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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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    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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