Flat and Upright Handlebar Selection

Definitions we need to get out of the way:

Flat Handlebar - Handlebar that features no rise: CurvyPostinoBelleville, and Crazy Bars.

    Riser Handlebar - Handlebar that features a rise for an upright position: Granola, KlunkerLeft BankPorteur (can go either way up or down), Milan, and Tourist.

    Stem Clamp Diameter - The measurement outside to outside of the area that clamps to the stem.

    26.0mm - standard road handlebars
    25.4mm - standard city, upright, and MTB bars
    31.8mm - "oversized" for modern drop bars and MTB bars

    Brake Lever Clamp Diameter - The measurement outside to outside of the bar where your brake levers and shifters clamp.

    23.8mm - standard road components: think bar-end shifters, integrated brake/shift levers sometimes referred to as "brifters," road brake levers (aero and non-aero), interruptor or "cross" brake levers, and Guidonnet levers.
    22.2mm - standard city and mountain components: trigger shifters, grip shifters, and some inverse brake levers.

    Width - Measurement from center to center of the ends of the handlebar.

    Rise/Drop - Measurement from center of stem clamp to the center of the start of the grip area. 
      Sweep - Measurement from center of stem clamp to bar end.

        Grip Length - Measurement of straight area of grip from end to end.

        Here is a diagram to visualize the dimensions and reference points.

          The Granola Bar is a popular option for all sorts of builds including tourers, commuters, and rail-trail riders. It has moderate rise, great width, and the perfect position to see over traffic in urban environments. The grip length is a generous 180mm in length - more than enough for grips, shifters, and brake levers.
          The Curvy Bar is a wider version of our Postino that fits modern accoutrements. It's very lightweight (273g), has no rise and drop, and is perfect for those converting roadies into a more comfortable, albeit, spirited position. With a width of 680mm and sweep of 30 degrees, it's ready to make those stoplight sprints and treks off the beaten path!
          The Left Bank Handlebar provides a super upright position and maintains a very traditional aesthetic. This bar features a rise of 7cm and sweep back of 18cm which gives you a comfortable, upright riding position allowing you to see above traffic, and for traffic to see you more easily (compared to a drop handlebar). A width of 49cm allows for easy navigation of narrow side streets while keeping handling neutral. Grip area measures 16cm.
          Next in the riser handlebar division is the Tourist Handlebar. Width is 57cm and rise is about 7cm. This model is only available in 22.2mm as putting bar end shifters or inverse levers would make the bar too wide! Grip area is 16cm long.
          If you'd like a less sweep and rise, the Milan Handlebar is a perfect option. It doesn't look out of place on an old Italian steel road bike or a tourer. Grip area measures 17cm and sweep angle is roughly 30 degrees. 22.2mm city and MTB components only. Classic and simple handlebar.
          Postino is similar to the Milan, but features no rise; a flat bar indeed! If you want something zippy, look no further. This bar uses a 22.2mm brake lever clamp diameter for trigger/grip shifters and city/MTB brake levers. We have seen many of our Pass Hunters built up with Postino bars - the best combination of comfort and aerodynamics.
          The Belleville Handlebar is a flat city handlebar with a classic design that's been used on countless French city and utility bikes. Width is 43cm and has a sweep of about 15cm. Pair the bar with Dia-Compe Guidonnet Levers for true Parisian flare. Available in 23.8mm brake clamp diameter.
          Our Porteur Handlebar has been a long time favorite of ours for its versatility and graceful bends. The bars are designed with a slight drop, but some folks flip them for a more upright position. A width of 48cm means it's wide enough to navigate rutted trails, but narrow enough to zip around town without worry of swiping mirrors on parked cars. The 23.8mm version is capable of taking road components such as bar end shiftersthumb shifters, or even brifters. The 22.2mm bar takes city or MTB components.
          Alright, here is where things get a bit weird.
          The Crazy Bar always gets loads of attention. People pick it up and you can actually read their minds saying, 'Huh, weird, but you know what? It makes a lot of sense!'. The swept-back portion (22.mm clamp) is a comfortable flat bar section for trail navigation. The forward extensions (23.8mm clamp) are for tucking into the wind for aerodynamics or cranking out of the saddle. Roadies will feel right at home on the junction where the extensions mount to the swept back portion. This position feels very similar to being on the hoods of a drop handlebar. Loads of hand positions keep you feeling fresh. 
          The Fairweather Bullmoose Bars have a very classic MTB style. The integrated stem and handlebar produces a very stiff connection - perfect for out of the saddle efforts over punchy terrain. Since the grip area is 22.2mm, the bars take modern mountain and city components and look at-home on bikepacking rigs as well as city bikes.
          Last is our Dajia Trekking Bars. This style of bars is rarely seen in the US, but is very common on European touring bikes. Need hand positions? You got 'em. All of them! There are seemingly endless permutations of brake levers, shifters, grips, and handlebar tape that can be achieved to fit your style of riding. They feature a rise/drop of about 4cm and a width of 57cm.