Highway 1 Bar
Road bar with a round compact bend and shallow drop. Shape makes it easy to get into a natural position in the drops and brake levers are within easy reach.
- 6061-T6 aluminum
- Drop: 130mm
- Reach: 75mm
- 26.0 or 31.8mm center
- Single groove
- Black or silver polished finish
- 38cm to 46cm (measured center-to-center)
Highway 1 Bar
This was one of the only options for a short reach shallow drop bar in a modern compact curve with a 26.0 clamp diameter. Offers a more versatile/usable drop position for a regular person kind of rider and looks great on a classically styled steel road frame with a quill stem without needing to go to a goofy threadless adapter. If I were to want any changes it would be a flatter top section and a 38cm option for my narrow shouldered lady friend.
Nizle, City, From Jenson's
I've got the Hwy One on my RB1 with TRP RRL brake levers and I love the setup. The TRP levers have extended hoods like found on most integrated shift/brake levers. It's a great benefit on these bars as the ramps are very short. I like all positions on the hwy ones, but find the hooks in particular super comfy.
Acoffin, City, From Bike Forums
The Soma Highway one are excellent bars and I bought a pair because they had the criteria I was looking for shallow drop short reach 26.0 bar clamp (I think they might have OS too?) silver color (I think they come in black too?) flat ramps for a smooth transition to my Cane Creek SCR 5 brake levers
Camilo, , From Bike Forums
Nice handlebar. Pretty finish.
Classic looking finish with modern dimensions. Nice to find a bar with short reach and shallow drop that will accomodate 31.8 stems. If you favor a classic look then this should definitely be a consideration.
Pros: Good quality, finish and nice price. Also nice to have a modern shaped bar with a silver finish.
Cons: None really.
Rod C., ,
Great For Small Hands and even Kids
These bars are perfect for kids(9 up) hands. A lot of 24 inch wheel road bikes come with narrow bar but the reach & drop are too big & make reaching the brake/gear levers difficult. These bars bring the levers closer & with some brake lever shims make operating the brakes much easier. Also well made, light & cheap at £35.
Kingo, , UK
From SJS Cycles customer
I've been looking for a compact 26mm bar for a while. Tried a couple of short reach Nitto bars but this is easily the most comfortable, every part of the bar falls readily to hand including drops. At this relatively low price, finish is maybe not quite up to Nitto standard, but the bit you see is nicely chromed so looks great when taped up. Pleasantly surprised and would fully recommend if you want something with modern road bike feel but retro looks.
Math, , UK
Soma HwyOne on Darth Rivendell
The Shimano STI controls were too far away on the Nitto Noodle bar, so a shiny new Soma Hwy One bar brings them back.
This 26.0mm compact bar in silver is just the thing for classic bikes with integrated controls. And the finish is beautiful - it's remarkably similar to the Nitto Pearl stem.
This bar is perfect!
Ed B., ,