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    780 flat bars

    Are 780 flat bars too wide for a RIP 9? Are they really geared towards the SS crowd? I have 710 flat bars already and am wondering if there is any advantage to moving to 780.

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    Hahahahahahahahahaha. Too wide? Maybe for LADIES.

    Sorry, I guess you're not kidding. The extra control offered by 780s is noticeable for me. But everything in moderation, if you are 5'5" then maybe 710 is the ticket. 6'5" guys would probably benefit from 800mm.

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    I have just put the Niner 780 Flat bar on my Rip9 RDO & 1st ride down the road they felt a bit wide, But I'm liking them now.

    I have the 710 niner flat bar on my Jet9 RDO & I like that to, I'm not sure if I will change them to wider yet.

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    I just went from a 800mm to a 720mm. I'm thinking 740-760 might be the ticket for me. At least I can cut an 800 down.

    FYI, I'm 5'6", on a 23" ETT bike, 40mm stem. My second bike is almost 23" ETT, and using 710mm, 90mm stem (a bit long).

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    Quote Originally Posted by YET1 View Post
    Are 780 flat bars too wide for a RIP 9? Are they really geared towards the SS crowd? I have 710 flat bars already and am wondering if there is any advantage to moving to 780.
    It's pretty much an absurd idea to think that any handlebar width (not to mention stem length) is a "one size fits all needs" type of scenario. Who cares what bike we are talking about - RIP 9, JET 9, WDO, Sir 9, One 9, Air 9, etc... ?

    780mm? I run Syntace bars that are about 640mm on my RIP with a 120mm stem. Perfect for me and my RIP 9, but may not be even close to what another rider prefers. The 780mm bars would be around 5 inches wider than what I run. Perhaps perfect for some.

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    I agree with Bruce, I do however run Easton Havoc Carbon bars (750mm) on my Jet 9 and Easton 35 - 800mm on my "fun" bike so I like wide bars.

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