Get the classic look with the Velo Orange Tourist handlebar. Fashioned after classic british style bars, the tourist features a wide angled back swept bar for ultimate comfort. The wide bar provides great handling, the backsweep provides an upright comfortable riding position, and the bar angle puts the wrists in a comfortable position.
570mm handlebar width
25.4 bar clamp diameter
60 degree bend
Position, Price (2)
5.0 GEARS 3 reviews
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This is a pretty good bar for an inexpensive price. I've been riding one on my commuter bike (old MTB frame with modest rise stem) and it is a much more comfortable and relaxed ride than the flat bars I replaced. Hand position is both higher (slight rise on the bars) and further back toward the seat. Plenty of room to mount handlebar items, but enough ID looseness is required to slide past the bends.
The steering geometry: Generally (depending on the elevation angle) the hands are straight out from the stem pivot, or just behind, as well as closer together than on most flat bars. This makes for more sensitive steering, which takes some getting used to, but then it is fine. Probably a little more hard to control riding one-hand while looking back over your shoulder at traffic, but it too comes with practice.
Summed up: Great for getting that barn find back on the road.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
May 31, 2014
reviewed by: perri
Great bars at a reasonable price. The Velo Orange Tourist are comfortable and work with a variety of gearing options.
Installed these on 2 different bikes. One with a twist shifter and one with a trigger shifter.
There is sufficient space on in the grip area to accommodate a twist shifter.
These bars are nearly identical to the North Road style bars found on vintage Raleighs.
The distance between grip ends was just right for me, not too wide and not too narrow.
Used one pair as a retrofit on a vintage Raleigh Sport 3 speed.