6061-T6 polished aluminum handlebar that is similar to the Torrington North Road. Compatible with MTB-style levers and grips. Now compatible with bar end shifters.
- 6061-T6 aluminum
- Width: 540mm
- Rise: 52mm
- 25.4mm center
- Sweeps back about 155mm
- Compatible with bar end shifters and MTB style levers
- Polished silver or polished black
Pretty bars work best with very long stem
Use these and long mtb stem on an older road bike to offer two good riding positions: hands on grips, and hands on forward bends. Later position mimicks hands on brake lever tops with traditional drop bars. Drop bars are hard to beat for comfort, but these are nice and different looking. A long 135 mm stem helps smooth out sensitive steering and gives good rider fit.
Old School Style, Old School perfect ergonomics
The handlebars on my newly purchased Breezer 8-Speed Commuter/Cruiser bike became ergonomically uncomfortable for me. Remembering my old Raleigh and doing some research, I realized I had this handlebar many years ago and decided to modified my new Uptown-8 Breezer w/ this handlebar type. This handlebar has a more natural grip position ergonomically vs. mountain bike style handlebars. It worked out beautifully -- I got a more upright riding posture, my hand/wrists have a more natural/ergonomic feel and gave my bike an added retro-look.