We call this the Milan bar because it's a great bar for converting an old Italian racing frame with a short top tube. Actually, it's great for converting any frame with a short top tube into a city bike. Folks who like a more aggressive position on a city bike will like it, too.
The width is about 57cm and reach is 11cm; there is around 25mm (one inch) of rise. The grips sweep back about 35 degrees, and the grip area is about 17cm long. The bulge is 25.4mm. The material is polished aluminum alloy.
Milan bars work with regular MTB (22.2mm) grips, brakes, shifters, 22.2 inverse brake levers, etc., but not bar-ends.
- Stem Clamp: 25.4mm
- Grip: 22.2mm
- Rise: 25mm
- Reach: 110mm
- Sweep: 35deg
- Grip Length: 170mm
- Width: 570mm
I've been riding fixed with drops for years. I recently wanted to build a 650b commuter but after looking at what i'd be in for--money wise--I decided to work with what I had. I replaced my 23mm gator skins with 28mm panaracers and replaced my drops with the Milan bars and Oury grips. It's a whole new bike, whole new ride. The bars have enough rise to cruise comfortably and you can choke-up towards the stem for climbs or when the wind starts getting after you. The craftsmanship is excellent; I find myself polishing them after a week's worth of commuting in NYC. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.
The perfect fit for my shoulder width and more comfortable for longer rides than riser bars. The Milan is swept back enough that it helps prevent wrist pain that I previously had with drops and riser bars. The 25mm rise and 35 degree sweep allows for a more upright seating position, but I still have enough control to tuck in a bit and out of the wind when riding aggressively.
I bought the Milan handlebar to replace the original straight bars on an old MTB being converted to a city/commuter bike. The sweep feels much better on my wrists and arms, especially on longer rides. They also dropped about 50mm off the reach, which is exactly what I was looking for. The trade-off is a little less leverage and control authority. To top it off, these bars give my bike a bit of dapper flair!
Love the bend, aesthetics and quality but wish they were wider.