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    How wide of a bar do you run?

    How wide of a bar do you guys and gals run...any major reasoning in why one would run a certain width?
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    46 I think...I'd have to check. In general, wider is better for cross. Aero aint so important, but leverage/steering control is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    46 I think...I'd have to check.
    Salsa Bell Laps here.
    Last edited by Jawn P; 11-18-08 at 07:57 PM.

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    44s, exactly the same as on my road bike.

    I actually run a relatively narrow bar on my mtn bike too, guess I just can't shake my roadie roots.

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    I ride 42cm on my road bike, 44 on my cross bike. Wider feels better off road to me.
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    44cm Bell Laps. They're like 46 or 47 at the flare though.
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    thanks to all of you guys who own the bell laps, i just checked them out and im going to pick a pair up tomorrow, they look pretty stellar..and not bad on weight at all. im pretty excited.
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    46cm bell laps. I am not sure they are the greatest though. I think I will try a trad bend next season.

    I have some Bell Lap Moto Ace in 31.8, but they are either 44 or 42 that I would sell on the cheap if you are interested.

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    46cm bell laps. I am not sure they are the greatest though. I think I will try a trad bend next season.

    I have some Bell Lap Moto Ace in 31.8, but they are either 44 or 42 that I would sell on the cheap if you are interested.

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    I run "44cm" FSA shallow drops with a traditional bend but if you measure them c-c they're basically 42cm wide. Next season I want bars that really are 44cm wide, but unfortunately FSA doesn't make that model in a "46cm" version so I'll be on the hunt again.

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    42cm c-c.

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    44 road 46 cross. I like the leverage but I also like the extra length for cross levers (bar top brake levers).

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    I'm running 46 Bell Laps. My road stuff gets a 44.

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