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handlebars
#1
been running easton monkeylites 685mm which have been good.

I got some high rise bars today for my 2nd bike to try and raise the front end, they are 710mm wide and feel loads better, the monkeylites were always a compromise as far as width is concerned so I have now ordered some proper width bars for my orange five, Spank Spike 777, cant wait to fit them, just under 31 inches wide (777mm) reckon they will be awesome!
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#2
I reckon there be a nightmare!!!! far to wide for anything other than DH! Mine are 685, id prob go up to 710 max,
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#3
As above....they would be a ticket to hospital at most places I ride except the south downs bridleways I guess

PS: Your new ones arent Sunline are they as they have recalled theirs
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#4
I agree with Russ, for anything other than pure DH they will be a pain in the ass. I have 739mm Sunline bars which feel spot on for me and can just about get away with them in Blean, but there has been quite a few times where i have had to walk the bike through trees, and i clouted one on wednesday and have a really big bruise on my shoulder to show for it!

Breezer- Which Sunline bars have they recalled?
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#5
These ones Andy


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#6
&quot;leadbasher&quot; Wrote:These ones Andy


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Nope his ones are the big chunky heavy alu ones iirc ?
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#7
my 685 bars were a compromise and i felt too narrow. I get on well with the 710mm bars that I have tried before, the only problem was they usually have far too much back sweep. Even with 710mm bars i have them setup with my hands actually overhanging the end of the bar.

I much prefer a wider setup but 777 may be a bit extreme, i guess i will find out. They do come fully marked up so I can trim them if required.

I will be running 710 on my xc bike which will be used at places like blean, yep they dont fit through all the trees but I refuse to compromise setup just so i can fit through a bit of basic flat singletrack.
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#8
[quote author=]my 685 bars were a compromise and i felt too narrow. I get on well with the 710mm bars that I have tried before, the only problem was they usually have far too much back sweep. Even with 710mm bars i have them setup with my hands actually overhanging the end of the bar.

I much prefer a wider setup but 777 may be a bit extreme, i guess i will find out. They do come fully marked up so I can trim them if required.

I will be running 710 on my xc bike which will be used at places like blean, yep they dont fit through all the trees but I refuse to compromise setup just so i can fit through a bit of basic flat singletrack.

[/quote]Me too Wink  Mine feel perfect and i refuse to revert back to the old ones no matter how many times i have to walk the bike in between trees. I'm building the inbred up for that sort of stuff.
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