How big is yours (handle bars that is)
760mm on my main bike, about right imo.
I followed Pat from The White Room down a trail, the day after he’d fitted some super “Enduro” 800mm bars. And he promptly caught the end of the bars on a sticky out rock, right in front of a nice 2 foot vert, and he flew sideways off the trail into a heap, amazingly with no more that mild finger bendage!Posted 5 years ago
745mmPosted 5 years ago
640 with bar ends on full sussPosted 5 years ago
460 woodchippers on ss
420 on the cx
750mm on both, just felt fine when first used them. If I’m honest, I never noticed a big difference to begin with… untill I rode a 685mm again and it felt well weird.Posted 5 years ago
640 + bar ends on Scott Spark cut down from 700. Much nicer for my style.Posted 5 years ago
780 on both the HT and FSPosted 5 years ago
haw about including you height – 750 is pretty wide for 5’6″ but probably narrow for 6’6″Posted 5 years ago
Soon to be 800’s.
I remember when I first got a set of Burgtec RideWides. 750 felt enormous back then. Now it just feels odd, with my hands off the ends.Posted 5 years ago
I overheard some guys I passed on a local trail mocking – in between sniggering one of them said. ‘Jesus that guy had Cowhorns ‘Posted 5 years ago
I personally think they look rather well proportioned on a 29er …
all under 700 [ they are old so they must be]but i have never measured them/cannot rememberPosted 5 years ago
29″Posted 5 years ago
750mm (xc) 780mm (dh) 420mm (road).Posted 5 years ago
750 mtb, 440 road.Posted 5 years ago
570ish on my HT. They used to be 610 for ages but I cut them down.
610 on my FS.Posted 5 years ago
Seven hundred and ten millimetersPosted 5 years ago
711Posted 5 years ago
740 with 20mm rise. FS. Still clip them on things..Posted 5 years ago
I’m tall with a 6’6″ wingspan and cut the 750s down from 780 as they were too wide. It can’t healthy for smaller people to run such wide bars, can it?Posted 5 years ago
785 FSPosted 5 years ago
I did try 800 but didn’t like them although that may have been due to lack of rise more than width.
I recently swapped the 650 off wife’s bike for some 710s. She only really rides the monsal trail but even so still said it felt loads better.
600 & 90 something, they started off as 700 something, but I just couldn’t face my riding buddies knowing the number started with a seven, they might of expected me to able to pull of this new found enduro bollox 😉Posted 5 years ago
740Posted 5 years ago
740, I would love something wider but it’s a tight squeeze between the trees as it is.Posted 5 years ago
777 on the XC hardtail.
750 on the AM/Enduro/insert current marketing name FS
Which is probably the wrong way round.
Roadie width on the roadie.Posted 5 years ago
BMX width on the BMX.
710 on one and 730 on the other.
46 c-c on the sscxPosted 5 years ago
680 on the DJPosted 5 years ago
700 on the Hooker do-it-all bike
720 on the DH bike
700 off roadPosted 5 years ago
705mm on the 456
685mm on the lighter (sometimes single speed) ht and 25.4mm clamp on that one.
Wouldn’t want any wider – it would be crap through the narrow tree and bramble lined singletrack that’s a staple of my riding (and I ain’t that gnar!)Posted 5 years ago
780Posted 5 years ago
700mm on the HT, about to go up to 760 given the most comfortable position when climbing is with half of each palm off the end of the bars.
360mm bullhorns on the commuter 🙂Posted 5 years ago
700 on the ss, but i keep hanging my hands off the ends of them on climbs wondering if wider ones would feel better. I have really long arms and I think they would.Posted 5 years ago
630mm on race hardtail.Posted 5 years ago
685mm on f/s.
I am 6’2″ and they are both 29er’s by the way.
@Retrodirect Sounds like we’re in the same boat. If my bars arrive this week, I’ll let you know.Posted 5 years ago
725 on the hardtailPosted 5 years ago
777 on the AM bike
Daughter has 711 on her hardtail
Lad has 750 on his AM bike
490mm Soma Sparrow on the SS
420mm on road bikes
The Sparrows took a while to get used to, but steering with shoulders is now second nature. The ability to pull up with hands at 10-to-2 makes for much easier climbing.Posted 5 years ago
720 on the SoulPosted 5 years ago
760 on the Yeti 575 is how I roll.
730 on salsa fatty, 70mm stemPosted 5 years ago
740 on short travel full sus (650b), 50mm stem
800 on AM full sus (650b), 50mm stem
between 660 and 720 depending on bike (MTB), I’m 171cm tall, can’t get on with anything over 720, it limits my range of upper body motion and I can’t get through some of the gaps round here!
trying to get a feeling on average size these days
Sadly what I think you are getting here is the average from a self selecting sample of ‘people who care about handlebar width’ rather than an actual average.
Still could be useful though 🙂Posted 5 years ago
780mm on Enduro, 780mm on Soda, 730mm on Fortitude SS and 680 on CinderCone.Posted 5 years ago
780mm playful bikePosted 5 years ago
710mm XC/big ride FS
710mm SS winter hack
This thread made me go and order some new bars. 760mm wide el guapo flat bars on on-one for a tenner right now.Posted 5 years ago
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