We went a bit wild with the Left Bank handlebar's design. It is a full 49cm wide, 7cm wider than a traditional French bar, but still narrower that many British/American-style bars. The grips flare outward a bit to appeal to the less restrained cyclist. Given its radical nature it can only be named the Left Bank handlebar, after that section of Paris, the Latin Quarter on the left bank of the Seine, that was historically populated by students and leftist philosophers. The stem clamp diameter is 25.4mm and are bulged, rather than sleeved, so they will not squeak. Polished alloy. Reach is about 18cm. These bars are available in two tubing diameters, 23.8mm road sized and 22.2mm mountain-bike- sized (clamp area is 25.4mm on both): 22.2mm (MTB-size) bars accept MTB brake levers and clamp-on shifters. They do not work with bar-end shifters. The only inverse levers that work are Dia Compe levers in the 22.2mm size. 23.8mm (road-size) bars accept standard inverse brake levers, standard bar-end shifters, and 23.8mm city brake levers. In short, anything made for road bars fits. They do not accept MTB levers or shifters.
Chris has owned a much-loved ancient Italian city bike handlebar for many years. It's a little like our Milan bar, but with zero rise. We've long wanted a similar bar, but with slightly longer grips. It's finally here and called the Postino bar after a wonderful Italian film. The Postino bar is ideal for those who like a slightly forward position and those who like to ride fast. Like the Milan bar it's ideal for converting old racing bikes for urban use. 22.2mm diameter accepts standard mountain bike and city bike controls. 57cm wide, zero rise. 25.4mm stem clamp area.
Surly's Open Bar Handlebar is the go-to option for a good time. It features lots of space for grips, shifters, brake levers, or any combination of the a fore mentioned. The swept-back angle is comfortable for your wrists, and the stout chromoly construction is durable yet compliant. It's at home on bike paths or neighborhood cruises, and at an ominous 666mm, it's even wide enough to tackle some singletrack.
Handlebar Booties - Making Winter Riding More Enjoyable! Say goodbye to big bulky gloves that are cumbersome and might get lost halfway through the winter and say HELLO! To Handlebar Booties. Handlebar Booties fit over your straight or slightly curved handlebars, brakes, shifters and cables and provide a warm dry place for your hands. Not designed for drop handlebars. Water resistant canvas outer shell with a fleece-lined interior.
Otherwise known as Butterfly bars these handlebars offer many different hand positions for the dedicated rider. Originally designed for long distance touring duty where multiple grip locations allowed riders to rest their hands it's versatility has seen the style move into commuting and general riding circles.
We call this the Milan bar because it's a great bar for converting old Italian racing frames with a short top tube. Actually it's great for converting any frame with a short top tube into a city bike. Folks who like a more aggressive position on a city bike will like it too. The width is about 57cm; reach is 11cm; there is around 25mm (one inch) of rise; the grips sweep back about 35-degrees; the bulge is 25.4mm; and the grip area is about 17cm long. The material is polished aluminum alloy. Milan bars work with regular MTB (22.2mm) grips, brakes, shifters, etc, but not inverse levers or bar-ends.
Keep your head up and eyes on the road with our most casual and upright handlebar. The Alterra's ergonomic bends and gentle upward sweep let you cruise through town at your own pace and is the ideal city bar.
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