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.
. I was wondering what your guys' input was on what to get.
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).
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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