Tumbleweed Bicycle Co, makers of those slick Prospector Rohloff touring bikes (with 27.5×3.8” clearance), as well as those slick unobtainable rear racks, and super-wide Persuader bars, is having a pre-order today for all the above, starting at 9am PST, so be sure you tune in to put an order down…
There is no shortage of bar choices out there but one manufacturer rules the list. NITTO makes some of the best bars in the world and for their latest release, Ride Farr worked with NITTO to make the Supa-Moto Riser Bars from 2014 alloy.
Inspired by Flat Tracker bikes and the current trend of Klunker and Cruiser builds.
-Retro styled riser handlebar with 32mm rise and wider center section
-Updated 31.8 bar diameter so can be used with modern MTB stems
-Reasonably wide at 780mm so can also be used on Trail and XCO style builds
-Some extra bend on the ends for more comfort – these are 16 degree sweep!
-Added center width allows space for bags and accessories
-Ideal for bikepacking / touring / trail use – they’re damn comfy for sure.
-Weight : 395g ( 780mm length uncut )
Pre-order price is $95 with delivery in December at Ride Farr.
Whisky rolled out two new models of handlebars that surprised us! The Milhouse is a 825mm with carbon, moto-inspired bar with 8º upsweep, 16º backsweep, and the Winston is a 600mm wide carbon mustache bar with 73º backsweep. I’d say those bars fit right in within the Whisky lineup. What other bar shapes would you want to see?
Both of these bars are in stock now, so head to your local shop for ordering.
Want a riser bar with a classic cross-brace but also want your bike to weigh less? Enter the Light Bar.
These carbon bars have a 31.8 Clamp. 2.5” of rise, 827mm wide, and 12º of backsweep. That’s a bit less rise and sweep than Moné’s Oddmone, so if you have a similar bar, you can swap the Light Bar in for a some added comfort and less weight.
Moné is making these bars, no question about it but tooling is expensive, so they’re doing a pre-sale to help kick the Light Bar into production. In exchange for your patience, you’ll get wholesale pricing ($239) for a limited time. Presale runs until Saturday, Oct. 24th. The first 30 Light Bar sales will be fast-tracked so you’ll get your bars even sooner.
Head to Moné Bikes to order.
Redshift has made a name for themselves by listening to what consumers want with their gravel bikes and the latest from the brand embodies that. The Kitchen Sink Handlebar comes in widths from 44cm up to 50cm and is designed to make your off-road experience as comfortable as posttible. Aiding in this is an option for an 150mm aerodynamic loop extension and options for their ergonomic Cruise Control Grip System.
-20mm RISE means less pressure on the hands and a broad range of fit options.
-7° SWEEP means the bar is positioned where your hands want to be, whether your on the flats, the hoods or the drops.
-25° FLARE on a compact drop means a stable, aerodymanic drop position that is actually comfortable enough to use.
-Optional endurance loop adds an alternative aerodynamic riding position and a perfect spot for gear storage and mounting accessories.
-Shipping in December
Head to Redshift to see more!
Meet the new Masterpiece C seatpost ($274.95), and carbon fiber Gravel Bar ($249.95). Both utilize a satin finish, Toray lay up, and Nano Epoxy Resin for high impact resistance. The Masterpiece C post uses Ti hardware and Thomson’s no hassle, trusty alloy clamp.
Thomson’s new Gravel bar features internal routing, 25º flare in both 44 and 46cm widths.
From XC racing, with a -25º rise and slight backsweep, all the way to an integrated cockpit DH bar, those funky Syncros bars John has on his Starling Murmur have an entirely re-designed family lineup. Our pick is the HIXON IC 1.0 RISE. 800mm wide, 40mm or 50mm stem length. Check out the entire lineup at Syncros.
Sim Works has taken three of their most popular bar shapes and gave them a 31.8 clamp diameter and a blackened, ‘stealth’ coating. The Getaround Stealth Bar, Fun 3 Stealth Bar, and Little Nick Stealth Bar are now in stock at Sim Works USA!
It’s no secret that we love earth tone themes over here at the Radavist. Which is why we’ve taken a liking to Cerakote, the durable and thin coating – .5 mil thick! – that is baked on like a powder but at lower temperatures. John’s Sklar’s finish is Cerakote and we’re seeing more and more integration with frames but very few component applications. That’s why this Rodeo Labs project caught our eye. They went extra dirty with this one with the Elite Earth color on everything, including their Rodeo 2.0 rims. Check out more photos below!
