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Hey Everybody,
Im trying to upgrade my handlebar widthwise as the bar that came stock on my bike is rather ridiculous at about 680mm. I have decided to up to either 720 or 740 and have narrowed it down to these 5 bars. Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 8.58.54 PM.png . I was wondering what your guys' input was on what to get.
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Dan
 

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What sort of riding are you looking at and how wide are your shoulders? For me 720 is crazy wide, sometimes 580 is decent. If you are a heavier rider/rougher rider the heavier Race face might be more durable, though the Renthal was well reviewed in Mountain Bike Action last month(or so).
 

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Width is only one variable. Rise and shape (sweep) are important, too. I borrowed a friend's bike with a Race Face Atlas bar, and I hated it. If you aren't willing to risk buying something you don't like, it's worth going to a shop and holding some bars. I personally love Chromags. I think the Deity Cam Zink bars are pretty good too- I just put one on my dirt jumper.
 
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