How Wide Should Your Mountain Bike Handlebars Be? GMBN's Guide To Bar Width

Published on May 7th 2015


What width bars should I get for my MTB? It's a question we hear all the time! There's several factors to think of when choosing a new bar, width, rise, roll, style and a huge amount of personal preference! So here's our guide to handlebar width for mountain bikers. Click here to subscribe to GMBN:; Handlebar width affects how your bike handles and feels out on the trail. If you're a downhiller, you might want to consider going wide; possibly up to 800mm. Even XC riders are going wide now - some up to 700mm. In this video, Marc and Neil run through how to work out your ideal bar width and how your riding style might affect the bars that you run. Music: Cassette Jam - Never Going Home (Audiojack Acid Dub): Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: