The VO Crazy 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 excellent control and leverage on rough and tumble surfaces, while the the bullhorn section offers an aero position for smoother roads and headwinds. The junction of the horns and sweeps feels similar to being on the hoods of drop bars and makes for a nice, neutral position.
The main bar uses a 22.2mm grip area so MTB grips, levers, and shifters fit. The "horns" are 23.8mm, so road components like bar ends and inverse levers are compatible. The stem clamp area is 31.8mm.
Crazy Bars are made from 6061 aluminum and are heat treated. Weight is a reasonable 532g. They are MTB-rated and available in sand-blasted Silver and Noir.
- Width: 780mm
- Sweep: 35 deg
- Rise: 40mm
- Grip length: 205mm
- Horn Width: 420mm
- Horn Length: 110mm
- Stem Clamp: 31.8mm
- Grip (sweeps): 22.2mm
- Grip (extensions): 23.8mm
- Weight: 532g
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I’m 6 foot 1. These bars are wide enough for me. And I love the bullhorns for standing up out of the saddle and climbing hills. Very comfortable bars, and they are very sturdy (not a wet noodle). They have 31.8mm clamp diameter. I installed them on my 1984 Schwinn le tour, which has threaded headset with 21.1mm quill diameter. Luckily Sunlite and some others make a quill-to-threadless adapter to fit this size quill. Works great! Thanks!
what more can I say. this bar is stable and very comfortable. I usually ride about total 36-38km from home to work and back. love it.
Love the width of both forward extensions and main bars. Riding in the forward extensions can be done for long periods just as if you were in the hoods of drop bars. More comfortable than the angled forward position of the Jones H loop bars.
If you have medium-large hands and use one finger brakes (like most modern mid-high level brakes, you have to slam the brake lever right up to the top of the bars. This means your brakes are in the way of gripping the lower part of the forward extensions. I assume this is why all the marketing photos are taken with old school 2/3 finger brakes.
small note, they are rather flexy even with a wide(ish) stem
I've been searching for the perfect alt bar for years and have tried many over the years including the Jones Loop bar, Surly Open, Terminal, and Moloko bars, Crust Jungle Runners, the original Crazy Bar, Rivendell Billie Bars, dirt drops, etc. etc. and the Crazy Bars 2.0 are absolutely perfect in terms of width, rise, sweep, sensible alternative hand positions and aesthetics.
I bought these for my 27.5" Surly Troll and recently took them on a ~600 mile bikepacking tour and I didn't experience hand pain or numbness once, which is usually a big problem for me. The extensions were perfect for windy days or extended road sections and the main swept back section was perfect for the extremely rough ATV trails and rural gravel roads we often found ourselves on.
The second you introduced them on the blog I was immediately sold and awaited their arrival eagerly, and I have to say that they have exceeded my high expectations in every regard so chapeau to you!