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    How wide is everyone going on the HD?

    Curious on the handlebar width people are running, i currently have the enve riser, awesome bar but at 700mm feel it's a tad short.

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    just to clarify, am riding typical east coast rocky, rooty aggressive XC to AM.

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    I am on the east coast also and am running 780mm bars... ONLY WAY TO GO!

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    East coast, 711 mm (Easton Haven carbon). They work well for me. Problem with going much wider is I already have some tight squeezes on my trails that require concentration to not clip the bars.

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    750mm Easton Havoc carbon.

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    Chromag OS X bars show up today. They're 780 wide and I'll probably cut them to 750.

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    Do the "push up test" and figure out what YOU need:

    Get on the ground and into a pushup position that feels good for 10 reps. Measure the distance from the outer edges of your hands. You'll be surprised

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    780 here, but I'm 6'4" and have really wide shoulders.

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    started with 780, cut down to 760
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    I'm currently on Answer Carbon 720, but will receive my Boobar 780 (hopefully) tomorrow. At 6'0 (wide shoulders, long arms though) and mostly AM riding it is not necessary I guess, but I'm curious how that will change the cockpit feeling. I know one tight place on my hometrail where I will need to slow down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fassn8 View Post
    Do the "push up test" and figure out what YOU need:

    Get on the ground and into a pushup position that feels good for 10 reps. Measure the distance from the outer edges of your hands. You'll be surprised
    Good tip that! Like it!

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    28.5" on my Ibis, 30.5" on my DH bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by derby View Post
    750mm Easton Havoc carbon.
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    720mm protaper carbon

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    Answer 720 Protaper Carbon. Stem length plays here, too, I have a 50mm Thomson.
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    736 mm wide with 50mm stem.
    Gonna try 750mm easton 35 bar soon though.

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    I'm 5'9" with an average torso length and 30" inseam on a Medium frame.

    Just swapped my 685mm Easton EX70's for new 780mm Chromag OS X bars. Cut them down to 760mm and they feel great. Also swapped my 90mm stem for a 70mm one.

    Going for a big ride tomorrow and will report back.
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    And that blue bar looks awesome!

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    760 was pretty awesome today. Definitely noticed a difference from shortening the stem when climbing. Front wheel feels almost too light on steep climbs -- Maybe 2% of the climbing I did at Demo (Santa Cruz mountains). The other 98% was completely fine. Gonna give it another couple rides to try different body positions.

    Wider bars are great while descending and landing drops. Feels more stable and easier to control. I could see going to 750mm for me personally, but not shorter. Didn't really notice a big difference with the shorter stem when going downhill.

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    760 but my hands are always trying to find more width.

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    Only yesterday bikeradar published an article on bar widths: Mountain Bike Handlebars - BikeRadar

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    I like 750 mm.


    Thanks Michael

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