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 Post subject: Woah! Narrow Bars
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed May 02, 2007 2:18 pm
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Well i've finished building up the LTS4 and i've used the Narrow bars from the doner bike (an early 90's cindercone). Now my Specialized FSR Comp has riser bars that feel pretty normal these days but the bars from the Kona feel like they are about 6 inches wide (they really aren't)

I'm sure it's something i'll get used to (I love the way it looks) and it'll be great for filtering through traffic in town but it feels a bit strange ATM.

What do you guys prefer - Narrow or Wide - and it's definitely handlebars i'm talking about ;-)


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:16 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
narrow bars here, always found i was less likely to catch them on trees/cars/ramblers Bitd and ive stuck with them ever since.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:17 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Location: Derby, UK
narrow round town on the commute definitely!!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:06 am 
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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
I run flat 21.5in bars on all my rides. Quicker steering and less likely to catch a tree branch on tight singletrack.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 2:03 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:16 pm
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Location: Vancouver, CANADA
I used to run a 21 on my bikes back in the 90's but after riding a plush carbon riser, I could never go back again. They just feel more natural with more comfort and control.

It's sad for me to say, but I don't ride the singletrack as aggresively anymore, so hooking a tree hasn't been a problem lately.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:19 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hey PorscheNut, where abouts in Vancouver are you? We're just at the start of the Immigration process to come to the Island.

Rob.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:33 am 
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Location: near cwmcarn
tried narrow bars, now never run less than 23in :)


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