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Old 11-18-08, 07:56 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-18-08, 08:03 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-18-08, 08:28 PM   #3
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46 I think...I'd have to check.
Salsa Bell Laps here.

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Old 11-18-08, 08:34 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-18-08, 11:06 PM   #7
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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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