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
Okay I know it’s not realistic to suggest one model of handlebars is responsible for improving the net positivity of the world. That’s a bit foolish. It’s also a bit foolish to suggest one bicycle company (Velo Orange) is responsible for improving bicycle culture and it’s accessibility across the developed world. That’s a bit much. But let’s just say you’re post-rando euphoric and you’re writing a review of very good handlebars which can be had at a decent price. That might be a set of reasonable statements to make.
I installed the Tourist handlebar on my 2011 Giant Via city bike, resulting in a more upright and comfortable riding position compared to the stock handlebar. Excellent quality and a great value.
At 70 years old, I can’t ride my vintage Specialized Stump Jumper as I once could. But I’ve enjoyed setting it up with a more town and country look and ride. I’m especially pleased with my Tourist Handle Bars as the wrist angle is far more comfortable for my arthritic joints than my MTB strait bars. With city tires, my old school Brooks saddle, and these new Tourist Bars, I’m set. Thanks VO!
I got these bars for my brother's Bianchi Volpe(touring bike) turned city bike back in Feb of 2021. He's ridden it for the last 4 months and he loves it, as it gives him an upright position, comfortable bar width, height, and reach.
I suggested these since I have the VO Granola bars on my Neutrino, but he found them to be too wide. These are much narrower, but perfect for his use.
If you're looking to convert an existing bike into an alt-bar or a city bike, this is a great option.
Just make sure the stem you're using fits the bars or buy the correct shims to make it work with the more common 31.8mm stems.
I recently bought a Brilliant L Train bike and I swapped the standard straight handlebars for the swept back Tourist handlebars and could not be happier. The hydraulic brake lines were long enough and my riding position is perfect for riding around town.