are you sure you have pushed them all the way on?...just fitted a set and they are the same width as the odi's they replaced, slipped on easily but stopped about 25mm short of where they should be, gave them a little shunt and now sitting fine.Some grips add length to your bars too. DMR Deathgrips added 25mm to each end.
So measure the width with the grips on rather than just the h/bar
If you have a sore arm from using a mouse I reckon it might be time to start liftingThat’s interesting. I have fuck all upper body muscle development...
Thanks all, interesting cross section of experience. Will run the 760 bars I have at home for a while and see if elbow pain resolves.
You only have to look at the strike marks on the trees at handlebar height around here and then look down at the big divot out of the ground where they've gone over the bars. A lot of people seem to take it upon themselves to cut the trees down on the edge of the trails also.Totally agree. This is a factor for me.
Mine are 760mm on the TRC and 740mm on the Heckler. The stem length so has to be part of the equation. More narrow for a longer reach stem essentially.
I always think of 2 trees at Forrest in VIC, reckon its on the grass trees trail, the 2 trees are near half chopped in 2 with bar strikes.You only have to look at the strike marks on the trees at handlebar height around here and then look down at the big divot out of the ground where they've gone over the bars.
Wtf!? I'm running a 50mm on the Pole, 66mm weird Syntace thing on the SAM and 70mm on the Liteville.How longs the stem? Oddjob runs 780 widest but his stems are long af.
So many variables. I run. 800’s, bars swept back and a max 50mm stem.
6”4ish and not little.
I found this out recently, new bike came with 50mm stem and 760mm wide bars.. I felt cramped and the steering was really twitchy, needed wider bars - HA 66-67.. Swapped out to a 60mm stem and the steering calmed down a lot and I no longer felt I needed wider bars. Fit improved greatly as well.... stem too short and bars too long you can really mess up the handling of the bike. There's a really good Cy Turner interview discussing all this.