How wide are your bars?
750mm and have been for about three years now. I recently tried to go a little narrower, down to 730mm, but I missed the extra leverage that the wider bars give.
Personally I think everyone should ride what works for them but I do think a lot of people would find their riding improved considerably by switching to a 730mm+ bar.Posted 6 years agovan cough coughMember
I have 4 sets of 750mm Funn Full-On Triple butted in 25.4 standard. 2 sets are spare cos CRC were clearing them out; because they are gret bars; and because I want to stick to 25.4 for as long as I can.. I prefer the look… these bars are plenty wide, I have 47in chest..Posted 6 years agojulianwilsonMember
685 on xc bike, looking at the start line at races i think that is pretty wide for a ‘race’ bike but it is my all purpose one. 710mm on singlespeed and bullitt for ‘gurn/stood up leverage’ and ‘control’ factors respectively. I think my shoulders are too narrow for there to me much point in me going much wider.Posted 6 years agostumpy01Member
Not sure on the Inbred – some fairly old RF Deus that I cut a bit off – so probably about 640mm or so. I did have some Sunline V3’s on there at 710mm, but they were a bit wide given that I use it a lot on the road to get miles in during the week.
The Stumpjumper has got some 710mm KCNC low risers on. Not sure if they are too wide for me or not. I keep thinking that they’d be better with a teeny bit off, but will give it a while longer to be indecisive.Posted 6 years agoMatt24kSubscriber
680mm cut down from 720mm after I kept hitting trail side trees!Posted 6 years ago
Typical case of reading magazine that said you must fit wider bars, spending the money, thinking it’s great and then realising that I am an individual.
Got suckered into it, not thinking that most journo’s are taller than me. Said journo probably feels obliged by way of free trips to fantastic launch locations provided by the importers of wide bars etc that have warehouses full to shift.kudos100Member
780 on the enduro
760 on the chumba
I recently stuck some ‘narrow’ 710 bars on the sovereign I have just built up. It felt great through tight singletrack (not having to worry about catching the bars) but not as good everywhere else.
I’m going to chop a bit of the chumba bars to make them a bit more singletrack friendly.Posted 6 years ago
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