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  • Talk to me about moustache bars
  • funkmasterp
    Full Member

    Loving my new commuter bike (Genesis Smithfield) and really liking the moustache bars that came with it. Think I’d like to try something a tad longer with a bit more back sweep for that ultra bimbler experience. Any recommendations from the STW crew?

    tazzymtb
    Full Member

    Something nice, 800mm and titanium?

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    nedrapier
    Full Member

    I might be wide of the mark, but is a moustache bar with more backsweep a north road bar? Might give you some more google ammo, anyway!

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    tjagain
    Full Member

    Ritchie kyote bars?  I think thats the type you mean.  I love ’em but do have to cut them down from the daft width ( to me)

    https://ritcheylogic.com/bike/handlebars/classic-kyote-handlebar

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    TiRed
    Full Member

    Soma Sparrow bars are very nice. Come in various widths. Can be used upside down for an upright sit up and beg position too. 25.5 clamp means I use a different stem to normal, but a shim is just as easy.

    Sparrow Bar 560/520/490mm

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    mrauer
    Full Member

    A bit different but a bit similar – less backsweep but more width (20 degree sweep) so may not be what you want…These give a similar position to “normal” riser, as they first go frontward with a 20 deg bend, then back 20 deg bend so hands end up in similar position with the same stem.

    https://www.axoreo.com/cintres-vtt-carbone-protaper/cintre-protaper-carbon-780-20×20-318-stealth-301-36184-c102-4571.html?search_query=301-36184-C102&results=1

    My favorite handlebar, and I am sad there are not more of this type. My wrists really love these, and I have issues with many “normal” bars. Mentioning this only because I have been so happy with these, I have a Jones bar (big sweep back!) on my other much-ridden bike but I like both equally well.

    Also from Jones –

    https://jonesbikes.com/jones-h-bar-bend-aluminum/

    Very much back.

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    BruiseWillies
    Free Member

    Plenty of Nitto offerings about, look into Albatross, Billies, Choco’s, M’s Bar, even Magic Components Moth bars? Try Freshtripe

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    joshvegas
    Free Member

    Points off for thread title. You know it should have been

    “Handlebars for my bike, moustache you a question.”

    Hang thy head.

    Also. Moustache bars are like drops flattened, HOw do you get more back sweep?!

    funkmasterp
    Full Member

    Handlebars for my bike, moustache you a question

    I wish I could edit the title now. Backsweep is  possibly the wrong term. More curvy, like a Fu-Manchu combined with a classic handlebar in ‘Stache terms.

    Thanks for the input everyone. Plenty to look at. I love a bit of Ti but not on the commuter!

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    joshvegas
    Free Member

    https://www.velosolo.co.uk/pictures/DSCN3377.JPG

    Thats a moustache bar.

    Practical cycles is often a good place to look for odd things*

    Gumpert moons and things like that. Nitto are more spendy. And weirdly raleigh often have north road and aome interesting bar shapes and not much cost.

    *On one used to be great for weird bars.

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    shedbrewed
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    I have a pair of Whisky Winston bars. They are tremendously comfortable even though they made my wallet cry. Mid-Audax: https://flic.kr/p/2puS7g4

    On a chippy tea run on a camping weekend

    Pinklespeed trip

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