Re: Wide Handlebars = Good!

Postby radiusq on Mon 22/Jun/09 5:25pm

I think there must be a point to riser bars beyond hand position as there are other ways to achieve a similar rise in hand position, a taller rise in the stem or a longer steerer plus spacers for example. I guess the question is - If you had two identical bikes bar a different bar/stem combo, but the relative hand position from the front axle was still to be identical, would the bikes handle any differently?

You have a point regarding bar rotation. It's very easy to change some of that upsweep into more backsweep and vice versa. I'll have a look at my bars later.
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Re: Wide Handlebars = Good!

Postby mitch7 on Mon 22/Jun/09 10:43pm

jeebus you guys are talking science... :crazy:

just buy some wide bars,with average upsweep...any of the Easton bars are fine...or many other brands, don't go crazy..whack em on and ride....simple (maybe trim)
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Re: Wide Handlebars = Good!

Postby bugle on Tue 23/Jun/09 2:49pm

I see from this mornings paper a father has been charged for pushing his boy onto the rugby field...
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Re: Wide Handlebars = Good!

Postby Trail on Wed 15/Jul/09 2:28pm

bugle wrote:I see from this mornings paper a father has been charged for pushing his boy onto the rugby field...


was he using a set of wide handle bars to do so??
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Re: Wide Handlebars = Good!

Postby slowMTB on Wed 15/Jul/09 3:57pm

Trail wrote:
bugle wrote:I see from this mornings paper a father has been charged for pushing his boy onto the rugby field...


was he using a set of wide handle bars to do so??


Apparently he was running skinny bars and his dad wanted to harden him up before introducing wide bars - should have him play netball, a real contact sport. Rugby is just too PC these days.
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