Velo Orange New Crazy Bars Handebars
The bars have been widened to 780mm and the sweep has been reduced to a comfortable 35 degrees. This combo creates the perfect balance of leverage for out of the saddle climbs and natural wrist positioning for regular riding. Additionally, there is more room on the grip area for varied grip lengths and brake/shifter compatibility.
The horns have also been shortened to 110mm, but still retain the ability to mount bar end shifters. This allows significantly easier access to all of the positions without having to reach to the extremes of the bars.
We also introduced a bit of rise to the bars: 40mm
These bars are intended for touring on paved and unpaved roads, single and double track, gravel and crushed limestone, and everything in between. The main, swept back section provides good control on rough and tumble surfaces, while the the bullhorn section offers a streamlined position for smoother roads and headwinds. The center portion replicates the top of a drop bar, and placing your hands at the junctions is not unlike riding on the hoods.
The main bar uses a 22.2mm grip area so MTB grips, levers, and shifters fit. The "horns" are 23.8mm, so road components such as inverse brake levers and bar-end shifters are compatible. Stem clamp area is 31.8mm.
Crazy Bars are made from 6061 aluminum and are heat treated. Weight is pretty reasonable at around 500g. MTB-rated and available in sand-blasted Silver and Noir.
- Stem Clamp: 31.8mm
- Grip (sweeps): 22.2mm
- Grip (extensions): 23.8mm
- Sweep: 35 deg
- Rise: 40mm
- Weight: 450g
- Width: 780mm
- Horn Width: 400mm