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Old 06-26-11, 12:18 PM   #1
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question about mountain bike stem and handlebars

im building a bianchi sok SINGLE SPEED and need a stem and handlebar (flat)

does anyone know what length handlebar I need? I will have it setup as a single speed so all i need are grips, and brake levers for disc. will 600mm be enough or do I need a longer one?

and what length stem works best for mtb? shorter or longer like 120mm?

thanks everyone!!!
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Old 06-26-11, 12:27 PM   #2
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it depends on your body size, your arm length, your torso length. you don't want to be cramped, you don't want to be all stretched out.
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thanks!

but do you know if a 600mm length handlebar will fit grips and brake levers?
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600mm is what? Just over 23"? Yeah, that'll fit grips and brake levers. If you already have the bar, put it on and see if you like it. Sometimes a wide bar is nice for leverage, but it all just comes down to preference.
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yes, it is 24". that is all i see on amazon...600mm and 680mm. is there anything shorteR? what is the minimum needed to fit grips and disc brake levers?
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You can cut a bar as short as you want it. Why do you want really narrow bars though?
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