As some of you already know, I'm putting together a trekking bike. It is mostly to commute where the usual route will be 15km: up to 10km on paved roads and the rest unpaved, including a highway construction site and woods. I also want to be able to take it bikepacking to Bieszczady, the Polish low mountains.
I actually put it together yesterday, and it works pretty great. The frame might've been a bit smaller, but it is quite comfortable.
My friend, who assembled like a hundred bikes so far, says my handlebar is a bit too long for me. He has seen me ride it and still thinks so. I don't have any comparison, but for me it is really comfortable as it is, without shortening it. But cutting is irreversible, so I am reluctant.
How to tell if I really really need a shorter handlebar?
I'm 194cm tall and 115kg. My shoulders are about 55cm wide, and my handlebar with grips is 65cm wide.