Good advice. Personally, my bars are 31" wide.trikobe said:Like any component, it all depends on how you ride and basically preference. ... Try getting a wide bar, if you don't like it, you can always shorten it to your liking.
ferday said:hey sparty, which bars do you use???
i thought my fleegles were damned wide at 29"....
I'm only 6'3", 190 lbs., 36" inseam. But I believe there're a lot of guys my size riding around on equipment that potentially could fit them better. Starting with cranks. 180mm is too short for someone with an inseam over 35", IMO.trikobe said:Man Sparty
Are you Shaquille Oneal's long lost brother. Dang, how tall are you?
Me too...then I give the trees the middle finger as I shred on past.HomeGrownSS said:for narrow tree passings i just crank a low wheelie and turn the bars to fit between otherwise unfittable sections.
Well, believe it. Lots of trails in the east were not built or designed for bikes, see little or no bike traffic, and are rarely maintained (cut back). If you live and ride in an area in which you are one of a few mountain bikers, or have had to get creative about where you ride, things can get pretty tight.jsnk1975 said:Me too...then I give the trees the middle finger as I shred on past.
I have a hard time believing that some of you guys have to cut your bars down just to ride your local trails. That is the dumbest thing I have heard on here in a while. I'll believe that there may be a spot or two that is a tight fit on any trail but the idea that trails are built so tight that only narrow bars can fit? :skep: