Summary:While on the surface everyone can handle a different length of handlebars, the wrong handlebar length can mess up your r...
While on the surface everyone can handle a different length of handlebar
s, the wrong handlebar length can mess up your riding experience and your body. Unless you have your own custom length, handlebar length often depends on trends, models, manufacturer specifications, and many other factors. People expect a wider handlebar on a car to look cooler. Following the trend, bicycle manufacturers also come standard with longer handlebars in the hope of getting better sales.
But in fact, a handlebar that is too wide will make you lose a reasonable range of physical motion, making it difficult to descend steep slopes or turn sharp corners; lose the power applied to the handlebars and cannot handle emergencies well; rely too much on the strength of the arms and shoulders , prone to fatigue; increased risk of shoulder injury;
If the handlebars are not suitable for you, it can be difficult to reach your potential, and it can lead to physical injury. If you haven't noticed this yet, it's just that you're young.
The key to the illusion that the handlebars are wider is the position of the elbows. When the rider is passing obstacles and crossing rocks, the upper arms are slightly rotated outward, the elbows are slightly lowered, and the shoulder blades sink back. This action will make people feel The misconception that riders always need to be wide.
When you break down this movement, it's necessary to combat rough terrain, stabilize shoulder musculature, and improve and respond to range of motion in off-road descents. In most cases, your elbows should be nearly level with the handlebars, directly acting on the hand control, and the width of the elbows and the width of the handlebars should be roughly the same.