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    Wider bar??

    I've just purchased a 50mm stem as I want to go a bit shorter. Previous stem 65mm. I was also considering buying a wider bar. The bar I have now is 711mm. I am 5ft 9in would a 740/760 bar be too wide for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widge View Post
    I've just purchased a 50mm stem as I want to go a bit shorter.
    Same here mate - just got myself the 50mm Renthal Duo stem and it feels great. I'm now thinking of going for a wider bar - current bars are 690mm and I'm 6' 3". I think it might be either the Easton Haven alloy or Renthal Fatbar. Decisions, decisions...
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    Widge, can you not adjust your grips on your current bars so that you can at least see how a wider bar would feel stationary. Granted it is not a full test but would at least allow you to verify reach

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    It's the Renthal duo stem I've just bought. I have ODI lock on grips so I suppose they could be moved out but really would need to test on a trail.
    Last edited by Widge; 03-Mar-2012 at 11:37 AM.

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    It's a nice stem, isn't it!? I'm off to Llandegla tomorrow to give it a proper try out.

    I suppose if you bought some wider bars and they proved a bit wide you could cut them down a bit? What bars have you been looking at, btw?
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    Looking at some Nukeproof warheads. They are 760mm wide which would give me an extra inch each side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widge View Post
    which would give me an extra inch each side.
    That deserves a *snigger* & possibly a "Wahaaaaay"!

    On a serious note. Get them. You'll love them. Probably. What style of riding do you do?
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    would that not have the same effect as a slightly longer stem though? Not a geometry expert but dependijng on how short your stem was to begin with you could end up back in a similar position
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    Quote Originally Posted by reevil View Post
    That deserves a *snigger* & possibly a "Wahaaaaay"!

    On a serious note. Get them. You'll love them. Probably. What style of riding do you do?
    Natural single track, some fast and flowing, some steep and gnarly with a bit of trail centre riding thrown in as well.

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    Get them mate, won't do any harm and they have markings on if you do feel the need to chop them down. I have the 800mm Nukeproof Warhead bars which are a bit too much so they'll be getting cut down to 780mm when I pull my finger out.

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