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    flat bar measurements

    Hey guys, how long are your handle bars? I brought a flat bar and told him it was too long and the bike store clerk told me most riders cut off like 10 mm's off there bars? was that correct?

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    A bar should be as wide as your shoulder.
    Wider bars open your chest cavity more, thus lungs could expand larger, more air into your lungs.
    Narrow bars are good for weaving through traffic, slightly more aerodynamic.

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    Back in the saddle again KtownDougie's Avatar
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    My bars are 18"/457mm on my commuter and 18.5"/470mm on my Gutterball. I cut a lot more than 10mm off mine ;-) Bar width is a personal preference. Start wide and ride with your hands in different positions till you find a width you like. Then cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    A bar should be as wide as your shoulder.
    mhmm. 38cm is mine. Not flat bars tho
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    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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