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What's your favorite h'bar width?(4 posts)

What's your favorite h'bar width?rwbadley
Dec 17, 2002 11:02 AM
I'm 160# 5'11 medium build. Been using 42 and 40cm c-c.

My buddy of about the same size swears by a bar width around 44 to 46. Seems wide to me.

How about you?
Not for everybody, but I love my 50cm'scory
Dec 17, 2002 11:29 AM
When I built up my Atlantis, Nashbar had "tandem" bars in 46, 48 and 50cm on sale for $18.95. I'd just read something Grant Petersen wrote about wider bars, so I ordered the 50s. I figured I'd try them for a few days, then put them on my singlespeed and get something reasonable for the "real" bike.
It's been almost two years, and they're still there. FWIW, I'm 6'4", so they might be too wide for a lot of people. Feels good to spread out a little, though.
44cm c-c ..PdxMark
Dec 17, 2002 3:42 PM
I'm 165#, 5'11", 40" chest. Settled on 44 c-c based on a fitting. Have loved it ever since.
re: What's your favorite h'bar width?theeatkins
Dec 18, 2002 7:41 AM
I'm 6' and 195#. I ride 44cm wide bars. They fit my shoulders.