Would you benefit from narrower handlebars?

Narrow bars reduce your frontal area and make you more aero, but are they a practical modification for regular road riders?

Look at a sprinter’s bike in a track race and you’ll notice it has very narrow handlebars. British Cycling and Chris Boardman were among the first to exploit the aerodynamic benefits of narrow bars, and in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics, when the hunt for marginal gains became paramount, standard 42cm bars were swapped for much smaller sub-30cm ones.

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