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Renthal is a global leader in the manufacturing, design, and sales of motorcycle, ATV and cycle parts and accessories. The current parts portfolio covers a wide range of products for motocross, quad bikes, road bikes, and trials bikes. These market-leading products include handlebars, grips, bar mounts, levers, hand guards, chainwheels, chain, and brake pads. Our cycle product portfolio includes handlebars, stems, grips and chainrings. Renthal is a global brand, but the manufacturing heart is in Manchester, UK.Attention to every small detail is what it takes to be the best. Everyone dreams of success, but achieving it takes relentless commitment and effort. It’s this obsession for detail, quality and engineering that makes Renthal products the finest on the market today.

It’s natural that a world leading manufacturer also leads the world at the very top level of sport. Renthal has attained 243 World Championships and 251 US titles in motorcycling and already 11 World Championships in cycling. See the full list of Renthal Champions here
Renthal is the leading handlebar manufacturer for motorcycle and ATV aftermarket sales. Additionally, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki currently choose to fit Renthal handlebars as original equipment.Different manufacturers will shape their bars their own way, and you’ll also find adventure road bikes, gravel bikes and cyclocross bikes will sweep them out at the end to create a wider and more stable platform when riding in the drops.

Though of course movements such as cornering should come largely from shifts in body weight, your handlebars are pretty crucial too – and if they’re the weak link in the chain then upgrading them can have a noticeable effect.This measurement gives you a baseline – if it’s 38cm, look for 38cm bars – and so on. However, personal preference and riding style play a role, too. If, for example, aerodynamics are important to you, perhaps opt one size down. When we reviewed these, the smallest size was a 38cm – but now, these start from 36cm and go all the way up to 48cm – giving riders of all shapes and sizes a great option. The problem with carbon handlebars is that they’re much more expensive, and a bit more fragile. Though carbon can be very strong, if it’s damaged, it’s not always as readily apparent as it would be on an aluminium bar and could go undetected.Some riders like the stability afforded by slightly wider bars – so you could opt to go one size up – to a 40cm bar. However, this will mean that you are having to move your arms out to reach the levers, causing your shoulder blades to collapse which can cause discomfort.More premium versions will champion a high level of integration. The bar and stem may be one unit, and mounts for items such as cycling computers could be built in.Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper, where highlights included interviewing a very irate Freddie Star (and an even more irate theatre owner), as well as ‘the one about the stolen chickens’. The SL7-70 offers a rounded shape, with a flattened section in the middle – and also comes in an SL-70 Ergo version with a flattened top bar. The SL-80 is more compact, with a flatter shape and shallower drop, whilst the SL-88 uses a traditional roadie shape with the greatest drop. In the case of the 70 and 80, sizes go from 36cm to 46cm, whilst the 88 comes in 40cm to 44cm. We found the bars nice and simple to set up with the internal routing of the cables straightforward too. As for the ride, the bars were stiff enough without feeling too harsh. The 126cm drop enabled a comfy position while still being able to get low enough when required.Fortunately we’ve reviewed plenty of bars at Cycling Weekly and we’ve selected the pick of the bunch here. To further assist you we’ve also answered a few of the commonly asked questions when it comes to choosing the best road handlebars.

When it comes to handlebar width, though you can go up or down a bit depending on preference, there is a right and a wrong answer: too narrow or too wide will cause you pain and have bike fitters all over the world wincing. However, in the case of handlebar shape, it’s much more down to personal preference.The bonus here is the watt saving; on the Bianchi Oltre XR4, improvements to the bar saved a reported 5 watts. The downside is that if you decide you want to make a change to your fit with a shorter or longer stem, you’ll need to fork out for an entirely new unit.In recent years, compact handlebars have become more popular: these feature a straighter shape, which means the lower section of the drop is higher up. In the middle, are ergonomic bars: rounder than traditional bars, but they have a flat section in the centre which is ideal for hand positioning.However, some brands are choosing to beef them up to 31.8mm for improved stiffness. This is fine, but you’ll need a stem with a matching clamp size: no one wants to arrive home with their new purchase to find they’ve not got a stem to fit.Choosing the ideal handlebars for you can have a huge effect on your comfort and performance, for they play a significant role in determining your position and weight distribution, making them one of the best road bike upgrades you can make.

