• 01-16-2013
    BigGK
    Lets see your bar! All things bar related
    Tried finding a bar thread, didn't look to hard but didn't see one.

    Anyways what kinda bars you riding on your 29er, and for what style of riding?
  • 01-16-2013
    Bike Whisperer
    The now discontinued Carnegie's Bar on my 29er SS

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  • 01-16-2013
    Huskywolf
    Running a riser bar on my hardtail. Nothing fancy.
  • 01-16-2013
    ronyc
    1 Attachment(s)
    Carbon haven, thinking of getting a wider bar, maybe a carbon havoc.
  • 01-16-2013
    FujNoob
    Truvativ Noir T40 Carbon. 700mm wide with 15mm rise.

  • 01-16-2013
    edubfromktown
    This one: Noir carbon medium rise 660mm. I ride anything from XC to some FR.

    My rigid steel SS has Easton EA-70 carbon bars and my geared hard tail has alum bars. On 29er's I like bars between 650-700mm with 100mm or so stems.

  • 01-16-2013
    BigGK
    What does the mm on your stem ref to? IE 100mm stem
  • 01-16-2013
    edubfromktown
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BigGK View Post
    What does the mm on your stem ref to? IE 100mm stem

    length- millimeters.
  • 01-16-2013
    GTscoob
    787mm Truvativ Boobar, 50mm Truvativ Hussefelt stem. Both were cheap/free.

    No pics, just a really wide and low bar setup.
  • 01-16-2013
    eurospek
    Chromag OSX 780mm all day. I just wish they made them a bit wider even, rise is perfect! :thumbsup:

  • 01-16-2013
    rojogonzo
    drink

  • 01-16-2013
    rojogonzo
    blacksheep mountain moustache
    dirt trails and rocks

  • 01-16-2013
    BruceBrown
    1 Attachment(s)
    Bar hopping...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BigGK View Post
    Tried finding a bar thread, didn't look to hard but didn't see one.

    Anyways what kinda bars you riding on your 29er, and for what style of riding?

    Speaking of Happy Hour (starts in 3 minutes here), how about some bar hopping?:thumbsup:
  • 01-16-2013
    SS Hack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rojogonzo View Post
    blacksheep mountain moustache
    dirt trails and rocks


    Try not to get impaled.
  • 01-16-2013
    ThreeD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    The now discontinued Carnegie's Bar on my 29er SS

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    I've got the Carnegie's on two of my bikes. I didn't know they discontinued them, I wonder why. I love those bars.
  • 01-16-2013
    251
    On-One Fleegle, flat, 15&deg; sweep, 720mm:

  • 01-16-2013
    ATXZJ
    Azonic double wall 762mm wide with 1" rise and 70mm stem

  • 01-16-2013
    jan_nikolajsen
    Jones Bar:

  • 01-16-2013
    dgw2jr
    Kore Torsion flat bar cut down from 710mm to 670mm on a 100mm Truvativ Stylo T20 stem. Light mounts at the center of the bar. I lost my bar plugs and need to replace em before I get a chunk of love handle taken out. :p

  • 01-16-2013
    pimpbot
    Running H-Bars all around
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BigGK View Post
    Tried finding a bar thread, didn't look to hard but didn't see one.

    Anyways what kinda bars you riding on your 29er, and for what style of riding?

    Nashbar had them for $60, and with a 20% off coupon, tax and sometimes free shipping, they came out to $60 landed. :thumbsup:

    I love my H-Bars. I used to have wrist pain. No longer. I can go all day long now. I ride mostly XC-Trail.

