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Upright Handlebars

Butterfly "Trekking" handlebars HB003 $22.95 buy button

These upright multi-position handlebars are very popular with European touring cyclists.

They fit standard ISO stems with a 1" (25.4 mm) clamp.

Working diameter of the bars is 7/8" (22.2 mm) so they work with "mountain bike" type brake and shift levers.

  • Width: 56cm
  • Material: Aluminum

    See Tom Deakins's article on these.

  • DESCRIPTION

    Butterfly "Trekking" handlebars in Black HB005 $22.95 buy button

    These are made by a different manufacturer than the above silver bars, but are basically the same.

  • Width: 59cm
  • Material: Aluminum


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    Nitto Aluminum North Road Bars $54.95 buy button

    Japanese version of the classic handlebar used on English 3-speeds.

    The standard 1" diameter clamp area is compatible with most stems, and is heavily knurled to prevent slippage.

    Reach is 50 mm, Drop is -85 mm, the ends of the bars are 125 mm behind the center of the stem. 70 degree grip area, 50 cm width (center-to-center.)


    DESCRIPTION


    Sunlite Aluminium North Road Bars HB1095 $24.95 buy button

    Economy version of the classic handlebar used on English 3-speeds.

    These have a longer straight section (185 mm), making them more compatible with modern brake levers and grips. The standard 1" diameter clamp area is compatible with most stems, and is knurled to prevent slippage.

    DESCRIPTION

    Nitto Albatross Bars

    HB1008 Heat-Treated Alloy $115.95 buy button

    HB1010 Cro-Moly Steel         $79.95 buy button

    Japanese upright handlebar.

    Accepts bar-end shifters.

  • Clamp diamter: 25.4mm
  • Bar diameter: 22.2mm (fits MTB/Flatbar shifters & brake levers)
  • Sweep: 170mm
  • Width: 550mm
  • Rise: 60mm

  • Nitto Albatross


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    Drop ("Road") Handlebars

    Types of drop handlebars:

    Clamp Diameter

    All bars shown here use the ISO standard 1 inch/25.4 mm stem clamp diameter unless marked otherwise.

    There are six clamp diameters for drop handlebars, where they fit into the stem, but only 3 are common:

    Grooves

    "Anatomic" vs Traditional Bends

    Traditional drop bars are gracefully curved, and work quite well for most riders. The Italian company Modolo staged a bit of a marketing coup in the late 1980s with their so-called "Anatomic bend" handlebars. These have sharpish angles instead of gentle curves. Some people like the resulting positions, but many of us prefer the more versatile traditional curved designs.  

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    Sunlite HB403 "Cow Horn" Handlebars Handlebars 25.4 mm clamp $24.95 buy button

    Economy version of "Cow horn" handlebars for time trial bikes, also popular for urban fixed gear use.

    42 mm width.
    Flat, non-polished finish.

    Cow Horn handlebars

    Nitto Handlebar Shims $13.95 buy button

    These beautifully made stainless-steel shims let you use a standard 25.4 mm (1 inch) diameter handlebar in an Italian size (26.0 mm) stem.
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