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Anyone cut a couple inches off end of bars?

Old 07-12-20, 03:55 PM
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Anyone cut a couple inches off end of bars?

As title states. I've started using my gravel bike on relatively tame single track. It's a blast. I'm slower than I would be on my mountain bike, but having much more fun. One issue I have is that when I get to slow stuff where I have to power over a big root or rock and get out of the saddle. I'll hit my knees on the bar ends about 2-3 times per hour. I'm thinking of just cutting them off a couple inches. Can't really think of a negative but wanted to ask before I did something with unexpected consequences. TIA.
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Old 07-12-20, 04:00 PM
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Flared bars, maybe?

But if it's a cheap one on there now, just cut 'em. You'll just be giving up one hand position, and the bar won't know any different.
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