Trekking handlebars

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sp542009
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Trekking handlebars

Postby sp542009 » 16 Nov 2016, 1:10pm

Looking to put trekking handlebars on one of my bikes,

Humpert make various styles,

Contest and contest comfort,

The contest has steeper angles on sides

Contest comfort has flatter angles to side

Has anyone used either of these, or have any general comments on there use of trekking handlebars,

swscotland bentrider
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Re: Trekking handlebars

Postby swscotland bentrider » 16 Nov 2016, 7:25pm

I fitted BBB butterfly bars to my roadified mountain bike. Ive used them for runs up to 50 miles and found them excellent. I'm now considering fitting a set to my Spa tourer. The way I have them set up means the wind cheating equivalent of going on the drop is to move my hands to the front of the bars. You are a little more stretched out and a bit lower as a consequence. But possibly a bit more sustainable (for me) than being on the drops.

jk49
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Re: Trekking handlebars

Postby jk49 » 16 Nov 2016, 7:40pm

^^^^^^^^+1
Also lots of room for lights, bells, gps, computers etc, if that's your thing.
Although I really like the BBB I'm considering trying to find a slightly narrower version for perfection. But I guess that depends on one's shoulder width.

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hondated
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Re: Trekking handlebars

Postby hondated » 17 Nov 2016, 6:37pm

jk49 wrote:^^^^^^^^+1
Also lots of room for lights, bells, gps, computers etc, if that's your thing.
Although I really like the BBB I'm considering trying to find a slightly narrower version for perfection. But I guess that depends on one's shoulder width.


I tried fitting them to my Roberts and whilst they felt comfortable the ones I brought seemed a tad to wide for me .I also had to fit a longer stem than the one I use for my drops.
I know its a long short but if you are near Eastbourne let me know and we can fit them to see whether you like them or not.