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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:35 pm 
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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 
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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.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:56 pm 
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635mm on my XC bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:48 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:33 am 
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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".


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:27 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:03 am 
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I use Easton Ec70 monkeylite low rise 660mm, you cant go wrong with this one :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:16 am 
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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.

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710mm Cromag Fubars on my steel hardtail with old Marzocchi Z1


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560mm. And no need for a wider one for the trails i normally do.

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