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Old 04-21-16, 07:22 PM
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Ajustable/foldable x-act handlebar

Did anybody already use a ajustable/foldable handle bar ? I found on google the x-act maded in Germany. Very useful to put your bike inside a transport boxe !

Aliexpress.com : Buy Germany ergotec X ACT bike adjustable butterfly Handlebar Fold Aluminum alloy Time Trial Bar Bicycle Rest Handlebar from Reliable handlebar grips bicycle suppliers on Toy 2016 | Alibaba Group


But, is it tough and a good quality item ?

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This would seem to enable one to pack bike in a slightly shorter transport box than with regular handlebar that would protrude forward a few cm when turned sideways. Isn't it easier to simply unbolt handlebar from stem & tuck it away?
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According to the link they are no longer available.
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wouldn't affect the box length -- still determined by
length of the stem. however, you might find you need
a WIDER box to hold the folded handlebars.

this would be more useful for train commuters, or folks
that keep their bikes in tight spaces in small apartments.

aliexpress is a wholesaler/importer grouping of many
individual sellers. you should be able to find those
bars elsewheres.
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Salut, I suspect that depending on the materials, basic design, and the exactness of the construction, over time there could/would be a slight amount of play involved in the swinging part when in the riding position. There may even be a bit of play even when new, which I woiuld find very disconcerting.

Put it this way, for someone who toodles around town, takes a train often like european commuter trains, it might be handy, but for a serious rider, it just seems like a heavy setup that has real potential for annoying play in the hinge system--I think of cheaper folding bikes and how the hardware is so so quality and so so tight.
I could be wrong on this, but still it is a heavy system compared to a regular bar and for infrequent traveling with your bike, a few bolts to loosen and your bars are off.
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That May have come thru Humpert. Humpert AHS Premium Adjustable Handlebars - £49.99

I have a ITM - Koga butterfly bar 2D 'wings' are clamped in a common yoke, which is in turn clamped in the stem .
Stock bar clamps would not reliably take to regularly loosening and retightening,via 2_8mm boltsThreaded into aluminum.
now i Put a front Hub Axle through it , and that is better. tightens with the axle nuts.

And of course A Bike Friday separable handle bar.. They make, in house.
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I prefer drop bars so I never went shopping for alternatives, but here is another alternative if you are looking: Dumbo 3d - Modolo | Professional cycling product since 1952
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