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    New question here. How wide is your bar?

    Hey fellas, regardless if your on a rigid/front suspension/full suspension ride; 2 questions.

    1. How wide are the handlebars your using?

    2. Riser or flat?

    Thanks!

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    1. 685 mm
    2. riser
    (Ragley Carnegie's)
    ...on a 650B rigid conversion that was SS for 5 years until being converted to 1x10 last May.
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    Re: How wide is your bar?

    685mm Ragley Carnegie riser bar (inverted) on a steel 29er with steel rigid fork.

    690mm Crank Brothers Cobalt flat bar on Ti 29er with carbon rigid fork.

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    I'm 5'6" on small frames.

    The StumpJumper is on the factory 720mm Specialized bar, 10mm rise, 45mm stem.

    The Bronson is on a 750mm Easton Havoc bar, 20mm rise, 60mm stem.

    I prefer the 750mm and after I install the Easton Havoc Carbon this weekend on the Bronson the alloy one is going on the SJ
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    XC bike sports 24" bars
    All Mountain 27".

    Both have rises.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    No idea, except that it's not as wide as when I bought it.
    Strangely, I seem to be one of he few on here who makes the bar accommodate them rather than vice versa.

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    Renthal Fatbars cut down to 760mm with 10mm rise on my Bronson.

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    Easton Havoc carbon 750mm long, 20mm rise.

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    I find that larger than 720mm is a problem at tight singletracks, because you start hitting bushes and trees.

    I would love a larger one, but the local trails doesn't allow for it
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    flat is 715 and riser is 710. Any wider and id be clipping more trees...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carles Carrera View Post
    I find that larger than 720mm is a problem at tight singletracks, because you start hitting bushes and trees.

    I would love a larger one, but the local trails doesn't allow for it
    X2 pretty much....Answer Pro Taper Carbon and Spank Subrosa both @ 720mm with 1" rise

    For my shoulder width and terrain I've found 720mm to be the sweet spot. Tried them wider (Spank was 750 when new) but they felt uncomfortable and I was clipping trees to often here in New England.

    My dirt bikes I use 30" bars (762mm) and they feel fine and we thread through stuff just as narrow as mtn. bikes. Go figure.

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    Apparently I'm the "narrow bar guy" ... I prefer a 23" (580mm) flat bar.

    I ride with bar ends and with wider bars the positioning with bar ends is awkward. I do run a wider bar on my singlespeed (without bar ends) and it's fine, but for general riding a like 580mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verrocchio100 View Post
    Hey fellas, regardless if your on a rigid/front suspension/full suspension ride; 2 questions.

    1. How wide are the handlebars your using?

    2. Riser or flat?

    Thanks!
    27.5"

    Give or take a few inches.

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    i'm also a narrow bar guy with a 580mm carbon flat bar with bar ends
    '10 specialized epic comp carbon - 650b

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    680, flat, bar ends

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    23",flat,bar ends.
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    800mm very low rise on 50mm stem on 140mm FS bike (with 160mm fork)
    711mm very low rise on on 70mm stem on 100mm FS bike (with 120mm fork)

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    670mm / 15mm rise

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    ENVE riser 740mm (29") wide, 23mm rise, 9 degree sweep. With 70mm ENVE stem on Bronson.

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    26 1/2 riser with stubby bar ends.
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    I just got a new bar today for my old '98 ProFlex. I went from a 580mm flat EC70 to a flat 620mm carbon and supposed 9 degree bend. I too run bar ends. I'm 6'2" and shortened my stem 10mm a few years back and was looking to calm the handling down a bit and give myself a bit more room. I like it so far.

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    Truvativ blackbox 750mm 25mm riser on my Bronson
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