- Wider bars
I have some excellent condition (just two small marked where brakes were clamped) Race Face Next carbon bars i’m selling if you don’t want to spend too much just on case you don’t get on with the wider bars.
685mm wide, 195g in weight, OS clamp.
Could do them for £35 posted.Posted 4 years ago
not wanting to be contradictory but 680mm etc is silly narrow once you try wider, and wide bars are just as good for XC as they are for trail/DH. Wide bars are great for climbing out of the saddle in particular.
750, ride them a few rides, and cut down if it doesn’t work for you.
I’m up to 785mm now, for XC and singletrack in the Surrey Hills, nothing gnarrrr.Posted 4 years agoBearBackMember
I used to find 685 RF next xc risers to be the sweet spot for xc. I then went 740 flat bars on my xc race bike that will go anywhere in Squamish and whistler and 777 flat on my Soul but should cut these down really.
740 is my new sweet spot for tech xc.
From 580, anything will feel weird but stick with wider for a decent amount of time before getting your hacksaw out as you will need to get used to it before you’ll realise the benefits.Posted 4 years ago
Even jumping to 680 will be a huge benefit IMO
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