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: Feb 4, 2020 at 5:38 Quote
I'm 6'2" and I run 770 on my Chromag trail bike and 810 on my Scott DH bike.

Posted: Feb 4, 2020 at 6:05 Quote
mtmc99 wrote:
800mm.

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.

Same story here, except I'm 'only' 6'2''.
And I've put the 780 mm bars from the enduro rig on the hardtail.

Posted: Feb 5, 2020 at 18:27 Quote
800mm - 6'1" - have been using them for a few years, could never go back to shorter.

Posted: Feb 5, 2020 at 23:08 Quote
I'm 6'2 and just moved over from 780mm to 760mm. The clearence is awsome and honestly I can't really tell any difference between the two sizes.
I was running 800mm before and then stepped down to 780mm and I could tell a difference immediately.

Posted: Feb 6, 2020 at 0:07 Quote
My 2019 trail bike came with 780mm bars. They feel about right for me (I am 167cm tall), although I don't think that 'trends' in bar width make any sense, as back-sweep, rise and riders arm lengths vary so much and are equally important factors in rider comfort and control. Basically, if it feels right, it is right, no matter the width.

Posted: Feb 6, 2020 at 10:16 Quote
I was testing out my wife's bike with 740mm. Felt so good. Currently running 760.

I'm thinking of going down to 740. Need to do the move the grips in and test first...

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 at 14:25 Quote
800mm with a 25mm rise on my Specialized Levo

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 at 17:27 Quote
810mm ENVE w/ 50mm rise

been running it for 5 mo or so,, for me personally, i think its a bit too wide...

I've been testing 740 - 810mm bars, and it seems like the 810 is about 30 mm wider than optimal for me
I'm only 5 10' , but have a wide chest & back in the day, like 15++ yrs ago) I struggled hard to find wide ENOUGH bars... it seems we've jumped the shark lol ;-)

Now I'm thinking 780 +- is just about right... even on my large frame, tight switch backs with really wide bars are a little more tricky than before..

The only thing to consider is : do i cut the Enve bar down? or sell it uncut and find a shorter less expensive CF bar, one I can cut more or less with out care.. not many other bars with a high rise like this, so prob. end up sawing 15mm off each end...

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 at 19:28 Quote
5'11"

Had 770mm / 35mm rise on my Jeffsy, upgraded to 800mm carbon with the same rise. Just didn’t feel natural too stretched out, also felt like I was going to clip trees all the time!! Cut them down to 780mm and they feel perfect now.

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 at 19:58 Quote
TonyHellier wrote:
[ ... ] felt like I was going to clip trees all the time!! Cut them down to 780mm and they feel perfect now.

It's amazing how much of a difference it makes.

To my fellow trail builders: Bars are wider now. When it doubt, take it out!

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 at 23:16 Quote
5’10” recently switched from 760mm wide 25mm rise to 780/38. Didn’t want to go full 800 as was clipping trees at 760 on some trails.

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 at 23:24 Quote
5'10" Running the Good ol 800mm on my big rig, 780mm 25mm rise on the AM rig

Posted: Feb 11, 2020 at 5:49 Quote
6'2" or 6'3" idk but I'm running 780mm on my AM and like 710 or 700 on my XC rig.

Posted: Feb 14, 2020 at 6:38 Quote
What bar rise are you guys running? I want to get the OneUp bar but i'm not sure if I should go for a 20mm or 35mm rise

Posted: Feb 14, 2020 at 7:14 Quote
Habaden wrote:
What bar rise are you guys running? I want to get the OneUp bar but i'm not sure if I should go for a 20mm or 35mm rise

I'm using the OneUp carbon in 35 mm rise, but it totally depends on your bike, the geometry you wants etc.
Awesome bars btw


 
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