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chris_w_65
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My bars seem really wide, they are 700mm. I put on bar ends (because I had them) but it made them even wider so I took those off today. Should I leave them at 700 or maybe go 680 or 660?

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Chris,

 

I was in the same boat. I'm now riding with 660mm wide bars (bar-ends included) on my 29er. My sweet spot....but unfortunately thus is personal preference.

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1.84 tall.640 very comfortable.open chest,breathing is good and handling.My preference.

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My bars seem really wide, they are 700mm. I put on bar ends (because I had them) but it made them even wider so I took those off today. Should I leave them at 700 or maybe go 680 or 660?

 

Er, how could the bar ends make them wider? :unsure:

 

Went wider that the standard flat bar on my Talon. 680 riser. Sweet. More leverage.

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10mm wider each side, a lot more if you are holding the bar ends. Also they are like big hooks to grab trees and bushes especially added to 700 bars.

BTW. I am about 1.73 tall and ride a medium

Oh, they are Ergon bar ends/grips

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I use 620mm on my Stumpy HT 29er, and it is perfect. Tried the 600mm, which was a tad too narrow, and the wider options were too wide. Get what you are comfortable with, after trying a few bars.

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