Handlebars: Which type of handlebars should I use for my bike?

October 05, 2015

Tribe Bicycle Co. Fixed Gear Single Speed Bike Handlebars

When buying a bike one of the most common questions is "which type of handlebar is right for me?" The answer depends a lot on your preference of riding style and purpose of riding. For example, if you're going for a long workout ride or if you're commuting to your office. Below we breakdown the most common types of handlebars used when riding fixed gear, single speed bikes.


Riser Bars are standard in most bikes, and allow for an upright riding posture for those looking for a more laid-back type of ride. Perfect for the everyday commuter. 

Drop Bars focus less on an upright posture and more on speed and an aggressive ride. The drop bar does so by allowing for different hand positions. When hands are dropped into a lower position, for instance, your back and torso will shift forward, allowing for a more aerodynamic, efficient ride. 

For more info on drop bars click here.

Bullhorn Bars are another type of handlebar, which allow for an aggressive, high-speed ride. When riding, bullhorn bars give you the option to shift your hands up to the mid-section of the bar, giving you better control and handling. This type of hand position is highly recommended when looking for speed, as it avoids placing excessive pressure on the rear wheel.

For more info on bullhorn bars click here.

Pursuit Bars are similar in shape to bullhorn bars, but have a slightly sharper angle in the center, which provides the option for different hand positions.

For more info on pursuit bars click here.



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