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Old 08-20-08, 12:34 AM   #1
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To those with Nitto RB-021 Bullhorns

Which size would work for me

i have a 51cm Pake and im about 5'6"
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Old 08-20-08, 12:36 AM   #2
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They dont come in anything less than 38cm right?
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measure your shoulders. get the closest to that width.
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Old 08-20-08, 02:27 AM   #4
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44cm would be best.
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Which size would work for me

i have a 51cm Pake and im about 5'6"
It's really personal preference. For example I prefer a 42cm bar while a friend who is smaller than me prefers a 44cm bar. Try a few friend's bikes and see what feels right for you.
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measure your shoulders. get the closest to that width.
+1 choice of bars is based on how wide you are, not how tall.

Also, narrower is more aerodynamic; wider is more comfortable and gives better leverage for tight maneuvers. You might adjust a couple cm based on that.
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Old 08-20-08, 10:02 AM   #7
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i have wide shoulders and monkey arms so i use fairly wide ones, but most of where i ride is fairly light traffic, so i dont need them very narrrow, but hold up a couple of different sizes and see which fits your width best
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