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    How wide are your bars on your AM ride?

    I just received my Crank Brothers Opium Bars. They are 780mm wide, and I've been riding them for a bit before i decide if/how much i want to cut. I was just wondering what lengths y'all were riding
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    The bar width and height thread

    Good thread there to read. Also there are other threads just search for them.

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    Thank you sir
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbz31 View Post
    Thank you sir
    After using the 760 Chromag OSX i cant go any shorter.

    I wouldnt cut on the bar unless you plan to keep it.

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    750mm Funn Fatboy. Awesome what it does for control coming from a narrower bar. I've talked all my friends running wider bars (along with shorter stems) and all their first ride impressions are "this is a brand new bike now!"

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    710mm Chromag Acute.


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    760mm Deity Dirty 30s.
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    I am only running a 685mm Easton EA70...but it was plenty wide coming off the narrow XC bars that were stock on my original ride (which were ~610 mm). It probably wouldn't hurt me to go wider, but I've got enough tight, twisty trails locally that the slightly narrower bars have some advantages.
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    6'2" - your height / shoulder width / reach as well as stem length all make a difference...

    750mm (Easton Havoc Carbon)
    50mm 10degree rise stem (Renthal Duo)

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    711 Easton Haven

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    685 mm FSA-SLK carbon bars. For me (I am 5', 7'') this is wide & comfortable enough.
    I found this trend of wider and wider bars absolutelly ridiculous. I have seen guys shorter than me sporting 900 mm bars! They look so funny on theyr bikes & really make me laugh!

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    711 mm Easton Havens, and I'm 5'10. They seem wide enough to me, but what do I know, they are the widest bars I've ever owned. Reading some of these threads makes me wonder if I should have gone wider.

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    Not sure I'd want to ride public trails that 750mm bar fits through all of it. At least, not on the east coast.

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    Thanks for info.

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    745 Sunline V Ones with a 50mm stem / ride what feels best

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    711 Haven Carbon and I love it!

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    Two bar and stem setups for my 2010 DB Mission with XFusion Vengeance 160's

    1) 28.5" Kore Torsion Bars / 70mm 8* Race Face Evolve AM stem = when I feel less downward and more upward inclined, still handles the descents nicely with no complaints at all but climbs better usually I run the forks right at the top end psi (80psi) and the RP23 at about 250psi pro pedal set to 3.

    2) 30" Kore Torsion / 50mm 8* Race Face Evolve AM stem = when I want to go gravity runs at the resort or know that the ride is going to be a beast of a downhill at which point I have been running the forks at about 65psi with the slo speed compression turned up a bit more and the rear shock tamed down to about 200psi pro pedal set to 2 or 1 depending.

    Doing this transforms how the bike handles and is worth the time for me to switch out. Just dont have the coin to have two bikes so go with this.

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    i used 711 v1s on my old bike but my new bike came with 680 flat bars and they feel fine. may try out some wider bars but really, i dont miss them.

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    I have a Race Face evolve 685mm. Just wide enough.

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    full size chromag fubar osx... will never another bar or width. They nailed it.

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    My fav

    RaceFace Atlas AM. 725mm (28.5"), 3/4" rise and 270g. Perfect and comes in cool colors.

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    ^ I'm 5'8, and that's what I use. Feels good, looks good, made of 7075Al.

    Quote Originally Posted by Serengetijack View Post
    I found this trend of wider and wider bars absolutelly ridiculous. I have seen guys shorter than me sporting 900 mm bars! They look so funny on theyr bikes & really make me laugh!
    Wide bar trend =/= some short guy on 900mm bars. I'm about your height, and found 680mm bars to be too narrow. Who knows, maybe the rider(s) you saw just needed something to hang their clothes on.
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    Just upgraded to Easton Haven Carbon 711mm on my Yeti 575.

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    I currently run 740mm Norco handlebars on my bike. I haven't gotten a protractor out to check the degrees on it and don't think I'll be calling them about it either, but I am highly considering Chromag Fubar OSX bars at the moment. I think I would like bars with less upsweep to them as I get sore hands towards my thumbs on my bike. The style that Chromags has for their sweep/bend seems ideal for me. I considered getting Easton Havoc bars at 20mm rise, but I think that the Chromag 25mm will be ideal as well as I like the current rise on my bike.

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    I'm new to the sport, but have been riding almost every day since I got my bike a month ago.

    I was at 26 inches and after reading this thread moved my grips out to see if I liked the wider grip. Now I'm at 28 and although it's only an inch on each side, but the leverage I get is night and day. I can rip the bike left and right way easier. I think I will weld on extensions so I can go wider safely, if I don't like it I will cut it back down.

    I think I will do pushups over the next week on a tape measure to see where I'm most powerful at and start there.

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