    So, non OS H-Bars, Small Ergon grips for my large hands (weird, huh?) and Garmin 305 on the stem.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TAN8Z7M6cxniyR8P14i1HdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BZGFVGUGJkA/T02TRmvOyKI/AAAAAAAAa48/VQ22HDu2SHM/s800/IMG_2886.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/T01YO3_kYH3Xu4eo9_3C99MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dYGFLehr8eg/T4dSmOBjejI/AAAAAAAAcJg/AmSqDAtUUqs/s800/IMG_3047.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    Sometimes, the view over the bars ain't so great. :eek: :confused:

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tr-V186hG3g0z6nZE7Lve9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embe dwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4CsjLzkMluw/Tu0sBdHPamI/AAAAAAAAZx8/TuCk7Oyi7vg/s800/IMG_1970.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a>

    *edit*

    Bell pR0n...

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  • 01-16-2013
    trrubicon06
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Sometimes, the view over the bars ain't so great. :eek: :confused:

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tr-V186hG3g0z6nZE7Lve9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embe dwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4CsjLzkMluw/Tu0sBdHPamI/AAAAAAAAZx8/TuCk7Oyi7vg/s800/IMG_1970.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a>

    Umm...WTF?!
  • 01-16-2013
    pimpbot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trrubicon06 View Post
    Umm...WTF?!

    Uh, Dimond Canyon Trail (yes that is spelled correctly) in Oakland CA, going down a steep downhill switchback staircase. I leaned on the front brake going super slow a bit too much with the bars cocked pretty far around. The rim took all of my weight with the wheel sideways to dead stop the bike when I wussed out. Wups. :eek:

    S'okay, I "fixed" it (in ironic quotes)! :D

    Sorry about the lack of focus.... Skip to 1:20 for the goods.

    (NSFW language)

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Tp1s9GWNUOw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Heh... I ended up doing another 15 dirt miles on it before riding home.

    I love this town. Imagine having some decent legal techy singletrack puzzles to solve a quarter mile from your front door that you can ride year 'round, that lead up to some more great trails. Yep... that's my backyard! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 01-16-2013
    MTBeing
    1 Attachment(s)
    Giant Connect SL 29.5" wide. Awesome oem bar.
  • 01-16-2013
    memi
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here is mine
    Attachment 753738
  • 01-16-2013
    skitchy
    Ha! I was actually rockin' a Forte bar to see if I wanted to go flat. 720mm/220gm and I got it for like $29.00. Great deal.
  • 01-16-2013
    A.Christopher
    The Twins
    ENVE Sweep Carbon bar (on both bikes)
  • 01-16-2013
    redmr2_man


    sunline 750s on a hardtail. cheap and wide, just how I like my midget hookers.
  • 01-17-2013
    memi
    Sketchy, it is on sale now for 21 dollars! U can go back and get ur $ back. It is great and strong, much lighter than my Ritchy one!!!
    The performance bikes salesperson told me that if it break, they will replace it!
  • 01-17-2013
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post

    sunline 750s on a hardtail .

    More like 745mm. ;)
  • 01-17-2013
    rojogonzo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Try not to get impaled.

    fiddling with a new stem there, but thanks for the concern
  • 01-17-2013
    redmr2_man
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    More like 745mm. ;)

    Touche!
  • 01-17-2013
    SS Hack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rojogonzo View Post
    fiddling with a new stem there, but thanks for the concern

    Mine's a little like that now too - it's hard to put back on if cut too short!
  • 01-17-2013
    pimpbot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post
    Touche!

    I think one would be hard pressed to feel a difference of 2.5mm on each side.
  • 01-17-2013
    Mr Pink57
    Titec H-Bar on the fat front (camo tape)
    Bontrager Big Sweep Carbon on the race bike
  • 01-18-2013
    azpoolguy
    Another vote for Easton Havon Carbon.
  • 01-18-2013
    kustomz
    I am running a set of Answer 20/20 Enduro bars held by a Syncros stem with Ergon GS1 grips.There have only been a couple rides with them so far but they will become favorites quickly. Universal cycles seemed to have the best deal when combined with their 10% off coupon.
  • 01-18-2013
    Rod
    I'm in the minority. I'm rocking 560mm bars. There are narrow trees where I ride and I couldn't imagine riding with some of these bars and you probably feel the same way about my bike. There were some very tight spots when I was using my 580 bar last year.
  • 01-18-2013
    pimpbot
    I rode narrow bars for years...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I'm in the minority. I'm rocking 560mm bars. There are narrow trees where I ride and I couldn't imagine riding with some of these bars and you probably feel the same way about my bike. There were some very tight spots when I was using my 580 bar last year.

