Velo Orange Crazy Bars

Velo Orange Crazy Bars

Velo Orange Crazy Bars are back in stock! 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.

Specs:

  • Stem Clamp: 31.8mm
  • Grip (sweeps): 22.2mm
  • Grip (extensions): 23.8mm
  • Sweep: 45 deg
  • Weight: 450g
  • Width: 666mm
  • Horn Width: 400mm

A few trips ago I couldn’t imagine riding a bike without drop handlebars. But after 4000km+ on the Crazy Bars, I have zero intention of switching back. I’ve still got my aerodynamic ‘road’ position in the form of the bullhorns.

The Crazy Bars have got to be the most versatile touring handlebar option. The extra steering leverage makes descending on rough roads easy, even with heavy front panniers. The narrow bullhorn section allows you to cut through the wind. The 22.2mm bar diameter takes away the need to do any workarounds when matching MTB derailleurs with road shifters.

~ cyclingabout.com