Can I use drop bar on MTB?

Yes, drops can be slapped on any mountain bike, but they shouldn’t. For instance, most MTBs have a geometry with a much longer reach, and generally don’t fit as well with drop bars.

What width drop bars do I need?

The standard fitting advice is to get a handlebar as wide as the measurement between your AC joints. Those are the bumps atop your shoulders where the collarbone attaches just inboard of your deltoid muscle. But many riders prefer a handlebar slightly wider than their shoulders. A wide bar opens the chest.

Are wider drop bars more comfortable?

More comfortable for riders who bend their elbows: Your elbows can articulate inward, not outward, so (relatively) narrow handlebars work great for riders who bend their elbows to absorb shocks and guide their bikes with a light touch. Bars that are too wide can cause shoulder pains for these riders.

How wide should mountain bike handlebars be?

Today, mountain bike handlebars tend to be between 700mm and 800mm in width. As you get progressively wider, and once you head into the mid-700mm range, consider the type of terrain you’re riding.

What angle should drop bars be?

five to ten degrees
On drop handlebars, the ends should angle downward five to ten degrees. This flattens the part of the bar behind the brake levers, turning it into a good and comfortable place to put your hands. Never, ever rotate the bar up, so that the ends aim upward of horizontal.

How high should my handlebars be on my mountain bike?

The old rule of thumb that your handlebars should be level with your seat (at full climbing height) to 3 inches below your seat (at full climbing height) is a great place to start.

Why use bar ends on mountain bike?

Bar ends add stability to the bike while you change the tire, helping prevent the bike from tipping while you work. Bar ends keep cables, hand grips and the handlebars themselves from getting beat up or scratched on rough ground or pavement.

Can drop bars be too wide?

Yes it is possible that you may run into some issues with drop bars being too wide for you. If you are a small person and run really wide bars for example this could cause issues.