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Old 09-13-09, 01:59 PM   #1
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I like em white and wide

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Nice. Wider than you had before? How you likey?
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Much wider. I had 26" before, these are 30". Control has increased 10 fold, especially with cornering. I was concerned about the low rise but I actually like it better that way.
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I have a 22". Something tells me I should do like 26
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Great stem.
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Great stem.

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now just do something about that seat and you'll be all set.
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now just do something about that seat and you'll be all set.

It's called comfort.
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I had wide bars for a couple rides - but I smacked my fingers on trees a couple times and out came the pipe cutter - have you noticed any problems like that?
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^^That was my concern when I went to my 745s; but so far it has been unfounded. Only thing I haven't done with them yet is go down through the Spooky Woods or Frog Trees sections of Silver with them.
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I had wide bars for a couple rides - but I smacked my fingers on trees a couple times and out came the pipe cutter - have you noticed any problems like that?

We dont have trees in las vegas.

Our trails look like this:

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Syncros white 31s are finally available :

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^^ It's a 'prop.'
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30" wtf?

I have tried 27" and cut those suckers down to 25" after a month. Much more agile in the woods.
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30" wtf?

I have tried 27" and cut those suckers down to 25" after a month. Much more agile in the woods.

Its a DH bar, whatdya expect?
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Its a DH bar, whatdya expect?
I don't think it's a bad looking bar. I'd just have to cut 5" off it.
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27 so far...I cut my EA70 down to 25.5 and regret every bit of it.
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I don't think it's a bad looking bar. I'd just have to cut 5" off it.
Why?
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25-26" is what fits me best. Works well for my "UH" bike.
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I had wide bars for a couple rides - but I smacked my fingers on trees a couple times and out came the pipe cutter - have you noticed any problems like that?
That's the trade off where I ride (New England). I just deal with it, I like wide bars a lot better, I just yell "insert curse word here" every time I smack a tree.
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got these on today:
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