This bar is similar to our June Bug dirt drop bar, except it uses a 26.0mm center and comes in a narrower width. Nice option to try for adventure touring, trail riding or commuting. 112mm drop. 65mm reach. Grips have a slight flare. Width at lever mounting area: 41cm (53cm size), 45.5cm (56cm size) approx.
- Polished 6061 T6 aluminum
- 53 and 56cm widths (measured center to center at bar ends)
- 26.0mm center
Bike Touring News Love the Portola
The On-One Midge handlebar is a favorite of ours but the Soma Portola (26.0 clamp) and Soma Junebug (31.8 clamp) are even better. A very wide top, shallow reach and drop combined with a wide flair puts the brake levers in the almost perfect ergonomic position. One of the problems with the On-One Midge is that the drops are too short to be useful. These Soma bars have a longer drop section and they work with bar end shifters too! This Portola is similar to the June Bug dirt drop bar, except it uses a 26.0mm center and comes in two widths. For road or off road touring it is hard to beat the comfort of these handlebars.
Portola on a custom Cross Bike
...My favorite feature, though, is the wonderfully ergonomic Soma Portola handlebar. This bar feels natural and comfortable in all six hand positions. It is similar to my long-time favorite GB Tourist Bend, but 13cm wider and more flared on the drops. The 1985-vintage NOS Dia-Compe compact brake levers are perfect on the tight bend, and the VO elk hide leather cover provides a non-slip grip without feeling sticky...http://twofootartist.com/bikes-and-biking-2013/