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Old 03-16-14, 08:48 AM
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Butterfly handlebars

Hi guys

I've come across a picture of these butterfly handlebars, and they're just what I'm looking for, but I can't seem to trace the image back, and learn the manufacturer or brand og name, so now I'm counting on you!

Do you know what kind of handlebar these are? And where they can be purchased?



Thank you for your help!

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Old 03-16-14, 09:19 AM
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Am I mistaken or do these have more sweepback than other butterfly bars? The area where the ergo style grips are have a nice angle that I like with "flat bars".
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Unless I'm seeing something wrong, those are trekking bars and come up fairly regularly on this forum. A "trekking bar" search should turn up a number of different sources although I would think searching on 'butterfly bars" should also turn up options. They do look a little different than the bars I have which were from Nashbar. Another source in the U.S. is Velo Orange but they are particularly popular in Europe so you should be able to find sources close to home.

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Oh, I understand. You're looking for a source of those specific bars? Sorry, don't know that.

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Just did an "image search" for trekking bars and indeed the majority have straight bars in that specific section where the grips are. These with some sweep look very nice, again because when I changed bars from straight to those with some sweep it made a real difference for wrist comfort (also was in combo with ergo style grips so that helped as well).
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Those look like regular butterfly/trekking bars available from Harris Cyclery: Harris Cyclery
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The ones at Harris, look similar to the ones Nashbar sells. Those have a unique bend, which looks more comfortable............ Hmmmmmmm
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Originally Posted by Wanderer
The ones at Harris, look similar to the ones Nashbar sells. Those have a unique bend, which looks more comfortable............ Hmmmmmmm
Yup both Nashbar and Harris are the same, with the part that one puts grips onto being straight across, no sweep. The sweep on these look close to the riser bars I have with perhaps 30° of back sweep, I haven't tried the really backswept bars like what is on the Surly Troll etc, but very much how the 20-30° on mine work well for my wrists.
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Thank you for your thoughts and the links provided!

None of the handlebars you guys suggest have the nice bend I'm looking for. As djb mentions, I'm seeking handlebars were the open end of the loops curve outwards from the stem, thereby giving a more "moustache handlebar" sort of handposition when placing your hands on the lower part of the handlebar.

Please let me know if you know the specific model of handlebar in the picture!

Thank you so much!

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I tracked the image down to this blog.
Middle Age Cyclist: Getting A Grip

In the third comment, he is asked what the bars are and he responded that the stem and bars are from Zoom. On a few websites, the Zoom trekking bars look like all the other ones mentioned. Maybe he heated the lower curve of the bar and bent them to his desired angle.

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My immediate thought; they were bent to that profile. No manuf would put a rider's wrists in that position.
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Good detective work. If he did bend them himself, makes you wonder about the negative effect of this. I've successfully bent back aluminium downhill ski poles by going bit by bit and being super careful not to kink the metal (I used a wooden pole to do it, the curve being easier on the pole as I did many many slight bends using my body weight and slight slight amount of actual bending each time I forced the pole.)
Have to say given how much I like a bar with sweep, I'd be willing to try it myself.
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Originally Posted by KristianMaar
Hi guys

I've come across a picture of these butterfly handlebars, and they're just what I'm looking for, but I can't seem to trace the image back, and learn the manufacturer or brand og name, so now I'm counting on you!

Do you know what kind of handlebar these are? And where they can be purchased?

Thank you for your help!

Kristian

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Originally Posted by FrenchFit
My immediate thought; they were bent to that profile. No manuf would put a rider's wrists in that position.
There are numerous swept bars for sale so I disagree.

That said, looking at it again the gripped area looks way too narrow. Probably is too narrow to be comfy.
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Yawn, I think this is the purchase site. And, as I said I think the users bent them to achieve that back sweep.https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/handlebar...#page=1&page=1 Handlebars - Other products from SJS Cycles
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Yup you must be right on the bending.
Now go to bed, you've got bags under your eyes, and all the yawning. ;-)
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