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.

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  1. Robert Benner on June 27, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    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.

  2. Jesus M. Candelario on June 27, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    :Excellent, excellent vid. Highly specific and detailed. Very informative, very good. Thanks.

  3. Brad Thomas on June 27, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Type of front rack and basket? Pros and Cons of front rack/basket vs. rear with panniers? Thanks!

  4. eskimoquinn1 on June 27, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    What about cruiser bars? So much comfort.

  5. Grant D on June 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    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.

  6. Robert Trageser on June 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    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.

  7. Garrett Meifert on June 27, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    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.

  8. JP Hovi on June 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    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.

  9. Ripstudwell 432 on June 27, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    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!

  10. Patrick on June 27, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    You’re cute

  11. G on June 27, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Nice vid bro.

  12. evan hoopes on June 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    What would you recommend for flat bars?

  13. Blind Back Dupree on June 27, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Is that an aero shopping basket too?

  14. Cameron H on June 27, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    I ride droppers that are super narrow. I’m 6’4 and use 36-34cm ctc handlebars

  15. Lynox Royal on June 27, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    My bike feels too long and hurts my back, what can i do? how do i add brakes to my fixie? waaah

  16. Yates Webb on June 27, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    No love for swept back bars. Would love to hear more! Though I imagine you have another video on the topic ha

  17. Ruben Meza on June 27, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Yo. What basket? For my dog? Please help

  18. XxKurama YTxX on June 27, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I want straight bars cause drops hurt my back and neck

  19. Theodoric Teh on June 27, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    You look quite ugly close up like that

  20. Benjamin Walsh on June 27, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    There is no best handlebars. It is all preference based.

  21. Exotiv on June 27, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    cant do wheelies on drop bars 🤷

  22. Yes Man on June 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    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.

  23. глеб паномарёв on June 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    The simpler – the better

  24. Chucky Bananaz on June 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    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

  25. Scott Fox on June 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    As always, just a great informative piece. I was wondering about Trekking bars or Butterfly bars with even more hand positions to choose from.

  26. Henry Chilton on June 27, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    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!

  27. David Alsh on June 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I have shimano ultegra clipless pedals (came with the bike). Would Odyssey twisted fit? How do I find pedals like that would?

  28. ignacioinder on June 27, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Clear solid bruh

  29. Justin Y. on June 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    i like a short handlebars

  30. Baller on June 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Views on BMX handlebars on one speed bikes? Anyone?

  31. GN on June 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    An I get drop bars on my first bike, in middle age, or should I go flat bar

  32. Tor on June 27, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Compact drops are bad for sprinting

  33. Ghazik on June 27, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    740mm risers 6.6 H is nice

  34. Jl K on June 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Your levers look soooo low

  35. Soph ! on June 27, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I see that you wrap your handlebars (as everyone seems to do)…what do you wrap them with? Is that just for comfort?

  36. Marian R.02 on June 27, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Nice background, sir xD

  37. Slippschitts Hey on June 27, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Brakes are for pussies. I rode a fixie like most other alpha males.

  38. C. S. G on June 27, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    I put SE racing bars and stem on my retrpspec single gear…im luving it!

  39. Northern Irish Trains on June 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Funny thing is that my bike doesent have the Hoods on the drop bars

  40. Huzaifa Arif on June 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    7 :35 yeah i get it but i have big hands shud i still use them ?? If not then wt shud i use ??

  41. Owen Chua on June 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Drops are common on Road Bikes though

  42. intra morph on June 27, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    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…

  43. Richard Dyer on June 27, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    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

  44. Tor on June 27, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    That zipp diagram though

  45. MrStacheeClan on June 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    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

  46. red88alert on June 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Risers > everything else.

  47. z.browning on June 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    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).

  48. T BZ on June 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    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.

  49. m k. on June 27, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    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?

  50. Sterling Archer on June 27, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    6:52 why did his vouce change