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Getting a Handle on Handlebar Info

The type of handlebar you use all depends on the type of riding you are doing.

Flat bars

Although used on a number of different bike types, most mountain bikes use flat bars. These vary in width as well as materials used, with alloy and carbon the most common.

Flat Handlebar

Drop bars

Used on road bikes, these also vary in material, thus impacting the bike’s overall weight. The bar width varies as well – the general rule of thumb is to aim for bars that are about the same width as your shoulders.

Drop Handlebar

BMX bars

These are reinforced with a brace bar for increased rigidity and strength due to the pressure a BMX rider usually places on the bike when performing tricks, stunts or dirt/race riding.

BMX Handlebar

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