Trends are a funny thing. It used to be everyone ran skinny bars, then all the sudden wide bars were all the rage. While wider bars offer obvious benefits, some riders went too far. Rather than using a bar that’s proportional to their shoulder width, many went even wider. These days, it appears the pendulum has swung back and settled somewhere in the middle. To investigate, Enduro World Series presenter Ric McLaughlin headed to the pits at the last round of the EWS to talk with riders. The majority of pros were in the 750mm-780mm range. And many such as Yoann Barelli and Jesse Melamed had previously run wider setups, but have lopped their bars down this season.
What handlebar width are you running and why?