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    Advantage to large handle bars

    Curious how large in length handle bars affect steering? I would think it would give you finer control but perhaps slower response, is that correct?

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    Yes

    Most/many people add a shorter stem when fitting wider bars. The shorter stem "quickens" the steering (a wider bar slows down the steering)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    Yes

    Most/many people add a shorter stem when fitting wider bars. The shorter stem "quickens" the steering (a wider bar slows down the steering)
    There is a lot of info on this on the forum already, just search look around.
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    Most people who are riding bars from 710mm to 780mm are running stems in the 80mm - 40mm range. Obviously the wider the bar, the shorter of a stem you can run. There is a balance between the two and when experimenting you should try and get cheap parts before dropping $150 on a new bar. Just my experience.

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