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    60cm handlebars/ trek or bullhorn: Any suggestions ?

    Its bike season again and last year I made all my biking and purchasing mistakes. This year I bought a new bike that had everything perfect except the handlebars. Figured it wouldn't be an issue. All I'm seeing is 40-42cm handlebars. I have another bike those those dimensions and I hate it. I'm currently looking for a 60cm butterfly or bullhorn handlebars, any suggestions ?

    Edit: Not sure how pixs would help. I said I'm looking for 60cm handlebars, trek or bullhorn would work. I'm just giving the backstory so you know why. But I guess here goes.

    Both handlebars pictured below are 57-60cm

    This is what I had prior. I loved it minus the fact I'd torque on the extenders going up hills and they'd move. I want to find a 1 piece handlebar of this or butterfly handle that is roughly the same placement.



    This is what I currently have and want to replace

    Last edited by SetLaw; 06-01-14 at 05:22 PM.

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    I think I'd go for the Butterfly on that one...
    Last edited by WestPablo; 06-01-14 at 06:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SetLaw View Post
    Its bike season again and last year I made all my biking and purchasing mistakes. This year I bought a new bike that had everything perfect except the handlebars. Figured it wouldn't be an issue. All I'm seeing is 40-42cm handlebars. I have another bike those those dimensions and I hate it. I'm currently looking for a 60cm butterfly or bullhorn handlebars, any suggestions ?
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    I work 60h in maine from jan to almost may. In may it was still 45F some days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SetLaw View Post
    I work 60h in maine from jan to almost may. In may it was still 45F some days.
    Fortunately, TransitBiker's bicycling season begins Jan 1st and ends Dec 31st, each year!

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    I've been using trekking/butterfly handlebars for a little over two years. They're kind of freaky looking but they're great.

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    Google "Bosco Bars." They were designed to provide more usable positions than trekking bars. The come in a 58cm size that I use on two bikes now and just love 'em.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric S. View Post
    I've been using trekking/butterfly handlebars for a little over two years. They're kind of freaky looking but they're great.
    Anything between 57-60cm wide ?

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    Mine have the brand name XLC and are 58cm wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric S. View Post
    Mine have the brand name XLC and are 58cm wide.

    These ?

    Amazon.com : XLC Multi Functional Trekking Bar, 580mm, 25.4, Black : Flat Bike Handlebars : Sports & Outdoors

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    Yup, though mine are black. Trekking bars have various brand names but I believe they're all the same.

    ...and all inexpensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric S. View Post
    Yup, though mine are black. Trekking bars have various brand names but I believe they're all the same.

    ...and all inexpensive!
    ordered for $25. We'll see how they are on wednesday

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    You may have problems with your shifter/brake combo. I use them and now I'm thinking of going to gripshifters to help with cable clearance.
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    Re Trekking Bars, There are more expensive ones from European brands, made there.

    but the Asian import ones are most common in US distributor's catalogues , supplying the retail market.

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    Sounds like it's too late for a recommendation, but I think Origin8 Adventure bars would fit the bill. 58cm wide and they have the bar ends built in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
    Sounds like it's too late for a recommendation, but I think Origin8 Adventure bars would fit the bill. 58cm wide and they have the bar ends built in.

    I'm not 100% set in stone what I'm using. @ $25 a pop I could try a couple and see which one I like. I plan to bike 100-150 miles a week so having the most comfortable hand position is almost priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SetLaw View Post
    Its bike season again and last year I made all my biking and purchasing mistakes. This year I bought a new bike that had everything perfect except the handlebars. Figured it wouldn't be an issue. All I'm seeing is 40-42cm handlebars. I have another bike those those dimensions and I hate it. I'm currently looking for a 60cm butterfly or bullhorn handlebars, any suggestions ?

    Edit: Not sure how pixs would help. I said I'm looking for 60cm handlebars, trek or bullhorn would work. I'm just giving the backstory so you know why. But I guess here goes.

    Both handlebars pictured below are 57-60cm

    This is what I had prior. I loved it minus the fact I'd torque on the extenders going up hills and they'd move. I want to find a 1 piece handlebar of this or butterfly handle that is roughly the same placement.



    This is what I currently have and want to replace

    gee, put turn the bar ends forward and you basically have bullhorns... that's the way I have mine...

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    I wish someone would make "bullhorn barends", which would look like the ones in the first picture of this thread, except with bent part pointing up intead of in.

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    This is a mock up with the screws barely in. Not sure if I'll keep my current shifter/brakes or switch them out too. I do like the butterfly bar a lot.




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