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brearleybrearley Posts: 165
edited January 2010 in MTB buying advice
as im a newby to the world of mountainbike really
can anybody explain why narrow bars are a problem
i ride 42c to c bars on my road bike but dont understand the differences in widths of mountainbike bars

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    it all depends on what you are comfortable with.

    narrow bars can make the bike harder to control.

    start off with the fitted bars and maybe invest in some lock on grips and play with different positions.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • brearleybrearley Posts: 165
    yeah on my race bike i think i have a pretty standard bar width, its a cannondale rush
    but im looking to change my bars on my normal bike from a 1" riser bar to a flat bar and change stem from a 75mm to a 130mm to give it a racey feel to it, the frames too small but cant afford the upgrades at the moment and i wont be racing on my normal bike
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    play around with what you have no.

    like invert the stem for starters. and they play with the grip and control positions as usage has a lot to do with position as well.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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