Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Mexico (Central Kalifornia)
Cruiser Handlebar Dimensions
I saw the post "Cheap alternative to Nitto Bosco bar?" and it reminded me of when I was trying to figure out which bar to go with when I was about to Cruiserfy an old MTB/Comfort bike.
I don't know if this will help anyone, but it sure would have helped me a few years ago. The Reach dimension, how far the bar comes back towards you is really good to know. I listed grip length in case you were considering the feasibility of grip shifters, brake levers, bells etc...
Measurements are made with the top of the grip area being perfectly level and parallel to the ground, with no "rake" or typical "up-tilt".
Measurements are maximum dimensions
. eg, Rise or "Up" is from the lowest part of your clamp area (in the center of the bar), to the top of the grip area, not a center-line, or an extended estimated line or anything like that.
I made the measurements by inverting the bar, laying it into a square jig and measuring with an adjustable square.
Last edited by 1FJEF; 12-07-13 at 11:13 PM.