but I think I’ll snip them some time.
The princess called, she wants her pea back.Posted 5 years ago
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