I think I'm going to cut down my bars

Home Forum Bike Forum I think I'm going to cut down my bars

Viewing 25 posts - 1 through 25 (of 25 total)
  • I think I'm going to cut down my bars
  • lemonysam
    Member

    if I cut them down to a measly 760mm will I still be ENDURO?

    I think that might downgrade you to All-Mountain – but I’d need to check the formulae.

    bikebouy
    Member

    Isn’t the trend for 12″ max now 😛

    Premier Icon bigjim
    Subscriber

    If you are still using bar ends then you will never be very Endooro 😛

    Rickos
    Member

    8 inch rise and 30 inches wide is where it’s at. Old skool.

    8)

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    Bar end plugs 😳 That would have made for some interesting treestrikes.

    I remember my old Muddy Fox courier – I had 16 inch wide bars on that.

    Them were the days.
    Jumpers for goalposts…

    amphibian
    Member

    Jared Graves is winning on 740s so you should be ok. Probably worth checking with the Enduro authorities though 😉

    Premier Icon thepurist
    Subscriber

    If your grips are in an approved colorway (or murdered out) then of course you can still be Enduro.

    Probably not if you cut them down but if you ‘swapped out’ for some narrower ones I’d have thought you’d be fine.

    IA
    Member

    The key thing is surely the “colourway” of the bars and if it matches your shoelaces?

    chip
    Member

    I wanted to increase my bars from 695mm to 720mm.

    But thought that may take me out of the realms of bimble into the dangerous world of pootle,
    So thought better of it.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
    Subscriber

    This question probably needs a ruling by the proper authorities…

    bartimaeus
    Member

    Is pootle more hardcore than bimble? I thought it was the other way round! I think there needs to be quite a complex formula as bars in the 600s also qualify you as an XC mincer… which is why mine are 720 or so.

    If you are still using bar ends then you will never be very Endooro

    This, but I think if you stay over 720mm you’ll be ok.

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    That’s ace cookeaa 😆

    chip – Member

    I wanted to increase my bars from 695mm to 720mm.

    If 715mm is enough for you, I can sell you 20mm of bar.

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    I lost 2 bar ends at the weekend 😆 But if I cut them down to a measly 760mm will I still be ENDURO? I’m pretty marginal as it is with my 26 inch wheels… I’m worried I might be excluded.

    #nonduro

    maxlite
    Member

    My god I’m a XC mincer (630mm)…..!

    bartimaeus
    Member

    I think you have to wear lycra and ride clipless to qualify as XC mincer, but I could be wrong.

    fr0sty125
    Member

    I’m running 760 at the moment and 26 inch wheels maybe that’s why I broke my wrist at my last enduro race #notenduro.

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    What do you think works better, nonduro or unduro?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
    Subscriber

    unduro – was what I was thinking as I read the thread

    (mind, Im xc, or possibly even cx 😳 )

    Premier Icon Onzadog
    Subscriber

    In the good old days, I once cut my bars down to 470mm. Around 1990 I think.

    Premier Icon oliverracing
    Subscriber

    I think you have to wear lycra and ride clipless to qualify as XC mincer, but I could be wrong.

    :mrgreen:

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    Pff, I could qualify as an XC mincer wearing a full suit of gothic plate and a mattress.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Check the Gnarpoon spec sheet before you cut them.

Viewing 25 posts - 1 through 25 (of 25 total)

The topic ‘I think I'm going to cut down my bars’ is closed to new replies.