What bar width are you running for 2020?

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What bar width are you running for 2020?
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Posted: Jan 19, 2020 at 12:17 Quote
Current bars are 780 and I don't mind them, if they happened to break I'd like to try 820 for a bit, and if not I'll cut them to 800

Posted: Jan 19, 2020 at 14:53 Quote
6'1" running 800 on all bikes. I use hope aluminum bar end caps to protect my carbon bars. Have taken off more than my share of bark over the years.

Posted: Jan 19, 2020 at 16:59 Quote
howmaybesgo wrote:
5'9.75" (10 on a good day) running 800mm bars on 475mm reach bike. Have been flirting with the idea cutting them down to 780 but can't bring myself to cut the carbon. May toss the aluminum bars back on and cut them first.

Why not just move the grips in 10mm for a lap or two to see what it feels like before cutting down.

That's what did until I came up with a happy place of 772 mm for my 5'9"

Posted: Jan 19, 2020 at 21:00 Quote
800 mm, same as I did in 2018 to present..Smile

Posted: Jan 25, 2020 at 9:15 Quote
For a few years now, i ride on 800mm bars Smile

Posted: Jan 25, 2020 at 11:25 Quote
680mm, 750mm and 800mm on various bikes.

Posted: Jan 26, 2020 at 15:36 Quote
Oneup carbon bars cut to 780. Iā€™m 5ā€™10ā€,800 felt too wide to me.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 5:27 Quote
gnarnaimo wrote:
780mm at 5'10" on a bike with 470mm reach and 625 stack. Feels perfect!
What bike are they on?

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 10:22 Quote
There's what feels really good to sit down on the bike and grab, and then there's what I can use for extended periods without causing any pains in my shoulders/elbows. It's hell getting old.

780 is super comfortable to sit down and grab and feels good to ride, but it makes things hurt over time.

What makes things not hurt is going back to a much narrower bar...like the 720 range, but it doesn't feel as right to just grab onto.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 12:40 Quote
I'm 5 10 without broad shoulders (not that narrow either) and found 800 a bit too unnatural. Can't move backwards, weight too far forward. 780 was managable but wrists hurt after a while. 760 is most comfortable with optimum mobility. On my commuter bike I had the bars cut to 540 as I don't want to be killed by passing cars.

I think it's riding style as well. If you just want to point it and go straight through everything wider bars will just lock you in position for the bullet ride. But I don't want that locked in can't move feeling.

Posted: Jan 29, 2020 at 9:18 Quote
I am 5'10"

150mm Trail bike: 775mm
Rigid Fatbike: 750mm

I gotta say that going from 750mm to 775mm on the trail bike feels a little different, but I am beginning to think there is not much difference in my overall preference. Every 20-30mm increase from 580mm (hey, it was the 90s) through 750mm was always a noticeable improvement. 750 to 775.... meh. I guess that means I have reached the widest useful width for me.

Posted: Jan 31, 2020 at 11:18 Quote

I recently got the OneUp bars and left them uncut. Previously, I was on 780mm bars. I should note Im 6'4" and broad so the wide bars are a nice fit.

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