What is the correct handlebar size?
The standard fitting advice is to get a handlebar as wide as the measurement between your AC joints. Those are the bumps atop your shoulders where the collarbone attaches just inboard of your deltoid muscle. But many riders prefer a handlebar slightly wider than their shoulders.
Handlebars that improve aerodynamics will often present a smaller surface area at the front, flattening out to create a longer surface area on the top.

Carbon handlebars drop the weight of the bike and they’re often 20 to 40 per cent lighter than their alloy brethren. The material can also be moulded to any shape, permitting it to be perfectly designed to suit the ideal ergonomic fit. Plus, the carbon layup can be fine turned to create the best mix between strength, low weight and compliance. All sounds perfect?
Bars that are too wide can put pressure on your neck and arms, and will make riding the bike feel a bit like driving a truck. To the contrary, narrow bars will make you feel cramped, but it’s worth remembering that narrower bars will bring your elbows in, having quite a significant impact upon aerodynamics. Sitting in the middle, if you want a fair drop and tend to hold the bar right at its centre point, look for ergo bars where doing so won’t put pressure on your wrists. The bar allows you to adopt a time trial position, without full length extensions. We found the position ergonomic, however, we weren’t convinced the overall effect was that different when compared with just holding the centre of the bars.

Specialized put a lot of research into ergonomics, even their gloves are developed with the help of Dr. Kyle Bickel, who looks at blood flow in the hands to prevent numbness and pain when riding.
These ergonomically-designed bars were stiff without feeling harsh and offer excellent value for a carbon option – they come highly recommended. The only downside was a lack of markings to help out with set-up, but once you’ve got them fitted, there isn’t much we can fault.

There are three key touch points that connect you to your bike: pedals, saddle, and handlebars. Most cyclists invest a fair amount of time into selecting the first two with military precision – but the best road bike handlebars are often forgotten.
This means they slice through the air more efficiently, and also has the added bonus of being comfortable to hold on a long climb. Plus, aero handlebars will be designed to cater for internal cable routing.

The standard approach is to measure from the centre of the drops, but some brands measure from the outside, meaning their 40cm bar could be a 38cm in the former approach. It’s best to check what approach the manufacturer you have in mind takes.

As most cyclists will protest, none of us are truly average, so tailoring the bars to suit you is a good idea. This is particularly relevant for women who have bought a unisex bike over a female specific bike: most women have narrower shoulders compared to men of the same height so will want a narrower handlebar.
The rule of thumb when selecting the correct handlebar width is to measure the distance between the two bony bits on your shoulders – in more scientific terms the distance between your two acromioclavicular (AC) joints.They’ve got a traditional, round shape – which we liked – and internal cable routing is neatly taken care of with a flat profile at the front of the tops so bar tape can be used to cover them. Fizik offer the Cyrano handlebar in three shapes: Snake, Chameleon, or Bull – with a shorter reach and drop for the less flexible bull, greatest for the flexible snake, and a middle ground for the chameleon.

Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a ‘gravel bike’). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women’s racing and founded the women’s road race team 1904rt.
Zipp’s Service Course SL handlebars an an aluminum option that’s seen refinement over the years to offer three different reach and drop measurements, so you can buy them in an SL-70, SL-70 Ergo, SL-80 or SL-88 guise.

Ritchey’s WCS Streem is a lightweight aero bar that features a wing-shaped top section that’s designed to help cut through the wind as well as a fairly compact drop with a traditional shaped bend.
Not only that, carbon needs to be treated with more care in the workshop – or home workshop – and even if you’re using one of the best torque wrenches for bikes it’s easier to crack if the wrong settings are used. A further con is the simple fact that aluminium bars are a lot cheaper.

Well, this bar is something a little different. Initially, it was believed this was a UCI legal solution, but the UCI has been very clear that it’s not. However, if you’re not likely to meet with the UCI rule book (which is most of us), then these are still an option.Previous to joining the Cycling Weekly team, Michelle was Editor at Total Women’s Cycling. She joined CW as an ‘SEO Analyst’, but couldn’t keep her nose out of journalism and in the spreadsheets, eventually taking on the role of Tech Editor before her latest appointment as Digital Editor.

An actually quite important yet seemingly boring housekeeping point. Standard diameter handlebars used to always measure 25.4mm – this refers to the centre point where the stem will attach.
The Expert Alloy handlebars have a drop of 123mm, and a reach of 75mm – they’re fairly shallow, with a round shape. They’re made from butted aluminum and have a 31.8mm clamp.

