The long and short of bicycle handlebar woes

New rules restricting handlebar widths to 70cm have upset some mountain bikers, who say wider handlebars provide more stability and control when riding off road.
New rules restricting handlebar widths to 70cm have upset some mountain bikers, who say wider handlebars provide more stability and control when riding off road.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Mountain bikers call for review of handlebar width curbs meant to protect pedestrians

Size does matter for mountain bikers, who have been left frustrated by new rules restricting handlebar widths to 70cm.

The rules are aimed at making footpaths safer for pedestrians.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 12, 2018, with the headline 'The long and short of handlebar woes'. Print Edition | Subscribe