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Bars got stuck

Feb. 28, 2010, 10:34 p.m.
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You are looking at 31" Race Face Atlas bars.

The trail: Blood Donor @ The Woodlot.

I have not decided how much I am going to trim of these 31" wide bars, but I thought some of you might find it amusing to see that you can in fact get stuck with uber wide bars.

In this photo my grips are moved in to 30" on the bars and for me it is still too wide. I think I'll be cutting these down some time soon as they are a bit of a liability for the trails I ride.

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Feb. 28, 2010, 10:45 p.m.
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You should've zigged when you zagged! I got mine jammed up good on corkscrew once, and they're only 29" wide.

Feb. 28, 2010, 10:56 p.m.
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You should've zigged when you zagged! I got mine jammed up good on corkscrew once, and they're only 29" wide.

Yeah that one spot between the trees bout half way down got me the first time with the atlas bars. :lol:
But why would you buy wide bars and chop them down?

nobody is this dumb.

March 1, 2010, 8:08 a.m.
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But why would you buy wide bars and chop them down?

If you buy short ones you can't make them longer.

why not buy them wide then cut to suit. Most wide bars have cut lines on them for just that purpose.

March 1, 2010, 8:15 a.m.
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My first ride with my wide bars I had the same thing Dean. It's pretty easy now that I have the necessary wiggle figured out.

hol-ee shit but that's a big hole :eek:

March 1, 2010, 9:57 a.m.
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You are looking at 31" Race Face Atlas bars.

Since your arm-span is about as wide as you are tall, how could you even reach both grips at the same time?
:D

March 1, 2010, 11:32 a.m.
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Same deal with 30'' Chromag bars trying to go through the stump on Crazy Carpenter, that ones a little hard to zig-zag through.

March 1, 2010, 11:51 a.m.
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Since your arm-span is about as wide as you are tall, how could you even reach both grips at the same time?
:D

Hahahaha.

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March 1, 2010, 12:43 p.m.
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it happens, but the benefits of wide (aka proper-width) bars still outweighs the odd pinky jammed into a tree IMO

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March 1, 2010, 12:53 p.m.
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it happens, but the benefits of wide (aka proper-width) bars still outweighs the odd pinky jammed into a tree IMO

^This. You're in the woods, where there are trees. Even with short bars there is a chance you'll smack them into a tree sometime.

March 1, 2010, 1:15 p.m.
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I just got some atlas aswell i trimmed mine to 29 tho and going through the stump on carpenter there was literally an inch of clearance on both sides. Maby you should try 29. 31" is definitely to wide for some of the trails at woodlot.

March 1, 2010, 1:32 p.m.
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29" is the sweet spot for bars IMO

March 1, 2010, 1:34 p.m.
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varies from person to person. I never thought a 780 bar would be comfortable for me but here we are

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March 1, 2010, 2:38 p.m.
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I just got some atlas aswell i trimmed mine to 29 tho and going through the stump on carpenter there was literally an inch of clearance on both sides. Maby you should try 29. 31" is definitely to wide for some of the trails at woodlot.

So a 31" bar would have fit?

March 1, 2010, 3:14 p.m.
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29" is the sweet spot for bars IMO

I thought the same, but I've found it depends on your bike and the riding. tight and twisty, obviously you're gonna need quicker steering. One of the benefits of wide bars is it effectively slows down your steering.

I took my Stab down Tsuga and Snakes [HTML_REMOVED] Ladders at the woodlot today, and it kinda sucked. 30" wide bars, slack and mellow handling, and tight trails were not so much fun. Wish I had my Rune with chopped down Chromags. However, when going fast on something like Triple Crown on Burke, the wider bars feel great.

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