# Mountain Biking - Bar width formula. Is there such a thing?

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kiteboarder
09-21-07, 10:00 AM
Ok, so I fully understand the formula for bar widths on the road. I for example use a 420mm. But, how do you know what's the right width of bar for your mountain bike? My current bike has something of a 640mm and I think it's too wide.

What do you do to know proper MTB bar width?? Is there a formula?

09-21-07, 10:28 AM
Often computed by measuring the space between the trees that you wish to go through.

never
09-21-07, 10:29 AM
Here it is:

proper bar width = personal preference

C Law
09-21-07, 10:54 AM
Often computed by measuring the space between the trees that you wish to go through.

that my scientific method. I'd like to run wider, but the trees say no.

probable556
09-21-07, 01:52 PM
Here is my formula. Buy bar + hit too many trees + hacksaw = perfect width

http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/stanley-fatmax-hacksaw.jpg

ed
09-21-07, 02:07 PM
Often computed by measuring the space between the trees that you wish to go through.

I just pee'd myself.