Sparrow Bar 490/520/560

The Sparrow is a touring/townie bar. The 490mm version is more agile for squeezing through traffic than other townie/MTB bars. The 520mm is still narrow, but with a grip area that fits levers and shifters. The 560mm size is better for climbing and single-speeders. Try all the sizes on a single-speed or fixie. Can be used flipped to be used as a riser bar or down for a less upright position.

- Shotpeened Tange Aluminum
- Widths: 560 mm, 520mm or 490mm
- Silver or Black
- 25.4 mm clamp diameter
- 50mm drop/rise
- 22.2mm grip diameter, 20.0mm inside diameter at ends to allow use of pursuit levers.
- Weight 245g


Sparrow Bar 490/520/560

  • What grips/levers are these handlebars compatible with?

    Compatible with MTB grips and shifters (road brake levers, e.g. Shimano STI will not work). The bar ends are designed to fit Soma pursuit levers or bar end shifters, which is recommended since its narrowness prevents it from fitting side-by-side shifters and brake levers unless you trim the grips.
    Fits 3-speed Sturmey Archers great.

Sparrow Bar 490/520/560

  • Kyler's Review for Fairmount Cycles

    “I installed the Sparrow bars in the positive rise position (so the logo is upside down) and think they’re great for getting around town. Only one hand position, but it’s the one I want for city riding. Relaxed, but not too relaxed, with the hand position spept back just a bit from the end of the stem and with great brake lever accessibility. For longer road rides I would consider the negative rise position (my touring partner has them installed this way on her touring bike and they look and feel awesome). (Replaced a V.O. Montmarte)”

    K.G., Philly, PA

  • Sparrow for Long Distance Touring

    “The Sparrows get a lot, A LOT, of attention and a few emails off my blog about them. I love them and everyone I've let ride her...loves them too. No more back problems and less finger numbing. ”

    E.M., Shanghai, China