Old 07-07-20, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
From what I understand is that 31.8 became standard with the need for stronger bars in mountain biking. Road bars followed to take advantage of the carbon bars coming out?
This seems to be a pattern. Disc brakes, tubeless, wide rims, wide tires, 650b, 1x, 31.8 bars and thru-axles have all been lifted from MTB.

I can almost guarantee you that within 5 years, we will see 1.5Ē steerers, 110/148 boost spacing and 35mm handlebars on gravel/road bikes.

I still donít understand why anyone would expect road bars and mtb bars to have the same diameter, for all the reasons stated by others. What is the use case?
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