WHAT TYPES OF HANDLEBAR DO YOU LIKE?
All bikes whether mountain bikes, road bikes or singlespeed fixed-gear bikes use a trusty handlebar. There are so many types out there. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages that can make or break your biking experience. Handlebars greatly influence the overall handling, stability and reliability of your bike, so picking the right type for your biking style is essential.
Versatile and simple – You can easily attach lights, brake levers, phone holders and other auxiliary biking equipment. It’s also easier to fit different types of bar ends to provide extra hand positions and functions.
More control – A wider handlebar gives you more leverage. This make turning easier and require less energy. If you go through long winding roads with lots of debris, it’s a good idea to use wide riser bars.
They look cood for bike enthusiasts – Flat bars are good for the typical biker who likes to just cruise and not much else. For a bike enthusiast who does general biking in the city on flat roads but occasionally wants to venture into some track type of biking, drop bars very much fit the bill.
Great aerodynamics – Drop bars allow the rider to tuck similar to bullhorns. If you are planning on doing a lot of track racing, investing in a good pair of drop bars is worth the time and effort.
Superb aerodynamics – Even though the narrow tuck position can seem uncomfortable, if you are riding against the wind, descending or cycling above speeds of 27mph, assuming a more aerodynamic stance can work wonders.
Superb comfort – The position of the handlebars puts the wrists in the most natural position while riding.
Practical for long rides – The figure-eight handlebar virtually acts as a semi-stable shelf space to place items you may need quick access to during long rides.