The Rando Bar is designed to be an ultra comfortable all-day handlebar for randonneuring, touring, tandems, as well as mixed terrain riding. It has substantial flare for a wide stance in the drops. The bend is traditional, round, and open. The area behind the hoods is long and flat with loads of real estate to move your hands around. The drops are long so you can slide you hands well back.
The center section is highly polished with a pair of Grand Cru Crests adorning the sides of the clamp area. The area under the bar tape has a bead blasted finish.
This bar has a drop of 130mm and reach of 120mm. Available in 42, 44, 46, 48, and 50cm sizes measured from center-to-center at the drops; there is 60mm of flare.
- Stem Clamp: 26.0mm
- Grip: 23.8mm
- Drop: 130mm
- Reach: 120mm
- Flare: 60mm
- Sizes (C-to-C at ends): 42, 44, 46, 48, 50cm
Collecting parts for a frame I haven’t been able to get yet. I’m sure I will like the Randonneur bars.
Bought a 42 for my old Raleigh, and it was such an improvement that I never considered anything else for my Soma (42) and Masi (50). There's plenty of room for hands everywhere, the angles are right, and the finish looks great.
The bar has a natural and very comfortable feel.
These bars are beautiful and comfortable. I alternate between these and VO granola bars on my Roadini. I am used to wide drop bars like the cowchipper so I opted to get the 50cm bars to have the hoods at a comfortable width. My hoods measure about 44cm apart on my 50cm bar which makes sense given the ~6cm flare. Highly recommended.
I've been a longtime devotee of the Nitto Noodle bar, but decided to give this one a try, a while back. I never liked the randonneur shape, but this bar is a bit different. The ends don't flare quite so drastically, and therefore the flat portion of the bar is nice and wide. I have it in a 48, now, and am about to order it in a 50, because -- well -- I'm one of those "wider is better" people. I highly recommend this bar, for sure.