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The bar diameter of the bullhorn section matches that of the ‘drops’ of a road handlebar.
I’ve still got my aerodynamic ‘road’ position in the form of the bullhorns.
That said, Velo Orange produce a steel version that is MTB-rated. In the sweptback position, the Moloko has a longer reach due to its 34-degree sweep angle. The latter fact is obvious due to how quickly they sell out! As an aging adventurer, I needed a change that would allow me to keep riding dirt, trail and road for at least a while longer.
Free shipping discount may not apply. So that youYes, I have pants. I’ve found this width to offer as much handlebar leverage as I need to tackle even the roughest dirt trails. Along the way, he creates technical resources, in-depth reviews, inspirational videos, how-to guides and more. Available in polished silver. Weight is very reasonable at 450 grams.
The centre portion replicates the ‘tops’ of a drop handlebar. The only thing I really miss about my old drop bars is the bike aesthetic, but I’m almost over that now.The Crazy Bar is a little different to other ‘alt’ handlebars: it’s optimised for bikes that come with road handlebars.For anyone wondering what it’s like to cycle up
It’s been a bit muddy for Gerardo and I as we cy The Crazy Bars come in both black or silver and can be purchased for just US $60.I originally had the Crazy Bars set up to be completely horizontal.
The narrow bullhorn section allows you to cut through the wind. Yes they look weird.
Frames designed around road handlebars are ideally The sweptback section is the same 22.2mm bar diameter as a regular flat handlebar, fitting MTB shifters, Rohloff shifters and all the standard hydro or cable brake levers. Of the seemingly endless varieties of handlebars out there, this bar is just what I needed and what the masses want. The distance between the bullhorns is 400mm which feels really natural for me as a rather oversized human. I can't ride anymore at all with drop bars, and even straight bars cause the shoulder to twist, so these bars were the answer. You might keep your flat bar for downhill and enduro riding, but anything else, the Crazy Bar is worth a try.The horns are very comfortable as well, and I can comfortably reach from the sweeps all the way to the front of the horns. I met him in Guatemala last year.While the handlebar sweep and bullhorn length aren’t quite to my liking, I think the VO Crazy Bar is really onto something good here.This weird-looking ‘alt’ handlebar is a unique combination of a bullhorn and swept-back flat bar. The rest of the handlebar is quite different though. I am just as comfortable climbing and descending on single-track as before, but now with a more relaxed swept-back position, and the additional aero positions for flatter and easier trails.
There are more options for hand positions than any flat bar or drop bar I’ve used before which aided in my overall comfort as well as my control of the bike on a variety of terrain.
I don’t like the bullhorn position as much in this location, but my wrists don’t complain in the sweptback position.Alee is a bike and travel addict who has cycled through 80+ countries and doesn't really have any plans of stopping.
They’re probably going to be on the wide side if you’re a small female, however.Given that the bullhorn section of the Crazy Bar matches the brake hood position of a road handlebar, these bars tend to be best fitted to a bike that currently uses road handlebars. on a long tour.These bars are intended for touring on paved and unpaved roads, single and double track, gravel and crushed limestone, and everything in between. It seems the Crazy Bar provides less leverage over the steering, meaning a bit more effort on chunky downhills. I haven't tried other bars with swept back gripping areas (e.g., Jones H bars), but I love these bars!
Crazy Bar for Logical Persons March 31, 2014 The Velo Orange Crazy Bar had not really been on my radar just yet, as I was waiting for the thicker mountain-rated variety, until I was given a chance to test out the current product. My favorite position is actually hovering over the junction between the flat bar and horns -- the hands are very well supported in this position.After a 3 month wait while this item was on back order, I just changed out drop bars for these Crazy Bars on a Salsa touring bike. Solidly constructed and perfect width at the front prongs AND backswept grips.All in all, the goal of switching to the Crazy Bar was to make longer rides on the mountain bike more comfortable, and it has been a major success. Not a huge deal, but it did mean that I couldn’t use any of my spare 31.8mm stems.The Surly Moloko looks to be a pretty similar handlebar to the Velo Orange Crazy Bar.Otherwise, the Moloko has more space for accessories, but it won’t take a handlebar bag due to the cross bar.When I installed the Crazy Bars I found the stem position to be rather different from how I like my road handlebars. Adrian recently built up her Piolet (details and photos in another upcoming post) and opted to use them in leu of her go-to drop bar, the Nouveau Randonneur. Designing The Ultimate Touring & Bikepacking Handlebars, the KOGA Denham Bars!Five months of being mostly stationary (no big ridThis is Gerardo.
The 400mm wide bullhorn section offers a stretched-out, aerodynamic position similar to the brake ‘hoods’ on a drop handlebar.
The hand positions are great, and have made my commuter/bikepacking rig into a bike I want to ride more often. mating MTB derailleurs with road bike shifters9 Reasons Why We Should Drop The Drop Bars On Touring BikesThe total width of the Velo Orange Crazy Bar is 666mm. I'm here to help you travel the world by bicycle. But after 4000km+ on the Crazy Bars, I have zero intention of switching back.