The verdict is in and wide bars are better, especially when running a short stem. At Chainline we’ve ridden bars of all shapes and sizes and have found that 700-800mm handlebars are the sweet spot for maximum handling and control. And don’t be fooled, wide bars are not just for DHers anymore. Wider bars often help climbing control as well! Try a set on your All Mountain or XC rig and discover just how much fun you can have.