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Tandem Tom 12-19-13 07:09 PM

Flat Bars- How to determine width?
 
I was wondering how to determine the best width for flat bars for a touring bike? I know when I built up a road bike , with drop bars, last year the dimension was based on shoulder width.
Advice?
Thanks!

hueyhoolihan 12-19-13 09:49 PM

if in doubt, get them longer than you think you need. then cut them off it they don't work for you.

Leebo 12-20-13 10:03 AM

Stand up, close your eyes, hold your hands out and grip imaginary flat bar. Measure width, start there. I like bar ends too for a change of position.

fietsbob 12-20-13 11:32 AM

Now I favor Trekking Bars ,, there, you have a bunch of hand holds,

though the width of the bar itself is not changed..

and All the flat bar controls Fit.. Mine It's a gripshift + hydraulic brakes

This a Tandem?

imi 12-20-13 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leebo (Post 16345958)
Stand up, close your eyes, hold your hands out and grip imaginary flat bar. .

There's a point where your arms will feel as if they're relaxed and "floating". Further in or out will cause tension in arms or shoulders.


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