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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:35 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:51 pm
Posts: 86
I'm running 23" bars on all three of my XC bikes.
While I can see the advantages of wider bars (and have tried one, and liked it) the trees where I live seem to grow about 24" apart...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:31 am 

Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:29 am
Posts: 1393
Location: Mountain View, California
I run 600mm KCNC SC Bone w/ Syntace F99 on my 2007 26" Custom Lynskey Ti Hardtail. For my 2011 Rocky Mountain Element Team RSL, I run Syntace 600mm Duraflite Carbon w/ Syntace F109 stem.

I find 600mm give a or a bit works good for 26" bikes.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:56 pm 

Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:46 pm
Posts: 79
Location: Tallinn
635mm on my XC bike.

Last edited by emike on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:56 am, edited 1 time in total.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:48 pm 

Joined: Sun May 02, 2010 6:07 pm
Posts: 77
Gone from 580mm to 650mm on the Scale, and now with the Element FS as well. I still find that I move my hands farther out to the edge of the grips. Not sure if I went with even wider bars if I'd center my hands on the grips of if I'd just grip the outsides like now??? For reference, I run 420mm on my road bike and 440mm on my cross bike.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:33 am 

Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 8:11 pm
Posts: 17
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
AFAIK the bar size also depends on your body measures, so the question seems to be a bit inappropriate.

Mine is 580 on the 26".

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:27 pm 

Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:33 pm
Posts: 208
I decided to go for 4'' wider bar on this season and after 100km rided on my brother bike, I think that i will never back to 'narrow' handlebars.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:03 am 

Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:49 pm
Posts: 19
Location: Belgrade,Serbia
I use Easton Ec70 monkeylite low rise 660mm, you cant go wrong with this one :)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:16 am 
in the industry

Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 2510
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
I went from 660mm bars to 730mm bars (Thomson) and I love them. Within 20 minutes I realised why wide bars exisit some how it the bike feels more stable.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:58 pm 

Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 10:53 pm
Posts: 215
Location: CT, USA
710mm Cromag Fubars on my steel hardtail with old Marzocchi Z1

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:30 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:49 pm
Posts: 846
Location: Netherlands
560mm. And no need for a wider one for the trails i normally do.

Happy Trails !!!

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