Handlebars for bicycles are a fundamental component, act as an element of grip and balance and allow us to take control of the direction to steer the bike in the desired direction as does a steering wheel, also serve as a support for the installation of brake levers, the bell, a lighting system or for the location of maps, cell phones, GPS, etc..
If you want to buy a bike handlebars the first thing you have to keep in mind is that this element will largely define the driving position and therefore is a very important element to get the most out of our bike, whether it is a mountain bike or a road bike or a city bike or touring bike, each of these types of bike has a suitable type of handlebars, and even more, within each format of handlebars, there are many variables that shape the riding position, so it is very important to pay special attention to this component, and be willing to change it if we are not comfortable with it, changing a handlebar is relatively simple, there are many inexpensive handlebars with excellent performance and a change of handlebars can be a significant improvement in the use of the bicycle.
Handlebars for Classic Bicycles are usually chrome bicycle handlebars, in steel or aluminum and designed for a comfortable, relaxed driving and where the driving posture is usually elevated placing the center of gravity further back and where the body weight applied to the handlebars is limited, so we can maintain an upright posture pay attention to our environment and are ideal for a bike ride, it must be taken into account that if we maintain a riding posture too relaxed towards the back with the hands in a very high position, as it happens with the Cruiser Bikes, we may find it difficult to face a slope, a curb or a quick reaction to any unforeseen event. The Dutch Bikes are a clear example of a relaxed riding position where the handlebars are positioned above the saddle height and are not designed to face slopes.
Based on the original vintage bikes we can distinguish some common models of classic handlebars
Classic road bikes usually come equipped with the typical handlebars with the horns down, prepared for an aerodynamic driving where the head has to be placed down to prevent our body from stopping the wind and where you can take a very aggressive riding position of the bike, ideal for attacking the road with force.
Nowadays road bikes come equipped with modern carbon handlebars to improve the weight of the bike and aerodynamics, but if we want our bike to have the aesthetics of an authentic retro bike, to run the Eroica or any of the vintage cycling races that are held regularly in Spain, then, we will need a handlebar according to the original handlebars of the old road bikes, like the ones we offer in Biciclasica.com.
Randonneur Bikes are known as long distance bikes, designed with more relaxed frame geometries and generally very well equipped with rack fastening systems, fenders etc, these bikes similar to Touring bikes are designed to go light and with a driving similar to the road but with more relaxed postures
In our case we work a handlebar for Randonneur bikes with a wide range, very similar to the one mounted on the Velo Orange bikes, it is an elegant aluminum handlebar made in Taiwan that confers an ideal riding posture for long distance road.
Handlebars for MTB
Although we at Biciclasica.com do not sell Mountain Bike Handlebars we are aware that many of our customers equip their MTB bikes with other handlebars that allow them to give a new look to their bike, turning it into an urban bike for mixed use, or trekking.
Again we insist on the importance of seeing the compatibility of the diameters of these parts, especially the stem and the rest of the components that coexist in the handlebars as the brake levers etc, if you want to buy a handlebar for mountain bike, we do not have them because we are an online store specializing in Classic Bikes, but we will be happy to tell you other stores where you can enjoy great deals.