If you’ve been paying attention to the bars a few of the Long Beach riders are on, you’ll recognize these. Machete Bike’s new handlebars are available now via their online store. I’ve been meaning to try out a setup like this and their unique design is tempting! Scoop them up here, at Machete Bike.
LH Thomson, small arms and bicycle component manufacturer has been buzzing for months now in anticipation for this date. Yesterday, when scoping out X2 stems, I saw a new tab on their site: handlebars! All who are looking for an All-American cockpit need to look no further (well, in 2015 anyway). For now, these carbon bars are manufactured in Taiwan but Thomson plans on moving fabrication to the States in 2015. I’ll admit to being a little bummed on that note…
Wonka’s signature two-piece bars are now available at the Grime web store. If anyone can stand behind a bar design, it’s Wonka. The dude goes big and has man-handled every other bar he’s tried. These 4.9″ rise, 28.5″ wide, low cross handlebars have a ”wrist saver” sweep and are $75.00 at Grime.
Fyxation is on the move with yet another contest. This time, all you’ve gotta do is “like” their Facebook page to win one of their handlebar setups for 2012. Personally, I dig this flipped Alterra Cafe bar and yes, the photo has a little to do with it. Nice shot Pete!
Mitchell Silva’s ID project entitled Glowbars takes some relatively off the shelf technology and adds a little pizazz to it. LEDs are a simple and energy efficient light source and Mitchell has made a prototype handlebar that incorporates them into the front of the drops. I’d love to see how Deep Local would interpret this. Personally, out of all the stupid safety shit we see coming out, it’s nice to see someone actually do something with a real world application. I mean, randonneurs have been doing the same thing for some time, although, not as tech-savvy.