Tech Question: We're used to racers on narrow bars - but are they more comfortable, too?

We ask the experts what to look for in determining the optimal handlebar width

Narrow bars in race head on
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Bar width. Whether you're a die-hard road rider, or an avid gravel racer, it's a topic that is sure to start a conversation. 

On the road, we've seen a progression over the last few years towards ever narrower bars, whilst some World Tour riders have been seemingly shrinking their shoulders beyond what we thought was sensical just a decade ago.

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