I'm one who enjoys throwing dirt in virtually any type of setting, however, the more time I spend in a wooded setting, the more consideration I give to the idea of chopping about an inch off of each end of my handle bars. Obviously this is not a revolutionary idea, but I have spend an embarrassing amount of time pondering both the pro's and con's of such an action (don't laugh, this is how I cope with my workday). Shortening the bar width would (hopefully) make some of those tight squeezes between trees a little more manageable at speed, however, with a narrower width would obviously come less leverage, if even a negligible amount. In addition, some over anxious hacksaw action could create a situation where aluminum hand guards become impossible to (re)install. I just though it would be interesting to obtain some first hand testimonials of bar chopping projects gone both good and bad.