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What handlebars are best?
The best handlebars testedPrime Primavera Aero Carbon Handlebar. Carbon aero bar at a great price. … Ritchey WCS Carbon Streem handlebars. Lightweight with a flat top. … Zipp Service Course SL 70 – 88 handlebars. … Specialized Expert Alloy Shallow Bend Handlebars. … Fizik Cyrano 00 handlebars. … Coefficient Road Race Handlebar.
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There are two main handlebar clamp sizes that are commonly used by bikes today, these are shown in the table below and here at the bottom of the page alongside some older sizes.
As discussed above, handlebar rise is similar to upsweep, but instead determines the distance between the centre of the clamp area and the inside “hoods” on mountain bike handlebars.In this guide, I’ve only covered MTB and road bike handlebars. Read my comprehensive guide if you’re looking to learn more about the many different handlebar types available to you.

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Whilst the most common grip area diameter is 23.8mm, some manufacturers still produce different sizes, so it’s worth measuring, following the steps below to make sure.

Most road bike drop bar manufacturers use this sizing method with their handlebars. Manufacturers and brands that use different width measurement methods will normally state or display how they’re measured.
However, handlebar weight varies, depending upon the material they’re made from and their geometry. Some lighter carbon MTB handlebars are available, but these typically cost much more and aren’t necessary for your average mountain biker.

On road bike handlebars the drop measurement is the distance between the centre of the clamp area to the centre of the lowest section of the handlebars.
Cyclists use the drops of their handlebars when travelling downhill as it allows them to lower their centre of gravity and establish a firm grip on the handlebars whilst travelling at high speeds.On road bike handlebars, reach is the distance from the centre of the clamp area to the centre of the most forward point of the drop (where the brake hoods are attached).Road bike drop bars the same width as your AC joints provide a comfortable riding position and allow you to shift between different riding positions without placing strain on your body.When it comes to handlebar diameter, there are two areas that you’ll want to measure when buying a new pair of handlebars or buying handlebar accessories. These are:

If you have any doubts about your current handlebar configuration, I’ve put together a quickfire handlebar type guide that will talk you through all of the different handlebar types available to you.
Upsweep is similar to handlebar rise, but the grip area of bars with upsweep is angled to provide a slightly more comfortable riding position for the wrist.

And there it is! Hopefully, you now understand how to measure bike handlebars, if I’ve missed anything or left any of your questions unanswered, let me know in the comments below, and I’ll get straight back to you with the answers.
If you’re really concerned that the structural integrity of the carbon has been damaged the coin test is a great way to identify and pinpoint damaged carbon fibre.If you’re a competitive road racer, a narrower set of drop handlebars will be beneficial as narrower bars reduce aerodynamic drag and allow you to enter a tight tuck position.

Measuring the drop on road bike handlebars is another technical faff, so click here to view my easy step by step guide with images at the bottom of the page.

Next, to measure the grip area diameter, take your caliper and place it around the area when your hands rest, next to where your brakes attach to your handlebars.
Your ideal mountain bike handlebar width will ultimately depend upon your riding style, chosen MTB discipline and body shape (height and shoulder width)To put it straight, bike handlebars don’t have an expiry date and don’t need to be replaced unless they are damaged or you suspect they are no longer safe for use.

By selecting the ideal pair of handlebars for your riding style, bike and body type, you stand to benefit from increased comfort, speed and control while cycling.Unlike mountain bike handlebars, you can’t trim drop handlebars to size, so you’ll need to take your measurement before AC measurement to make sure you’re buying the correct size.

If you use carbon handlebars and have a crash or if they take a knock when you drop your bike, I’d recommend checking them for cracks and signs of damage before riding with them again.
Bear in mind that lightweight isn’t always better. For example, a pair of carbon handlebars may only weigh 150g, but they’re much less durable than pair of steel handlebars and more prone to damage if knocked or dropped.By learning how to measure your bike handlebars correctly, you’ll be able to get rid of those niggling pressure pains you have when using your current handlebars.

If you struggle to get your drop handlebars on the scales, use a larger platform to place the bars on top of. Then, make sure to zero the scales before weighing your handlebars. On the other hand, narrow mountain bike handlebars are better for narrow trails and open up your shoulders and back, reducing fatigue and improving aerodynamics on rolling sections. Your average pair of road bike drop handlebars weigh between 200 – 400g (0.44 – 0.88lb), although many top-end carbon bars weigh as little as 120g (lb).

