Bar and stem length

I can remember the advice I read when I first started riding regarding bar width. I read that bars should be about the same width as the riders’ shoulders. At the time that put me with bars that were about 21" wide. My bars on my Norco Shinobi measures 29" and there are wider bars available. The trails were built a bit narrower as well by times.

Here’s a short article on current handlebar and stem length http://www.bikemag.com/blog/friday-five-bar-width-and-stem-length/

Ha ha, I remember the same ‘rule’ about bar width, I used to ride 17" bars with a 150mm stem. Nowadays I’m on 26" bars with a 90mm stem.