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So I recently bought a new bar (yup, it's the Dobermann bar) and I plan to pop it onto my Pinscher once I get a new stem and grips. The bar is 29 inches wide as is. I've come accustomed to bars 27 inches wide, and I've been able to X-up, and manual barspin without too much difficulty with this size. So my question is should I cut it down to what I'm used to, leave it a full length and see how it feels, or cut it even shorter than I'm used to (have I been missing the mark)? And what is a standard width? What width do you use? I'm about 6 feet tall, and have relatively broad shoulders. Any help would be great!
 

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I would leave it long to see how it feels, mainly because after you cut it down, there's no going back.
Also I wouldn't put the grips on until you see how it feels ;)
 

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^ I agree with Colour -

Set up the bike with the wider bars and give it a spin.

see if you can still manual barspin and whatnot. if you are not comfy then hack away.


why did you replace the bars anyway? were the old ones bent, or was this a weight/strength upgrade?

if they are the same rise and sweep and you just like the color or they are lighter or whatever, I don't see why cutting them right away to fit what you are accustomed to would be detrimental...

If they are different geometry, then try them out first. you may find you dont like them at all and they will be easier to sell if they are uncut.

good luck - PB
 

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Just don't cut them at all, 29" bars are super trendy. You'll be super cool at the skate park rollin around on 29"ers
 

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DJskeet said:
Just don't cut them at all, 29" bars are super trendy. You'll be super cool at the skate park rollin around on 29"ers
true! i saw a kid with a shower curtain rod slammed onto his stem and he had mad girlies following him around the skatepark!
 

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^ I agree with Colour -

Set up the bike with the wider bars and give it a spin.

see if you can still manual barspin and whatnot. if you are not comfy then hack away.

why did you replace the bars anyway? were the old ones bent, or was this a weight/strength upgrade?

if they are the same rise and sweep and you just like the color or they are lighter or whatever, I don't see why cutting them right away to fit what you are accustomed to would be detrimental...

If they are different geometry, then try them out first. you may find you dont like them at all and they will be easier to sell if they are uncut.

good luck - PB
Yeah I wanted something with a higher rise than my Easton bar, so that's why I got the new one. Okay, that's probably good advice to try em out a full length and see how they feel, so I'll probably do that. And I laughed at the shower curtain rod thing :p
 
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