Trekking / Butterfly Handlebars?

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by HandsomeRyan, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. HandsomeRyan

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    I feel kind of silly asking this since I briefly owned a Schwinn CrissCross with this style of bars but my ownership of the bike was so brief that I never actually rode it. [Purchased used on Craigslist one weekend, sold the next weekend because the frame was too small.]

    I'm investigating options for a new handlebar for the captain position on my wife and I's tandem. Right now it has super-wide riser bars that go beyond MTB and into cruiser bar territory. I added some bar ends for an additional hand position but (as my other thread states) we are planning on doing some touring later in the year and I'm wondering is a butterfly bar would be better?

    Has anyone ever done any mountain or rail-trail touring with a set of "butterfly" or trekking bars?

    What did you think of them?


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  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    They kinda hurt my eyes.
     

  3. bktourer1

    bktourer1 New Member

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    I just found this site so I thought I'd add my 2 cents. I use trekking bars on the 1 bike I own for day trips & long distance rides. I put gel pads under the bar tape, grip shifters & use an Ultralight mirror from Ortleib. My next bike (LHT) I will be changing to the same setup. There is enough room to add my Topeak med. size bar bag and my bell
     
  4. Green

    Green Completely Human

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    I use Modolo Dumbo's... Ultra configurable and very capable.
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  5. Green

    Green Completely Human

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    I considered the Koga bars... They are sweet, but WAY too rich for my cobbleknocker blood.
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