The Tourist bar is a "North Road" style bar rendered in polished aluminum alloy. It's similar to the bars used on many classic British roadsters. They're fantastic for city bikes to gain a good view of traffic ahead.
- Stem Clamp: 25.4mm
- Grip: 22.2mm
- Rise: 70mm
- Reach: 18cm
- Sweep: 60deg
- Grip Length: 160mm
- Width: 570mm
Note: not compatible with inverse brake levers
I put these on an 81 Motobecane Grand Touring along with a technomic stem while converting the bike from 27x1.25 to 700x38.
I've found three usable hand positions: the grips for upright riding, the bends for more aero cruising, and the center for a "try to duck the wind" position.
I've used these bars commuting, rambling through the country side, on singletrack, and plenty of dirt roads. Love em!
I’ve always wanted a classic English style bicycle, and the Tourist bars were perfect for transforming my rig. There are a few other Velo-Orange bits on there, too, so thanks guys!
Fine bar but did not do it for me because of a bike fit problem. I took it to a LBS and made a straight swap for a bar with the same rise and wider, more comfortable reach and hand angle for me. The addition of a six pack of IPS beer closed the deal.
After Decades of Pretending to be a Neck Strain and Tunnel Vision...Comfort at Last!!!