    ... and wondered why I had no lung capacity. I went wide, and aaaaaall opened up. I suggest trying it if you haven't before.
  • 01-18-2013
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    My newest bar:
  • 01-18-2013
    Rod
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    ... and wondered why I had no lung capacity. I went wide, and aaaaaall opened up. I suggest trying it if you haven't before.

    I felt like I was driving a tank. I may have to stick with it a little longer this time. I have my OEM bar and a salsa bar sitting around.
  • 01-19-2013
    BruceBrown
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    ... and wondered why I had no lung capacity. I went wide, and aaaaaall opened up. I suggest trying it if you haven't before.

    Narrower bars than 560mm don't seem to be limiting the lung capacity of any road rider.:nono:
  • 01-19-2013
    SS Hack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Narrower bars than 560mm don't seem to be limiting the lung capacity of any road rider.:nono:

    The doping gives them super human powers; us mountain bikers need all the help we can get.
  • 01-19-2013
    The Gen
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 01-19-2013
    pimpbot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Narrower bars than 560mm don't seem to be limiting the lung capacity of any road rider.:nono:

    True. Just sharing how I felt when I switched. Might just be a feeling.

    Roadies have a whole different set of things going on. Being all Aero is one of them. Also, their hands are on the sides of the bars.

    I dunno... I always feel pinched off when on my road/cross/touring bike with 46cm drop bars. My gut doesn't help matters either. I can barely breathe in the drops.

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  • 01-19-2013
    BruceBrown
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    The doping gives them super human powers; us mountain bikers need all the help we can get.

    Of course, the doping issue had to be thrown in as we all know that anybody who throws their leg over a road bike must dope, right?:rolleyes:

    I assume many - if not most of us - also ride a road bike (like when the trails are muddy). And some do gravel riding on rigs with drop bars, some others cyclocross, etc... . Typical width of drop bars are 400, 420, 440, 460, and up to 480mm width. One's anatomy doesn't seem to stop functioning (let alone one's lung capacity) due to the width of a handlebar. Yet it always gets tossed out in the discussion that wider bars equate to deeper breathing. Hmmmm.......really?

    I think if you hooked somebody up to a volume of air measuring device and recorded the data, they would be able to inhale the same amount of air into their lungs (lung capacity) whether their arms were at their sides, straight out in front of them, spread out in front of them, or even with their arms crossed over their chest.

    If we are talking about Rod's comment that he likes 560mm (and even 580mm) width bars for the tight, tree lined singletrack that he rides, then that translates to around a 22" - 22 3/4" width. I'm a big guy at nearly 6'4" around 190 pounds (at the moment). If I measure my width from outside of arm to outside of arm, it's a hair under 20" in width. In other words - holding my arms straight out in front of me with no impedance on my chest cavity - means that Rod's bars would have me spreading my wings about an inch to an inch and a half wider than their normal hanging at my sides position. So I fail to understand the oft quoted "wider bars will open you up and improve your breathing" or how a wider bar could physically allow one to add more "lung capacity" when I get a full deep breath very easily on my iddy biddy narrow road bike bars of 440mm width.:skep:

    The main area of a low and deep breath is our abdominal area below the rib cage. If one is sitting on the bike in a good position, it is the abodominal area that should be extending during a full breath - not a high clavicular breath in the upper chest. The thoracic cage should already be extended in a good riding posture so it is not rising and falling with each breath (high breathing or clavicular breathing is really a shallow breath).

