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Old 06-30-06, 01:51 PM   #1
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Bars cut?

Just wondering, me and siu blue wind were talking about this. Do people get they handle bars cut down when they buy a new bike? I didn't know people did that. But now that I think about it, I guess for people who don't have broad shoulders it would improve handling.
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Old 06-30-06, 01:55 PM   #2
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not necessarily. it is preference mostly. i guess tight trails might call for narrow bars to avoid trees etc...

i am a pretty small guy, however i buy wide bars. in fact, it is one of the main determinants of which brand i buy. i have found some wide fsa dh bars. i think nearly 28". my shoulders are far from broad. so don't feel like that has to dictate bar width...do what you like


these are the ones i bought:
http://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.as...xid=69&pid=169

as you can see....whatever 710/25.4 = ? i have not found too many wider than this...

i would be PO'ed if i woke up to find my bars narrowed! it would feel really weird. i like the increased leverage and, whether real or perceived, stability that only a wide arm/bar stance provides.

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Old 06-30-06, 02:16 PM   #3
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I do it myself after riding the bike for a bit so I will know how much is best for me. a decent pipe cutter will do the trick
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Old 06-30-06, 02:29 PM   #4
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i rode for a lil, and then cut them myself. i couldnt get my hands ona pipe cutter so i jsut took a hacksaw to them and then filled them so they werent all jagged, and crooked on the end.
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Old 06-30-06, 03:33 PM   #5
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I'm broad shouldered and find the 64 cm wide riser bars on my rockhopper to be perfect. For a while I had Nashbar trekking bars on the bike (during the semester when I didn't have time to hit the trails and was only riding on the road) which are 55 cm wide and they felt fine too, but I much prefer a wider handlebar.
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Old 06-30-06, 03:39 PM   #6
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i cut my bmx bars a while ago because it made that bike handle how i like. as for my mountain bike, when i by new bars they're gonna stay wide for trials, unless i have a trials rig by then. then i dont know how wide ill leave them.
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