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    Bar width.

    Is it just pure personal preference, or is there some science to it.

    My bars are 27 1/2 tip to tip. My bars on my XC are 25 1/2. 2 inches is a huge difference, when I rode my DH, I felt drunk on it. Should I get used to the longer bars, or snip snip?

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    i personally like wide bars, im 6-5 and have really broad shoulders so the wider the better, throw your xc bars on and see if you like it, if not then cut your new bars

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    My XC hardtail has 23" bars..... AM bike 26" bars....... As for DH bar width, 26" bars make the bike feel nimble to me at the expense of stability. I personally like DH bars somewhere around 27"..... You may be different.

    My opinion: Ride with the wider bars a little while longer. If it is still an issue, snip a little off each end until you feel comfortable.

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