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Riser Bar Width?

Old 09-28-10, 02:18 PM
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Riser Bar Width?

Just picked up some new bars, they come 560mm, but I think it might be a little wide. How do you usually govern a good width? Is it based on shoulder width? Should they be slightly wider than your shoulders? Slightly narrower? Or should I just grab them and see where its comfortable and then cut them?
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Old 09-28-10, 02:22 PM
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I would start on the wide end by cutting long and making adjustments inward. That way you don't cut too short!

I like slightly wider than my shoulders on a riser.
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Old 09-28-10, 02:26 PM
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good comfortable width is about shoulder's width. Mtb have wider for leverage. Hipster have ultra narrows for street cred.. i mean, squeezing thru traffic
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I like wide risers, myself. 22" sounds just fine.

But, what gt35 said - Cut 'em down a little at a time. My first risers started at 25" and I took a 1/2" off each side at first. Then took off 1/4" each side a couple more times 'til they were just right.
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Old 09-28-10, 03:03 PM
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just cut one side a few inches more than the other this way you will find out the better side
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Old 09-28-10, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by PHR3AK View Post
just cut one side a few inches more than the other this way you will find out the better side
That sounds pretty stupid if you ask me. Sorry if I missed the humor...
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Mine came as 560mm, i cut em to 38cm. I like em..
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Old 09-28-10, 03:25 PM
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you did

ques i ride around 45cm wide ...symmetric
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according to Answer's ProTaper 780DH, the appropriate width for your risers is about 580mm

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Old 09-28-10, 06:43 PM
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Basically you want them wide enough to accommodate your hands on the tops. I cut mine down to 41cm.
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a bit wider than my shoulders
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
according to Answer's ProTaper 780DH, the appropriate width for your risers is about 580mm

That's awesome. Those are great bars but, too burly and expensive for hipster street use.
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My surly torsion bars are 666mm, and they feel about right.
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27 inches son
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