Mountain Biking - handlebar ?
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hi guys my handlebars are 27" wide, should i cut them down close to the width of my shoulders? i have always felt they are to wide, because on some trails i have to be very careful to make it between some of the trees, it can be a very tight fit. if i do cut them down will that change the feel or the handling ?
thanks in advance for your replys.
Not necessarily. Yes and yes.
11-01-08, 05:19 PM
I cut mine down and there was definately a change in the feel and handling. I have gotten use to it (without too much trouble) and actually now prefer that feel. I do some of my riding where the shorter bars are definately a plus. If you've got expensive ones and are not sure, get a cheap sacrificial one that is of similar geometry and cut it off to try for a while before amputating the high $ one and being sorry. Though that adds another variable in the feel and handling testing.
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