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  1. #1
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    Cowchipper bar width selection

    Looking at trying some Cowchippers on my Cross Check. Any tips on selecting the best width? My bike is a 52cm size, and I'm not a big guy--about 5'7", shoulder width about 18". Just from guestimating I'm thinking the 42 would be about right, with the additional width of the flared drops taken into consideration, but....anybody care to offer 2 cents?

    EDIT: actually, now I'm thinking 44, based on my crude measurements here of my shoulder width and how my arms would be reaching out--the 42 would have my arms going inward a tad, while the 44 looks like they'd be pretty straight out. Still, any advice welcome!

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    It's personal preference, I'm 6'2" and ride the 46 cowchippers. They don't really flare that much and I prefer wider bars so I went for it.
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    5'9 on a 53cm Ibis Hakkalugi and went with a 44. The 46's were sent to me by mistake and they were wide. 44's work for me.

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