Whilst there isn’t a one size fits all solution, there’s a calculation that you can use to determine the recommended max-width for mountain bike handlebars.
This step is pretty self-explanatory. Stick your handlebars on top of your scales, making sure that the total weight of the handlebar is resting on the scales and no other surface. To avoid disappointment, move your grips and controls inwards on your bars, imitating the desired width and ride and re-adjust them before cutting your bars down. Riders enjoy using handlebars with more rise on their mountain bikes as they increase your leverage on your front wheel, which many downhill riders find helpful.

There are two easy ways to measure handlebar diameter that apply to both mountain and road bars, so I put together a qtwo minute guide at the bottom of this article.
The average width for mountain bike handlebars sits between 700 – 780mm. Whilst taller and heavier riders with broader shoulders choose to use mountain bike handlebars up to 800mm wide.Different pairs of handlebars support different riding styles. Many even provide multiple hand positions for reducing the strain on your body whilst cycling. Handlebars that mirror the width of your AC joints distribute your weight evenly and provide a comfortable place to start if you’re looking to try a new pair of handlebars. However, if you’re a commuter or cyclist that desires a combination of comfort, speed and steering precision, a wider set of road bike handlebars will suit you nicely.

What size are Harley handlebars?
This is the measurement where the bars clamp onto the motorcycle. The standard is 3 ½” for most Harley® models, and may other makes of motorcycles as well.
Measuring the reach of a pair of road bike handlebars is pretty technical, so for those interested, click here to view a detailed walkthrough at the bottom of the page.

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Most cyclists won’t care how much their handlebars weigh, and unless you’re a veteran competitive cyclist, you’ll struggle to notice the difference between a pair of 150g or 300g handlebars when cycling.The secret formula when it comes to choosing road bike handlebar width is to start with a pair of handlebars that are the same width as your AC (acromioclavicular) joints in your shoulders.

What height are stock Harley handlebars?
9” is the stock height for the special and standard. It don’t hit and if the wrist angle was better people might like them. If you go back and look historically the bars are wide and low.
Additionally, if you don’t know how to measure handlebars correctly, you’ll probably end up buying a pair of handlebars that aren’t compatible with your bike.

How do I know my handlebar size?
All you’ll need is a tape measure to take an accurate measurement.Place and hold one end of the tape measure on the end of your mountain bike handlebars.Pull the tape along the handlebar towards the other end and take the reading where the handlebar finishes in mm.This measurement is the handlebar width.
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How big is factory 47 bars?
The Factory 47 Cali T-Bar has arrived. One of the highest quality t-bars on the market. 1-1/4″ diameter. And 29″ wide.
ABOUT FACTORY 47 Factory 47 Cycles is a leader in manufacturing high quality 1.5” diameter aftermarket handlebars for Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles. Hailing from California, Factory 47 has become well known as not just a handlebar but a lifestyle. Their range is second to none & the finish is superb. Handlebars are machined for optimal strength and to be used with stock hardware wherever possible, and all of the welds are polished off smoothly for a show quality finish. Quality matters. Factory 47 Cycles variety of handlebars, from apes to T-bars and more, for Harley-Davidson motorcycles are available in Australia from Rollie’s Speed Shop and in stock right now.

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The most popular handlebar on the market for 2015-2022 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® models — excluding 2015-2017 CVO™ models. The Signature handlebar allows you to use all your stock hardware, including cables, wires, risers and controls. All Signature handlebars are machined at the step-down and swedged at the controls for extra strength. All holes are slotted to accommodate your stock safety pins and throttle by wire for your safety. Each weld is polished to display a precision smooth finish. From a side view the handlebar rise is completely straight to match your forks, but ensures to slot pin hole in the riser to allow you to adjust your pullback. From the front and rear view the Signature has a rolled rise to match the round shape of your fairing, fender and tire. Note the 2015-2017 CVO™ and Electra Glide Ultra Classic® models have the pin on the other side of the riser. Show quality gloss black finish. Factory 47

Ape Hanger handlebars also come in a variety of widths. A Narrow Ape Hanger handlebar will have a 28” to 30” width but a standard Ape Hanger will be wider. Anywhere from 33” to 38” overall width.
Once you have your new handlebars picked out, it’s time to install them. There are some videos on Lowbrow Customs that can really give you some details. Here we will go over some of the basics.

