Handlebars

by Jonslr88   May 26, 2014  

I apparently need a wider set of bars to open up the chest and improve my breathing. Current width is 42cm. This has come about after a bike fitting and I now think this may be a good improvement. The question is how wide do bars go and what width should I choose?

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The wider you go the less aero you'll be, if anything go narrower! If you do go wider, any improvements in breathing (if any) will be lost to the wind. Also you'll be squeezing your shoulder blades, so you risk upper back problems.

posted by wellcoordinated [76 posts]
26th May 2014 - 12:01

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Thanks.

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posted by Jonslr88 [2 posts]
26th May 2014 - 14:05

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