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Some Bars are tapered meaning you can't move your controls close enough to the centre. Find a bar that has parallel tubing.
First question is why? Mountain bike handlebars are wider to provide greater leverage and control on rough tracks etc. I'm not a fan of super wide DH size bars myself but i wouldn't put my road drops on an MTB (although cyclocross riders do of course). If you really must have narrower bars then just trim any set, although make sure you have room for your controls as Mitzi says.
Of course you could always steer with the stem and run a fixed singlespeed with no brakes lol.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
Thomson make great handle bars. About 400mm wide.
Narrow handle bars and a bigger rear brake to improve braking Just got an e mail from these guys
I've seen some XC flatbars at about 540-560 wide but they make the bike rather difficult to manage unless you've got a steep (ie twitchy!) head angle.
I had some 580mm bars on a review bike with a slack head angle, and on rocky terrain where the trail sloped steeply to the side it was pretty hard to maintain a line - not enough leverage. Nearly got intimate with quite a few trees on that bike!
They're nice for flitting between trees on twisty singletrack, but the low/flat position that usually goes with these bars and the longer stem that most riders with narrow bars adopt to get back some stability means lots of interesting views of the front of your bike on the rough downhill stuff.
"People have a right to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Evidence must be located, not created, and opinions not backed by evidence cannot be given much weight." -- James W Loewen
What is in the guy's left hand? Is that yet another photo of a broken handlebar in action?
Its a microphone...he was singing while stacking
Why? A party trick, or just foolish? If he did have a microphone, then not a good example.
I think it's a shadow cast by a protrusion on the rock behind/below him.
"I can't turn you loose..."
At least he isn't wearing a watch to break.
Who takes these photos, anyway?
I reckon that's a broken handlebar.
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