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March 27, 2020, 10:51 a.m. -  bumVSmtn

I’ve been a 30.5” guy for years on my 27.5 bikes, even with modern geo.  Going to my first 29er this past year with a 42mm offset fork (Honzo with Pike) and a 30mm stem, I found I was reaching a critical point with my steering at which it felt I was over-leveraging the steering.  Thankfully this only resulted in one crash at the end of our riding season in November, but had a couple saves that I pulled back.  After much time marinating on this issue, bar width was my likely suspect, and after reading this article, I’m for sure going to cut down and see how it affects my bikes handling.

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