South Africa’s Ride FARR has two new products to their ever-expanding catalog. The 265g Clip-On Arm Rest Kit and Aero Bar Bag, both will be in stock this June. The Aero Bag fits on their Aero Gravel and Aero MTB bars and takes advantage of extra real estate on your bike’s cockpit.
Clip-On Arm Rest Kit:
-Lightweight, Modular Design
-Vertical and Horizontal Adjustment
-CNC Machined Alloy 6061 Clamps and Brackets
-Nylon Injected / Glass Fiber Ergo Arm Rest Cups
-48-Hole Bolt Pattern for Maximum Adjustability
-10mm EVA Foam Pads
-Durable 500D Cordura Material
-Easy fitment via double-sided velcro straps
-Custom designed to maximize space in the front extension
-Unique Aero Shape to compliment the styling of your bike
-Inner Mesh Compartment to prevent heavier items from moving around during
-Top Cover with Zipper Pocket with Stem Bungee Cord for Secure Closure
-Underside Bungee Cord for added carrying potential
-Made in USA
See more at Ride FARR.
Is wider better? I’d say so! While mountain bikes have embraced the wider bar trend, there’s still a lot of resistance to wider bars on drop bar bikes. Part of that is it costs a lot to try it out. Well, with the rising popularity of wider drop bars, more and more companies are throwing their caps in the ring with the latest being PNW Components and their Coast handlebar and stem. These affordable bars offer up a new riding position for that old familiar gravel or cross bike in your stable. They come in a silver finish and are in stock now, in two widths – 480mm and 520mm – at PNW Components.
-65mm Reach – Works with shallow drop and exaggerated flare to make switching body position an ease
-105mm Drop – Shallow Drop for when aero isn’t everything and comfort is
-20° Flare – Combo of shallow drop and 20° flare provides more wrist comfort while moving back and forth between grips and hoods
If you’re looking to build up an all-silver road, all-road, or gravel build but have been struggling finding silver bars in a shape that you like, well, look no further. Salsa’s two most popular bars, the Cowchipper and Cowbell, are now available in silver. Head to your local dealer to check a pair out in person!
With an overall width of 750mm the Curve Cycling Walmer drop bar is the widest in the world. Luckily for those of us that don’t want to go that wide, there are other widths as well.
The Walmer is available in 46 , 50 , 55 , 60cm widths (at the hoods), with overall widths coming in at 61, 65, 70, 75cm. With a reach of 60mm, 110mm of drop, 29º flare, and 7º sweep, they have a great shape, perfect for touring or dirt roads.
These bars have been vetted by Curve’s team of experienced ultra-endurance athletes and are in stock now at Curve Cycling for $189AUD.
Handlebar designs are all the rage these days but what do you think of the Oyster Bar? I’ve never seen anything like it! Check it out on Kickstarter.
Tumbleweed Bikes has been working on a new handlebar, the Persuader, to fit everything from their touring bike, the Prospector, to a trail MTB and beyond. We got an advanced look at the bar, which is due out later this fall…
When it comes to noodles, people love ramen, but the noodle of choice for the Sim Works team in Nagoya, Japan are soba noodles. Thus inspiring the So Bar noodle bar. These 26.0 clamp bars are perfect for randonneuring, touring, or commuter bikes, offering many hand positions, with the overall width measuring in at 50cm and 49cm at the hoods. These bares have a 4° flare, are made in Japan by Nitto, and in stock now at Sim Works.
Perhaps you’re in the market for a new cockpit on your touring, townie, mountain, or whatever bike. Or you saw some bars you liked on Instagram and asked “what bars?” This new website is for you. WhatBars.com is an internet database that compares the sweep, rise, and flare of various handlebars, allowing you to overlay and compare the designs, making it easy to choose the right bar for your whatever bike. See more at WhatBars.com.
For those of you looking into swapping out your drop bars for something new, Whisky Parts Co’s new offerings might be of interest to you. The new No.7 aluminum and No.9 carbon bars come in a variety of shapes, thanks to the 6, 12, and 24º flair options, as well as widths up to 46cm. With the two material options, there’s something for any build, so head to Whisky to check out the details and your local dealer for ordering.