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    What is your handlebar width?

    Hi all,
    just curious... what is your height and handlebar widh in cm?

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    193 height, 78 width

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    173cm and 72cm bars any wider I will be collecting trees on the way down on the tighter UK trails.
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    172 74cm

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    193/80cm

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    1.83/80cm - I really like wide handlebars for technical riding, despite problems with trees in tight singletracks.

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    180 cm height / 78 width for Trail, 74 for XC
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    Thnaks for response!
    I'm 168cm and I've bought a 74cm handlebar, what do you think?

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    182cm, 72.5cm bars.
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    198cm/61cm

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    Mine are cut to the length that allows my hands and wrists to align neutrally (not turned inward or outward). Resultant length is based on numerous factors (including bar bend) and is irrelivant to anyone but me.

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    Just won an Easton Havoc 35 800mm bar. Thinking about going to a shorter stem at 35mm. We'll see how it goes, I'm currently at 740mm with a 50mm stem.

    My bike is a medium, but has a long top tube at 615mm.

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    Height is 188. Arm span is 190.

    My bar width was at 760, then I bumped up to 785. Now I just received my first 800mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markino View Post
    Thnaks for response!
    I'm 168cm and I've bought a 74cm handlebar, what do you think?
    I'm 162cm with 75cm bar and never considered anything smaller.

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    5' 10" and handle bar is 785mm

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    184cm and 74cm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Markino View Post
    I'm 168cm and I've bought a 74cm handlebar, what do you think?
    I think if you're happy and comfortable stick with it...

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    Time to English this. 6' 7.5" and 31" bar with about a 6' 8" span.

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    183 cm tall, 710mm bar.

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    Height 193cm, handlebars width from 57cm on my steel rigid to 80cm on my AM FS bike.
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    6'1 and run 785mm bars

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    180cm and 800mm.

    570 at 193 and 610 at 198 are the standouts though! Makes you realise people can ride anything. I used to jump and XC my 3 and 5 speed road bikes as a kid/teenager (call it cyclocross). For my current bike I bought RF 35mm bars. They were 800mm wide. I tried them at that width and enjoyed the extra comfort and control. They don't fit between some of the closest trees which is disappointing, but my other bike has 685mm bars and it was a slow down and squeeze in those spots anyway.

    I ride XC/AM. 800mm bars are available and becoming more popular. They feel good and I doubt that has much to do with shoulder or elbow width. On our trail system we are looking at >800mm as the minimum required between trees. If the trees are going to grow then much more space is needed between trees on new trail. Hopefully this will become normal everywhere. Trees can be over a metre apart and still be a serious technical challenge. Trees that stop anyone riding a normal bike are a menace and spoil good trail. There's a rant for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    180cm and 800mm.

    570 at 193 and 610 at 198 are the standouts though! Makes you realise people can ride anything. I used to jump and XC my 3 and 5 speed road bikes as a kid/teenager (call it cyclocross). For my current bike I bought RF 35mm bars. They were 800mm wide. I tried them at that width and enjoyed the extra comfort and control. They don't fit between some of the closest trees which is disappointing, but my other bike has 685mm bars and it was a slow down and squeeze in those spots anyway.

    I ride XC/AM. 800mm bars are available and becoming more popular. They feel good and I doubt that has much to do with shoulder or elbow width. On our trail system we are looking at >800mm as the minimum required between trees. If the trees are going to grow then much more space is needed between trees on new trail. Hopefully this will become normal everywhere. Trees can be over a metre apart and still be a serious technical challenge. Trees that stop anyone riding a normal bike are a menace and spoil good trail. There's a rant for ya.
    So, are you saying you're concerned about trees?
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    5' 8" (173cm) , my bar is 720mm, but I make it 760mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    So, are you saying you're concerned about trees?
    More concerned about them getting in the way of a fun ride than about being hurt by hitting one.

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    1.84m with 760mm width.

    First had a 740mm carbon Renthal Fatbar, but then I broke it in half so I bought a 780mm Alu Renthal to replace it. That was just a little bit too wide, so I decided to cut it down to 760mm. And that's the perfect width for me!
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    6'3", on an XL, 785mm bars, 60mm stem

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    178cm, 76cm on the 26er with 45mm stem, and 78.5cm on the 29er with 40mm stem
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    178cm, 76cm w/45mm stem on the 26er, 78.5 with 40mm stem on the 29er
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    Time to English this. 6' 7.5" and 31" bar with about a 6' 8" span.
    You mean time to American this? Pretty sure the English have been using the metric system for some time now...

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    178 centimeters tall with a 75.46 cm bar.
    It's just a flesh wound!

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    6'3 with 760mm bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    You mean time to American this? Pretty sure the English have been using the metric system for some time now...
    Yep, I smirked when I saw that too. I converted to cm cause the the original poster specified cm. I didn't even know my handlebar width matched my tire diameter (740mm/29").

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    You mean time to American this? Pretty sure the English have been using the metric system for some time now...
    ^^True dat!

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    I'm 5'9", bar is 720 x 1".


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    6'0" and 76cm bars with a 50mm stem. Switched from 70cm/75mm stem. Like this better after a couple of rides to get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markino View Post
    Hi all,
    just curious... what is your height and handlebar widh in cm?
    I'm going super wide at 930mm. Ok, just kidding.. 740mm.

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    70cm as the woods, and rocks, here are very tight in spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I'm 5'9", bar is 720 x 1".

    I have the older version of this same bar, which is truly flat. It has no upsweep at all, which I prefer.

    It's 720mm. I'm 6'0" with absurdly long arms (6'6" boxing reach) and ride a size large frame with a 60mm stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim300wsm View Post
    6'3 with 760mm bars
    Ditto

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    172.72 and Deity Dirty 30 bars, uncut. Also Deity Black Label bars, uncut.
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    I'm 5-8 and had renthal 740 bars. Just switched to the 780's and planned on cutting them 760. I just rode at 780 and felt great with them, going to leave them alone. 50 mm stem

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    1.84 cm 787 cm Deity mohaw bars

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    178cm 780mm on my trail bike and 800mm on my DH bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    You mean time to American this? Pretty sure the English have been using the metric system for some time now...
    No, I mean English. It's a system of measurement, not a country. Look it up.
    Sometimes, you need to go fast enough that the trail is a blur to find clarity. -- Wild Bill

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    181 cm, 780 mm bar.
    currently running a thomson downhill bar on my banshee spitfire v2 for all day, every day riding from local singletrack to rough alpine stuff.
    bars that have a lot of back- and upsweep don't seem to fit my body geometry so the thomson was a natural choice.

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    173/72 on my FS or 173/68 on my HT

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    760mm

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    183cm/660mm

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    5'10"/810mm on the xc 760mm on the AM and DH bike..want 810's on all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    No, I mean English. It's a system of measurement, not a country. Look it up.
    English units - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Doesn't look right. Has foot and inch, but looks obsolete with all these other units like 3 barleycorns and roman feet vs anglo saxon feet. Gave you the benefit of the doubt. I didn't even know a system of measurement with this specific name existed.

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    1.82m, 720mm with bar ends. 750mm without.

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    187cm, 810mm with 60mm stem on a 29er

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    height 1.67m, 720mm width for trail bike.
    Used "star jump pushup" to determine Optimal Mountain Bike Bar Width.
    Works well for me.

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    6'-0 tall, 800mm bar, 50mm stem (Large E29)

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    5' 6"... switched from 711mm Haven Carbon to 750mm Havoc Carbon (also dropped from 50mm stem to 40mm stem).

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