The Postino Handlebar is a remake of a classic, Italian city bike handlebar and named after the wonderful Italian film. It's a little like our Milan bar, but with zero rise.
The Postino is ideal for those who like a slightly forward position and those who like to ride fast. Like the Milan bar, it's ideal for converting old racing bikes for urban use.
22.2mm diameter accepts standard mountain bike and city bike controls. 57cm wide, zero rise. 25.4mm stem clamp area.
- Stem Clamp: 25.4mm
- Grip: 22.2mm
- Rise: 0
- Sweep: 45deg
- Grip Length: 130mm
- Width: 570mm
My fiancee was looking to be a bit more upright on her Giant Cypress SX and this fit the bill! She said she is much more comfortable and would recommend them as a good replacement for flat bars.
I mostly ride dropbars, but my "city bike" uses VO's Postino handlebar. The Postino is by far my favorite non-drop handlebar. I like how they allow a sportier, low and forward position. They feel great when you need to get out of the saddle to get up a steep hill or accelerate from a stop, yet they're still upright enough to be comfortable for heads-up city cruising. Probably not the right bar for you if you like a bolt upright, Dutch bike/preying mantis position.
Bought these to convert my partner's old school Peugeot tri-bike into a commuter and rail trail blazer. She loves how zippy they are and with comfy grips they are very easy on her wrists (she has tendonitis). She's even doin' bunny hops with em, kid.