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How to size handlebars?(2 posts)

How to size handlebars?mdehner
Aug 18, 2003 2:57 PM
I am buying a new set of drop bars. What formulas or rules of thumb exist to help determine the correct size of handlebars? Thanks much.
Width of your bony shoulder protrusionsKerry Irons
Aug 18, 2003 4:18 PM
A reasonable starting point is to have the bars the same width as the bony ends of your shoulders. It's just a starting point and some people like them wider to open up the chest for better breathing while others like them narrower for better aerodynamics.