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    Don't worry, be happy!
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    Q on handlebar set up

    (I have no idea is this is the correct forum but I'm an all mountain rider)
    I'm changing out to wider bars, got a nice set on loan to try out.
    My friend stressed the importance of making sure the "front" of the bars ( where is mounts to the stem) is on the same plane as the fork angle. I can see what she means... mostly... but does anyone have any tips/suggestions for doing this correctly?
    I would have posted to the handlebar/stem forum but I guess that's one we don't have.

    Thanks for any help, or send me to the correct sub-sub forum.

    formica

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    never heard that. rotate the bars for or aft to find what is comfortable for you. for example i roll my bars back a bit to give me more back sweep and less up sweep.

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    I've always rode my bars at the same angle as my fork, regardless of if I was on bmx or mtb. Just doesn't feel right to me if the angles arent pretty much the same. More noticeable with bmx, I suspect due to how much farther above the stem your hands are.. but still plenty noticeable with mtb.

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