Once the grips are off you need to take off the mirrors, blinkers, and finally the controls. When you loosen the screws that hold the controls on, check and see if you can slide them off the bars.The easiest way to measure the rise of a handle bar is set it on a flat surface against a wall and from the bottom up measure the end of the handlebar. This Cycle Standard No. 10 Off Road Handlebar is measuring 6-1/4″ in end rise. You can see on this photo the dimple and why it is there with the image on the right. The dimple gives enough room for the hand control wiring to go under a clamp for the brake caliper / lever and the clamp for the clutch lever. If the grips have been glued on or are otherwise just not coming off, you can slit through them with a razor blade and install new grips along with the new handlebars.TIPS: The very first thing you want to do is put a towel over your tank. When you start to loosen things up, your bars can fall back on your tank, or you can drop a control on it. The towel will help protect your tank from damage. Don’t skip this step or you may regret it!

The next step is to loosen the risers. If your risers bolt from the bottom, it is good practice to break those nuts loose first. This way you can use the bars as leverage.
Other popular styles of handlebars include Buckhorn handlebars, Beach Bars, T-bars, Z-bars and Rabbit Ears. All of the handlebar names are a description of how the handlebar is bent.If you want the Ape Hanger look but want to retain good control, you can install a Mini Ape Hanger. Mini Ape Hangers usually have an 8-to-10-inch rise instead of a 12-to-16-inch rise. These are great bars because they offer a good look and a decent amount of comfort and control. The other benefit is in most cases (not all) you will not need to change out your cables. This also tends to mean that these are some of the best motorcycle handlebars for touring as they will not be overly tall, offering better control and handling.Getting the right set of motorcycle handlebars on your bike not only can improve the comfort of your ride, but it can also improve how well you can ride the bike.*I agree to receive recurring automated marketing text messages (e.g. cart reminders) at the phone number provided. Consent is not a condition to purchase. Msg & data rates may apply. Msg frequency varies. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel. View our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Next measurement is width. This is the measurement of the total width of the handlebars at the widest point from end to end where the custom hand grips are installed.From there you can pick a style that fits your criteria and avoid the work of installing a set of bars you don’t like. The staff at Lowbrow Customs are here to help, so if you have any questions after you read our motorcycle handlebar guide, reach out to us.

What size are factory Road Glide handlebars?
This 1.25″ diameter bar features an optimized ergonomic design for taller and long-limbed riders.
Make sure you check your cables and your bars by rotating the bars from stop-to-stop to ensure there is enough cable slack and bar clearance. Your cables and wires should have some slack in them and your bars should clear your tank.

Where are Renthal bars made?
Manchester, UK Renthal is a global brand, but the manufacturing heart is in Manchester, UK. Renthal is the leading handlebar manufacturer for motorcycle and ATV aftermarket sales. Additionally, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki currently choose to fit Renthal handlebars as original equipment.
Now gotto the top of the riser and remove the top riser clamps. Keep in mind this is the point where the bars can come down and hit the tank. Slowly loosen the riser while being careful to support the bar. For example; If you are looking to put a set of Ape Hangers on your bike, you might get the look you want, but you are giving up some control and comfort. Many people try to find a compromise. There are 6 main motorcycle handlebar measurements that are commonly referred to when determining the specs of a handlebar. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a Harley Davidson® handlebar, or a handlebar for a Honda® Rebel®. All the measurements still apply.

Who makes factory 47 bars?
Pro One Performance Mfg. Pro One Performance Mfg. Cached
The primary function of your handlebars is to allow the rider to control the motorcycle. The question comes down to how you want the bike to look and how much control you want to maintain. If you question this approach, just give me a second to explain this perspective.

