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  • Premier Icon big_scot_nanny
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    I think this might be a good one for the front page poll?

    Well then , what width are you riding and what type of riding do you do? πŸ˜‰

    in mm please, I have no frame of imperial reference on handlebars, or amybe even just narrow, middle or flippin mahoosive. πŸ˜€

    I’ve just finished a new frame build, transferred most bits over, but got a new bar and stem. went big for a laugh, but 790mm really does feel spectacularly wide! 😯

    Cheers all!

    Kev

    Premier Icon akira
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    710mm, bit of everything really, slowly up some hills and then slowly down the other side.
    Seems to be a good width without clipping too many trees.

    M6TTF
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    685mm monkeylite xc on both bikes – just perfect width and shape IMO

    Coleman
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    560mm flats with bar ends – old skool xc.

    Premier Icon ton
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    and where is the pictures of this new bike build then………….
    and if you find your bars to narrow……..i have a set of ‘mansize’ ones for sale. πŸ˜‰

    brakes
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    685mm
    there was a thread asking the same question fairly recently

    Stuey01
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    685mm

    Type of riding: general mucking about.

    I like them, seem to work for me. Don’t really see any need to go wider.

    matthewlhome
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    685mm ea70 monkeybars. General xc and pootling, bit of playing about too. Feel fine

    cullen-bay
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    680 on the trance x for a muck about bike

    XC race bike has cut down bars 580.

    legend
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    640, 685…….. and 750 πŸ˜€

    psychle
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    711mm Haven Carbon…

    Stevo210
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    685mm Monkeybars EA70 XC – soon to be replaced with Carbo Superlogic 660mm

    790?? dont think I could reach that far.

    robhughes
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    710 and 710.just luv em…

    james
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    710 on the FS, I’d like wider for cornering, but having relatively recently moved from 685, I think any wider would ruin climbing too much. Need to lower them a bit to gain the extra width vs. height, then at least they should ‘feel’ wider
    685 on XC HT
    685 on play bike HT
    600 on rigid commuter/rollers bike

    khani
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    710 on the spot an the soul, which feels spot on, just got some 780’s for the pitch and they feel mahooosive!
    and 44cm on the road bike πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon steveh
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    737 Sunline v1’s on both xc and the dh bikes, 711 sunline v1’s on the jump bike. 685 eastons on the town bike which feel way narrow now.

    Premier Icon big_scot_nanny
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    Ton – all in good time! πŸ˜€ want to take it for a spin first, but really…. ooooooohhhh, lovely!

    Anyhoo, you have bars bigger than 790mm?!?!?

    Brakes – did a search, couldn’t see anything so hence my post. sorry if going over old ground!

    Seems a lot about 685, that was my current but they felt too narrow. I am a big bugger, even so i think for general riding 790 might be a bit too big.

    I found carnegies best in the trees, as with the backsweep if you did crack off anything it glanced rather than hooked. Shame they killed my elbows. πŸ™

    Cheers peeps, anyone on silly wides for trail riding?

    Kev

    I_Ache
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    I have some 750 burgtec ride wides. They are great until I have to squeeze past the bike in the kitchen. They do look bloody wide tho.

    spock
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    685mm, only just fit through gaps as it is

    Premier Icon ton
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    Kev………….nice??

    yeah, 808mm wiiiiiiiiiiiiiidddddddeeeeeeeeeee blackspire bars.

    jedi
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    Jeffus
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    745 V1’s ,

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    Here’s a thought I’ve been having. Wider bars actually cause you to straighten your arms and so you lose any gain in control they might give you. Obviously haven’t tested this theory out, thats why I’m mentioning it here πŸ˜€

    hamishthecat
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    720 Ragley Wisers. Thought I’d try them as MBR this month says ‘710mm is the minimum requirement for any trail bike’ which must be right πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon ton
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    808mm is too wide tho

    rlt
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    720 Protaper AM’s

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    If its good enough for Jedi.

    jimjam
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    750 Renthals.

    GlitterGary
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    3 foot 6 inches.

    crotchrocket
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    720 on the singlespeed
    750 on the fullsus

    750 is a bit of a bugger on tight treelined singletrack. I’m still adjusting my lines after converting from 660s

    LittleTones
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    680mm on the Ragley, 710mm on the TranceX. Prefer the 710mms.

    sambob
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    710’s on the spesh, stock 600’s on the merida. 600s feel rediculous now although Cannock is interesting with the 710’s.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    745 in a nice blue on the 456 and a big chunky set of six pack 760’s on the Heckler (about to go back on the dh bike for the weekend)

    4ndy B
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    560mm flat bars on retrobike no1
    680mm risers on retrobike no2
    685mm risers on AM FS
    710mm low rise on XC FS

    Premier Icon PeteG55
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    750mm Funn FullOn on the Prophet, 762mm Azonic on the SXtrail and 685mm easton ea70 on the Specialized P2. The eastons feel stupidly narrow now.

    hoberinos
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    711 up from 680. Love ’em.

    Timmo
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    710 on the soul for me, just feels spot on (did try siting with arms relaxed beside me and getting the good lady to measure the distance between lil fingers as a guide), did have 635 carbon bars for a long time till i saw he light!! got some 680’s in the shed too on the half built old bouncer,

    would love to have a try on yhe 808’s! but, they wouldnt fit through the ‘anti tank wall’ at the bottom of my local woods!!;-)

    685 on both. Wider will get me clotheslined on some trails!

    mcmoonter
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    I’ve no idea how wide my bars are. Am I in a minority of 1?

    neninja
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    680mm at the moment buy fancy trying some 711 Sunline V1’s

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