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Note for reader: "fat" in this context refers to having abnormally wide tires on the bicycle for riding in snow and sand and has nothing to do with the rider's physique. Handlebar widths in excess of 700mm are nothing unusual on modern off-road bicycles. Heck, even the most budget-friendly hardtails (usually with older or more traditional design) ...


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I don't own wide bars, but on some bikes I ride, a narrower hand position feels faster and is also good for a headwind. Downside it is more upper-arm required to steer in a narrow hand position, so you're putting more effort in to manoever. Thus its good for long straights. Conversely a wider position is better when you're tired, or going fast, or need ...


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I've got to go with MaplePanda on this one. Manufacturers have changed, i.e., evolved, their thinking on sizing. It's starting to resemble putting 10 religious scholars in a locked room, to get 12 opinions in the end. The real problem here is the difficulty posed for consumers by the non-conformity in bike sizing among manufacturers. Now, it's not just a ...


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I don't believe frames are sized to suit a certain height. On modern bikes, the only measurements of significance regarding fit are the reach and stack (everything else is either a product of these two factors or affects handling, not fit). The height recommendations are really just a guideline for one to follow until they have a good idea of what reach and ...


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Your hypothesis is incorrect. It's especially incorrect on frames with 2cm between different model sizes, but I'd say it's also incorrect on frames with even 4cm between sizes. Here's why. Today, bike frames usually have a sloping top tube. It means if you choose a reasonable frame size (not necessarily perfect as perfect may be unavailable due to you being ...


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It isn’t possible to resize a bike like this. You would be talking about removing each individual tube, cutting it down to size, and then rejoining them. We would be talking about all the tubes, not just one. You don’t know how much to remove. You don’t know how to rejoin the tubes. You would basically be destroying the bike to rebuild it even if you knew ...


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