handlebar width



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Callistus Valer

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I've always gone with narrow handlebars due to aerodynamics,
but wide bars were in vogue at one time. What was the
rational for using wide bars? I think Lance uses wide bars.
 
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Psycholist

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"Callistus Valerius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I've always gone with narrow handlebars due to
> aerodynamics, but wide bars were in vogue at one time.
> What was the rational for using wide bars? I think Lance
> uses wide bars.
>

It opens up your chest/lung area for easier breathing. I've
got shoulders like a gorilla and the first bike I got came
with narrow bars. I rode with them for a long time. When I
finally changed them out, the difference was quite
noticeable ... at least in terms of comfort, if not
necessarily performance. It did really seem to help me
improve my climbing on smaller hills where I wasn't inclined
to put my hands on the tops of the bars.

Bob C.