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    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!

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

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    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.

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    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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