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12/10/2015 6:36 AM

my bars are 29 width and Ima cut them to 26 or 25 cause I wanna bar spin and make it easier cause the bars hit me every time I try,what's your length and what's the biggest width of bars you ever bar spinned?

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12/10/2015 6:50 AM

What's a good way to cut bars nice and even?

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12/10/2015 8:33 AM

Hack saw or a pipe cutter

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12/10/2015 9:21 AM

I like mine about 27ish. Haven't done a barspin in a good few years though. Measure twice, cut once. I usually cut one side, then mark it up against the other side to make sure it's even.
^pipe cutters are a lot more accurate

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12/10/2015 9:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/10/2015 8:19 PM

25-27 is the perfect bar width imo. 28 is okay too. Mine are 29 I've just been too lazy to cut them. I've rode everthing from about 20-31 wide.

edit: I just went back to my old 22/23" wide bars. feels so much better.

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12/10/2015 11:01 AM

Animal Big Fours are the first bars i've had that i haven't cut and they're 28" wide. normally i prefer around the 26-27" width though. i'm also only 5'7" and don't have huge shoulders plus i don't barspin.
wrap the end of your bar with masking tape to be sure the line you're cutting is straight. also a small round metal file for the inside. the jagged edge can make barend insertion difficult.

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12/11/2015 6:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/11/2015 6:43 AM

I would start the cut with a hand hacksaw until I got the goove set. Then finish it up with a recip saw. Maybe sand the finish off so that the blade doesnt slip all over the place. But again, that was back when everything was chrome.....

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12/11/2015 7:02 AM

my bars were 28.5 and I measured a half inch off both sides and then used a pipe cutter then used some sand paper to smooth it out so its not so sharp. my bars are 27.5 now it really took some getting usto but I love it now I hated it at first haha I really wouldn't go smaller than 26 tho I would go as small as 27 that's it, otherwise it might feel to narrow then you just ruined your bars. my 27.5 width don't hit my knees anymore its perfect.

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12/11/2015 10:54 AM

I'm used to ride a 29" bar, and I use all the width of it (some people ride 30" and put their hands like on a 27"').
Especially on manuals, if I put my hands with one inch of bar each side (as if I was riding a 27") I feel bad and I cannot balance them properly; it's also "harder" (let's saying "different") to pull the bike for hop 3's and the steering is alot less precise which can be really bad for bowl / trail (this is why moutain bikers use superwide bars : to turn the front wheel 15° (for example) you do a way larger arm move with a 31" than a 27")

So a shorter width can help for barspins, but don't cut it only for them.
The right hand positioning is how you put them on grips without thinking about it.
I think you should learn barspins, and then, cut your bar to make them more comfy, or if you decide to cut it now, go step by step with an half-inch less per side, and you'll cut it again if it's still too wide, because if you cut down your 29" to 26" and, is finally too short, you'll be fucked up.
It will may feel good for barspins, but if it feels shit for anything else... it don't worth the deal.

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12/11/2015 6:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/11/2015 6:26 PM

28 is perfect for bars. All I got to say haha

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12/12/2015 4:09 AM

Ive got a 30. Couldn't get myself to cut it... Lame, huh?

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It doesn't matter where a train goes. It's decidin' to get on that does.

12/12/2015 6:10 AM

If you want to make sure you have a good clean and straight cut, then go and get a little pipe cutter such as these...http://m.homedepot.com/p/HDX-Junior-Tube-Cutter-HDX003/204218579

You can also use a hacksaw like some have suggested, but if you're a total rookie you'll get a fucked up cut and probably not even on both sides.

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12/12/2015 6:29 AM

A hacksaw is great on softened steel, but if you are going to cut hardened chromoly, then better get a fresh, diamond edge blade, cause you are going to cut it SLOW!

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It doesn't matter where a train goes. It's decidin' to get on that does.

12/14/2015 5:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/14/2015 5:16 AM

cut them 1/2 inch each side with a pipe cutter

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