Handlebars are one of the main components of bicycle control. They are mainly composed of handlebars, stems, and grips or straps. Sometimes an auxiliary handle is added according to actual needs. Choosing the right handlebar can bring better riding comfort and handling experience for riding.
According to the material classification, there are steel tube handlebars, aluminum alloy tube handlebars, titanium alloy tube handlebars, carbon fiber and composite handlebars.
Now the international standard handlebar length is usually 560mm, 580mm, 610mm, 640mm, 680mm. (Measuring length is usually counted in mm)
Currently there are four types of bicycle handlebars: straight handlebars, wild goose handlebars, curved handlebars and butterfly handlebars:
The characteristics of the straight handle are the short handlebar distance, flexible handling and light weight. The general distance is between 560-580mm. It is very convenient when the standing pedaling cradle accelerates after being matched with the upper vice. The only disadvantage is that due to the length of the handlebar, the angle of the operation movement is not very large. The movements shown by the riders are very "gentle". So it is usually used on off-road vehicles.
Goose handles are also called "goose wings" in some places, because they look like the wings of a big goose, so they are called goose handles. The characteristics of the goose handle are long distance, thick pipe diameter, frequent use of cold drawn reducing pipe technology, and complicated processing and heat treatment technology. There are a variety of curvatures for fans to choose from. The comfort level is also higher than the straight handle, but the weight is slightly higher than the straight handle, due to the thick tube diameter and the bending angle. The cushioning of the handlebar has been greatly improved, and it is usually used on some types of cars with more intense sports, such as DS (double slewing) and DH (speed drop) cars. The commonly used length is above 640mm, but some geese with a length of 610mm are often used on mountain off-road vehicles.
Handlebars are mainly used for handlebars on road bikes. The measurement method is also different from the measurement of the length of the handlebars on mountain bikes. The measurement method is that the distance between the left and right centers of the end of the handlebar is the length of the handlebar. Generally speaking, there is 40mm, 42mm, 44mm, these common specifications, there are also some special handlebars with weird shapes in sports cars, such as the handlebars on the personal time trial. This kind of handlebar is more limited, and is generally used in professional competitions. Few cars are compatible with this type of handlebar.
The butterfly handlebar, as its name implies, is that the handlebar looks very much like a butterfly with its wings spread. This kind of handlebar is often used on long-distance touring bicycles. Due to the wide range of the handlebar and the various angles of the handlebar, it can make riding Pedestrians have different postures to change in order to prevent sports injuries when riding with weights. Good handling has become the first choice for touring bicycles.