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Old 12-19-13, 07:09 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-19-13, 09:49 PM   #2
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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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Old 12-20-13, 10:03 AM   #3
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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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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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