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Difference between different types of bicycle handlebars.

Difference between different types of bicycle handlebars.

bicycle handlebars
The bicycle handlebars are a vital part of the bicycle parts. Although it does not affect the performance of the bicycle, it will greatly affect the comfort of the rider and the riding safety of the rider. The handlebar of a bicycle is the main part of the steering and manipulation of the bicycle during riding. It also supports one of the three supporting points of the human body when riding. Therefore, the handlebar is very comfortable for the rider.

When riding, whether it is long-distance riding or short-distance riding, whether it is road riding or off-road riding. The first thing to consider is the performance of the bike, or the rider’s degree of control and flexibility of the bike.Since everyone’s physique is different, it is also different when selecting handlebar specifications. Generally speaking, the wider the handlebar, and the longer the stem, the more comfortable the bicycle.
bicycle handlebars
Of course, this length is defined according to the actual physique of the rider. No matter how comfortable the handlebars of the bicycle and how scientific the design is, if it is used for a long time, it will produce a certain sense of muscle fatigue and cause muscle fatigue.
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. (The measuring length is usually counted in mm as the unit

There are many types of handlebars, so what is the difference between different types of handlebars? The classification of bicycle handlebars is mainly divided into straight handlebars, swallow handlebars, curved handlebars, butterfly handlebars and other types of handlebars.

Straight handle

bicycle handlebars
The shape of the handlebar bar is mainly flat, which is very suitable for some speed riding, and the handlebar is commonly used in low-to-medium-intensity riding. Another advantage of the straight handle is that it is very effective when rocking the car. Although it is very powerful, but the comfort and handling are so-so. The characteristics of the straight handle are short handlebar distance, flexible handling and light weight. The general distance is 560-
Between 580mm, if combined with the upper vice-handle, it is very convenient when standing and pedaling the cradle to accelerate. The only disadvantage is that due to the length of the handlebar, the angle of operation is not very large, and it feels like riding a bike. They are all “gentle”. Therefore, it is usually used more on off-road vehicles.


bicycle handlebars
Swallow handles are generally rare on speed bikes, and are generally seen on heavy-duty bicycles. Because the advantage of the swallow bar is comfort and handling, especially when the bicycle is off-road, it is very important for the flexibility of the bicycle and the control ability of the rider.

Butterfly handle

bicycle handlebars
Butterfly handles are most commonly used on long-distance bicycles. Because the butterfly handle can improve the grip of many riding postures, which is how comfortable it is, it has good comfort, but the control performance is very poor.

Of course, the types of handlebars are not only those described above, but there are many more. When choosing a handlebar, you should choose according to your actual situation, so that you can find the most suitable handlebar and increase your riding experience.

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