The handlebar of the bicycle is a vital part of the bicycle parts. Although it does not affect the performance of the bicycle, it will greatly affect the rider’s comfort and rider’s riding safety.
The handlebar of a bicycle is the main part of the steering and handling of the bicycle during riding. It is also one of the three support points that support the human body when riding. Therefore, the handlebar is very high for the riding comfort of 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 bicycle or the rider’s control over the bicycle and the flexibility of the bicycle.
Since everyone’s physique is different, it is also different when choosing handlebar specifications. In general, bikes with wider handlebars and longer stems are more comfortable.
Of course, this length is defined according to the actual physique of the rider. No matter how comfortable the bicycle handlebar is and how scientific the design is, if it is used for a long time, it will cause a certain sense of muscle fatigue and cause muscle fatigue.
There are many types of handlebars, so what exactly is the difference between the different types of handlebars? The classification of bicycle handlebars is mainly divided into straight handlebars, swallow handlebars, bent handlebars, butterfly handlebars, and other types of handlebars.
The shape of the straight handlebar is mainly straight, also known as the one-piece handlebar, which is very suitable for some speed riding, and the straight handlebar is often used in low-to-medium-intensity riding. Another advantage of the straight handlebar is that it can exert force very well when shaking the car.
Swallow handles are generally rare on speed-type bicycles and are generally seen on heavy-duty bicycles. Because the advantages of Yan handlebars are 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 handlebars are most commonly found on long-distance bikes. Because the butterfly handle can improve the grip of many riding postures, it is the kind that comes from how comfortable it is, and has very good comfort.
Of course, the types of handlebars are not limited to those described above, there are many. When choosing a handlebar, you must choose according to your actual situation, so that you can find the most suitable handlebar for you and increase your riding experience. For more cycling knowledge articles check out our blog posts