Which Handlebars Are Right for You? | Handlebar Guide
Which Handlebars Are Right for You? | Handlebar Guide
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Having the right handlebars for your style of riding is key for getting comfortable on your bike enjoying your bike to the fullest. Between riser bars, bullhorns/pursuit bars, and drop bars, find out which handlebars are right for you.
Easton Monkey Riser Bars
Fyxation Rodeo Pursuit Ba
Soma HWY 1 Compact Drop Bars
Shims (all sizes)
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Drop bars suck unless you do nothing but race. Flats and risers are the only way to go for city riding. Proper fit and you will have no issue with wrist pain with flats or risers.
:Excellent, excellent vid. Highly specific and detailed. Very informative, very good. Thanks.
Type of front rack and basket? Pros and Cons of front rack/basket vs. rear with panniers? Thanks!
What about cruiser bars? So much comfort.
I have always believed that bars are the one Bike mod that will change how your bike looks and performs the most. Plus if you go to a Bike Co-op you can get bars for really cheap and it will make a big difference.
I use Nitto Dirt Drops RM013. 52cm wide. I ride a fixed ‘cross bike on technical mtb trails. I like the extra leverage both in and out of the saddle. Space for extra hand positions and a handlebar bag are nice as well. If you ever consider riding drop bars in the dirt or just want to be more comfortable on long rides, get your h’bars at or above the level of your saddle. It makes a huge difference in comfort and handling the bike in rougher conditions.
Get too narrow over too wide for drop bars. If your bars are too wide the your wrists rotate in and you get hand numbness and tingling.
If you include the "corner" position on the drop bars, I would say grabbing the end of a straight bar counts as well, giving the wrists a more comfortable position. Really not a good grip when the sh*t hits the fan, but on an open road a quite nice position to cruise around.
I love love love my bmx handlebars and gooseneck on my mtb. I tried other flatbars with different angles, but I feel bmx look very good and ride awesome. I ride all day like I could when I was a kid. Looks like a bmx on steroids. They look very aggressive especially riding crazy FAST! I don’t feel the jolting from the uneven pavement on my hands, wrist and shoulders. All of that is on my suspension seat post, cushioned padded seats and standard suspension front forks and 2 inch tires, Feels like a soft tail frame. My hands up to my shoulders are relaxed and so is my rear end. Aero dynamics? I can reach well beyond 20mph with my 500w bafang motor w peddle assist. It’s pure peddle assist by choice. Even without the motor, I feel it’s a big upgrade over a flatbar with my upright position. My legs have more weight to push the pedals. Making my bike feel lighter. I Love all my bmx-mtb bikes, motorized or not!
Nice vid bro.
What would you recommend for flat bars?
Is that an aero shopping basket too?
I ride droppers that are super narrow. I’m 6’4 and use 36-34cm ctc handlebars
My bike feels too long and hurts my back, what can i do? how do i add brakes to my fixie? waaah
No love for swept back bars. Would love to hear more! Though I imagine you have another video on the topic ha
Yo. What basket? For my dog? Please help
I want straight bars cause drops hurt my back and neck
You look quite ugly close up like that
There is no best handlebars. It is all preference based.
cant do wheelies on drop bars 🤷
I just learned how to ride a bike, and after an hour of pedaling with a riser bar, I got some minor cyclists palsy. Still not 100% 4 days later, but slowly getting there.
The simpler – the better
Those fyxation rodeo bars are what I’m looking for but, does anybody know if I can throw triggers and mtb brake levers on them? Have an argon cross bike I want to take the drops off of
As always, just a great informative piece. I was wondering about Trekking bars or Butterfly bars with even more hand positions to choose from.
Love my nitto moustache bars. My 86 Schwinn is heavy as is but with my added Wald double rear cage it handles like a truck. Drop bars where not giving me the turning radius I needed and flats where not comfortable. Moustache bars just gave me the turning and comfort I needed, and they look awesome!
I have shimano ultegra clipless pedals (came with the bike). Would Odyssey twisted fit? How do I find pedals like that would?
Clear solid bruh
i like a short handlebars
Views on BMX handlebars on one speed bikes? Anyone?
An I get drop bars on my first bike, in middle age, or should I go flat bar
Compact drops are bad for sprinting
740mm risers 6.6 H is nice
Your levers look soooo low
I see that you wrap your handlebars (as everyone seems to do)…what do you wrap them with? Is that just for comfort?
Nice background, sir xD
Brakes are for pussies. I rode a fixie like most other alpha males.
I put SE racing bars and stem on my retrpspec single gear…im luving it!
Funny thing is that my bike doesent have the Hoods on the drop bars
7 :35 yeah i get it but i have big hands shud i still use them ?? If not then wt shud i use ??
Drops are common on Road Bikes though
I have a Gary Fisher 29er and you can’t put road bike handlebars on that bike… they will have to be either risers or flat…
I find the standard drops on my Specialized Diverge gravel bike uncomforatble. There are three reasons for this: 1) With hands in the drops the curved shape of the bar below the brakes does not fit into the palm of my hand resulting in too much pressure on the sides of may palms. 2) Again in the drop position and with straight arms, the bend in the bar just behind the hoods is too close to my forearm. 3) I have wide shoulders and the standard bars are too narrow for me. It’s for this reason I’m considering buying some flared drops e.g. Ritchey Comp – Venturemax Road Bars https://ebay.us/Sq9hHf or Genetic Digest road handlebars black https://ebay.us/xHcqvj
That zipp diagram though
I have a cannondale caad 10 speed and I wanted to know if I can put a basket in the front and back??please answering me back I want to do ubereats soon
Risers > everything else.
Coming from a roadie aesthetic – riser bars are anathema. Get some drops, and slam that stem! Bullhorns are only there if you’re going to put aerobars on top of them and do some time-trialing. What’s the deal with the 0-spacers, mega-rise stem, and basket on that purple bike? Somebody’s a little "curious". Also compact drops are nonsense if you’re planning on using brakes. I don’t know about you, but my fingers aren’t eight inches long. Ergo drops give you a comfy position to hold, but you need long fingers to reach your hoods, and traditional drops make it much more comfortable. Traditional drops are the way to go if you’re planning on running brakes (which you should).
The best bike is the one that gets ridden and everybody has to start somewhere. If nothing else it got you into cycling so it served a purpose.
If I buy a riser bar do I have to put on you gear shifters? Because my current bar has dropped bars with hoods but I’m thinking about putting a riser. So do I need to buy new gear shifters?
6:52 why did his vouce change