If you are looking for a motorcycle handlebar types that will give you superior control of the motorcycle, a Drag bar or a tracker bar is a good choice.The best process is to sit on your bike and get an idea of where you want your hands to be when riding. This should give you an idea of what you are looking for. Have a buddy take some measurements that get you in the ballpark. If you like the comfort of your existing handlebars, and just want to change the style, you can take some measurements to help you get an idea of what you are looking for.Here is a stock Harley-Davidson Dyna Throttle By Wire handlebar’s underside so you can see what the different parts look like compared to some smooth or dimpled bars.**Only one coupon code or discount can be used per order. E-Gift Cards are excempt from discounts. The following brands are exempt from additional discounts to the selling price: Baker Drivetrain, Biltwell, Coker Tire, Cannonball, Drag Specialties, GigaCycle Garage, Hunt Magneto, Jims USA, Kraft Tech Inc., Morris Magneto, S&S Cycle Center Width is the next measurement. This is the measurement at the bottom of the bar where it clamps into the handlebar risers, before the bends start. The first one is the bar diameter. The most common handlebar diameter is 1”. Some older metric bikes have a handlebar diameter of 7/8”, but 1” bars are pretty much the standard after 1990.If you have questions in reading our motorcycle handlebar guide, take a look at one of the handlebar installation videos, or just contact us with your question. We are always happy to help. The difference in control depends on the rise that you choose. An Ape Hanger handlebar with a 16” rise is going to offer a lot less control than a 10” rise Ape Hanger. First step is to remove your grips. Billet grips usually small Allen set screws you will have to loosen. Keep in mind your throttle side might be easier to remove by loosening the control screws, detaching your throttle cable (or cables) and sliding off your throttle tube with the grip still on it.We have installed a ton of handlebars in our time and we can help you avoid some of the mistakes we have made in the past. We will do everything we can to help you get the perfect set of handlebars the first time.

Where is factory 47 bars made?
Factory 47 Cycles is in Netherlands.
Put a blanket or towel over top of your gas tank that way if anything falls accidentally on it nothing gets dinged or scratched when changing your handlebars.So, if you are looking to get some comfort without lacking too much control, then you can lower the amount of rise to get the perfect mix of both worlds.Measuring the width of your handlebars is easy. Take a ruler and measure end to end. This Cycle Standard No. 10 Off Road Handlebar measures in at 34-1/2″ in width.Other motorcycle handlebar measurements to consider are riser spacing width. This is the measurement where the bars clamp onto the motorcycle. The standard is 3 ½” for most Harley® models, and may other makes of motorcycles as well. This excludes Springer front ends, which use a 4-½” center-to-center spacing on the handlebar risers. This Lowbrow Customs Mini Ape Hanger Springer style handlebar has a center width of 8″. Handlebars meant for springer front ends need a larger center width, as springer risers are 4-3/4″ center-to-center, versus the standard Harley 3-1/2″ centers found on most front ends. Rubber handlebar grips can often be removed with the aid of some compressed air. Using an air blow-off tool, slip the nozzle under the edge of the grip and apply compressed air as you pull the grip off.Pro tip, loosen the bolts holding the risers on before removing the handlebars from the risers. This will give you enough leverage to loosen them easily.The width of the handlebar may also depend on the style of motorcycle. A large, cruiser or vintage motorcycle may have much wider handlebars than a skinny chopper made for splitting lanes on the highway.

The easiest way to measure pull back is by sticking your handlebars on a flat surface against a wall and measure from the wall to the end of the handlebar. This Cycle Standard No. 10 Off Road Handlebar is measuring 6″ of pull back.
*Excludes frames, hardtails and specified oversize items. Purchase price of excluded items is applied toward free shipping level of $99. Any additional items purchased ship free. E-Gift Card purchase price does not count toward your total for free shipping. Free shipping available to the contiguous 48 states, DC, and to all U.S. Military APO/FPO/DPO addresses only.First, let’s take a look at a dirt bike. Here is a motorcycle that is built to ride over jumps and obstacles at speed. You need to maintain a high level of control on a dirt bike. The closest thing to a dirt bike handlebar in the street world would be a drag bar or a tracker bar. There are quite a few things that need to be considered with this purchase. We will go over some of these details so you can get the perfect handlebars the first time around! This may be required even if your new handlebars have a reasonable amount of rise. It all depends on the rise, pullback and overall cable length needed.

The right bar can make all the difference in the world and not only help your bike stand out but handle like a dream. This Mini Apes with a stock riser set up on Kelly Messia’s slab-side is a perfect fit! photo by: Ryan LoughridgeThe very first thing you want to do before tackling the motorcycle handlebar replacement process is to determine what you are trying to accomplish. Asking yourself some basic questions that will put you on the right path. Determining which set of motorcycle handlebars you need to fit the look and feel you are trying to obtain is a process.