Flat Bar Alternative Handlebars
From time to time we've discussed alternatives to the "straight pipe" flat bars that are found on flat bar road bikes and mountain bikes. The bars that nearly everyone disses for their lack of hand positions on longer rides.
I wanted to pull together a number of the alternatives into a single thread to serve as sort of a reference thread on this subject. Something we can pull back up out of the archives whenever someone pops on the forum and asks about this subject.
These are bars that would fit a traditional mountain/hybrid/flat bar bike with a 25.4mm stem, or with one of the larger 31.8mm stems, and would be compatible with the brake levers and shifters on these types of bikes.
I will begin by providing info and links to some of the alternatives.
The Nitto Dove bar, with it's classic lines and steep 80'ish degree sweep.
The Wald #8095 North Road bar:
The Nitto version of a North Road bar, which can be flipped up or down:
The On One Mary bar (note there is a near identical knockoff of this named an Origin8 Space Bar):
The Mary bar first sweeps forward 50mm before bending to a 40 degree backsweep, so it is possible to bar warp at the forward sweep positions for an alternative hand position.
The Titec H-bar, providing multiple hand positions without having to use bar ends:
The Nitto All-rounder:
Titec has a number of MTB bars here:
The Dimension Trekking Bar, with up to 80mm of rise, depending upon how you angle it, and 25 degree sweep:
A classic "butterfly" Trekking Bar:
Some discussion of bar ends will, eventually, follow.