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    Cool-blue Rhythm (29'ers) | Niner's and WIDE bars!

    So everyone else already knew this, but I made the mistake of riding the past few years on 29'ers with my fav 26" bar of which I had multiple for each bike, Easton Monkey Lite SL's, but now I have seen the light.

    The monkey lite SL's grew over the years but maxed out at 635mm.

    On everyone's advice I bought a 780mm Cobalt 11, for my 29'er hard tail (Cannondale) but I haven't ridden it yet as I wait for my Beer Components EBB to run it SS. Yesterday I swapped my other Easton on my RDO for a Niner Flattop Carbon (710mm) and went for the maiden voyage tonight in heavy rain, over wet root strewn trails.

    The control was fantastic!

    (29'ers) | Niner's and WIDE bars!-img_2582.jpg

    Rode the RDO with the mud/wet weather wheels (Nobby Nic's | Projet 321 | Crest | Revolution spoke)
    (29'ers) | Niner's and WIDE bars!-img_2581.jpg

    I'm pretty sure I'll cut my Cobalt 11 to 710mm to match as it felt perfect for my body type and riding style, and I only brushed one tree with the bar.

    Anyone riding a Niner with a bar under 650mm I hope you have tried a wider bar, if not I recommend you do ASAP.
    2x10
    '12 Niner Jet RDO 22.9 lb
    1x1
    '09 Cannondale F29er 1 20.1 lb
    '10 Sanderson Soloist 23.8 lb
    '09 Hammer 29'er 20.5 lb

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    well now you know.... my stable doesn't have a bar under 28" in length.... Welcome to "real control".. :-)
    No dabs allowed!

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