    Obviously a pet peeve of mine when I hear the "myth" that wide bars improves one's breathing or lung capacity. I could stand to be proven incorrect on that, but I'd have to see the medical data that shows one's lung capacity and breathing do not function at their full ability based on the difference between a 560 or 580mm width bar and one that is wider (provided one's posture and position on the bike is correct).
  • 01-19-2013
    pimpbot
    Not all road bikers dope....
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Of course, the doping issue had to be thrown in as we all know that anybody who throws their leg over a road bike must dope, right?:rolleyes:

    I assume many - if not most of us - also ride a road bike (like when the trails are muddy). And some do gravel riding on rigs with drop bars, some others cyclocross, etc... . Typical width of drop bars are 400, 420, 440, 460, and up to 480mm width. One's anatomy doesn't seem to stop functioning (let alone one's lung capacity) due to the width of a handlebar. Yet it always gets tossed out in the discussion that wider bars equate to deeper breathing. Hmmmm.......really?

    I think if you hooked somebody up to a volume of air measuring device and recorded the data, they would be able to inhale the same amount of air into their lungs (lung capacity) whether their arms were at their sides, straight out in front of them, spread out in front of them, or even with their arms crossed over their chest.

    If we are talking about Rod's comment that he likes 560mm (and even 580mm) width bars for the tight, tree lined singletrack that he rides, then that translates to around a 22" - 22 3/4" width. I'm a big guy at nearly 6'4" around 190 pounds (at the moment). If I measure my width from outside of arm to outside of arm, it's a hair under 20" in width. In other words - holding my arms straight out in front of me with no impedance on my chest cavity - means that Rod's bars would have me spreading my wings about an inch to an inch and a half wider than their normal hanging at my sides position. So I fail to understand the oft quoted "wider bars will open you up and improve your breathing" or how a wider bar could physically allow one to add more "lung capacity" when I get a full deep breath very easily on my iddy biddy narrow road bike bars of 440mm width.:skep:

    The main area of a low and deep breath is our abdominal area below the rib cage. If one is sitting on the bike in a good position, it is the abodominal area that should be extending during a full breath - not a high clavicular breath in the upper chest. The thoracic cage should already be extended in a good riding posture so it is not rising and falling with each breath (high breathing or clavicular breathing is really a shallow breath).

    Obviously a pet peeve of mine when I hear the "myth" that wide bars improves one's breathing or lung capacity. I could stand to be proven incorrect on that, but I'd have to see the medical data that shows one's lung capacity and breathing do not function at their full ability based on the difference between a 560 or 580mm width bar and one that is wider (provided one's posture and position on the bike is correct).

    ... only the ones on the Podium at big races, like TdF and Giro. :thumbsup:
  • 01-19-2013
    SS Hack
    I was just making a bad joke about the doping. Wide bars help a lot on my single speed as far as leverage ... I've never noticed a lung expansion boast. Granted I've not ridden anything less than 665mm in 20 years.
  • 01-19-2013
    meltingfeather
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    I love this town.

    I love that damn video! Nice goin' :thumbsup:

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Imagine having some decent legal techy singletrack puzzles to solve a quarter mile from your front door that you can ride year 'round, that lead up to some more great trails. Yep... that's my backyard! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Don't have to imagine in ATX. Stoke shared. We're spoiled. :D
  • 01-19-2013
    patineto
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by azpoolguy View Post
    Another vote for Easton Havon Carbon.

    And another one, the shape is perfect, plus they are strong but also very lite..
  • 01-19-2013
    meltingfeather
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    I think one would be hard pressed to feel a difference of 2.5mm on each side.

    you'd be surprised
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by azpoolguy View Post
    Another vote for Easton Havon Carbon.

    who's voting? :out:
    is there anything more personal than a handlebar? except maybe a seat?

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    My newest bar:

    Nice tires. ;)

    My bar: