Hello , I have a miyata 610 I am thinking of doing a few upgrades to and then maybe some touring .
The randonnuer bars are most comfortable width wise in the drops , but on the hoods they seem narrow.
When I first got the bike it appeared to be set up for drop riding ,but since I ride more in the drops the bars went down .
Wider in the drops than my normal bars just narrow up top . What gives? Why are these bars desirable for touring ?. Thank you
85 Specialized Expedition, 07 Motobecane Immortal Spirit built up with Dura ace and Mavic Ksyriums, '85 Bianchi Track Bike, '90 Fisher Procaliber, '96 Landshark TwinDirt Shark Tandem, '88 Curtlo
I thought about going with rando bars to get that extra width, but like you I wanted it on the tops too. I went with Nitto Nodles, which come in 46cm and 48cm widths. I went with the 48's and have been extremely happy. I also double wrapped them, which has been very comfortable and nicer for big hands.
Salsa Casseroll, Salsa Fargo, Trek Pilot Single Speed.
I have become very partial to my on one midge bars. They are shallow with slight flare. They are really comfortable for longer distances. I think I bought them at Planet X. If you google on one midge bars you can find them. Only one company in Seattle imports them from the UK. I got mine on sale for 29.95 with free shipping.