How do you measure bike handlebars?

How do you measure handlebar width?

But what is the right handlebar width? The standard fitting advice is to get a handlebar as wide as the measurement between your AC joints. Those are the bumps atop your shoulders where the collarbone attaches just inboard of your deltoid muscle. But many riders prefer a handlebar slightly wider than their shoulders.

How are mountain bike handlebars measured?

The easiest way to measure this is by using the *push-up position method. Stem length also comes into play; typically, the longer your stem, the narrower you may want your bar width. This helps your body stay centered over the bike. If you’re running a stem that is 50 mm or less I’d suggest a 760 mm to 800 mm bar.

What is standard handlebar diameter?

The most common diameter is 31.8mm, but older bars can be 25.4mm and there’s even an oversize 35mm standard being introduced by Race Face that promises even greater strength and stiffness.

How do I know what size handlebars to get?

The rule of thumb when selecting the correct handlebar width is to measure the distance between the two bony bits on your shoulders – in more scientific terms the distance between your two acromioclavicular (AC) joints. This measurement gives you a baseline – if it’s 38cm, look for 38cm bars – and so on.

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How do you measure shoulders for handlebars?

The most traditional and easiest way to determine the correct width is to hold the bar up to your shoulders with the ends touching the body. The ends of the bar should reach to the outside of the shoulder, but not be so wide that the ends go past the shoulder.

Are all bicycle handlebars the same diameter?

There are only two current standard sizes: Flat bars have a 22.2 mm (7/8″) grip area diameter. Road (“drop”) bars have a 23.8 mm (15/16″) grip area diameter.

What is the best handlebar length for MTB?

As with any trend or reaction to advancement in one aspect of mountain bike design, handlebar width went too far on the spectrum. Moderate your decision a touch and you’ll find the best fit: which is between 750- and 800mm, and certainly not below or beyond that.

What is the standard length of MTB handlebar?

The current trend of handlebars follows these sizes: 600-650 mm in XC 26′ 660-710 mm in XC 29′ 690-740 mm Enduro / All-Mountain.

Do all handlebars fit all stems?

Handlebars come in many shapes and sizes. It is very important that your stem’s handlebar clamp be compatible with your handlebar. Different brands have minor variations to the standard sizes. Typical HB Clamp sizes are 25.4mm (ISO and MTB), 26.0mm (road standard) and 31.8mm (oversized road and MTB).

How do you measure the diameter of a bike stem?

A mountain bike stem, or any stem in particular, is measured from the center of the headset stem to the center of the handlebar.

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