How Do I Choose the Right Nitto Track Handlebars?

Nitto track handlebars are used throughout the world on the track and on the road because of their durability and strength, style, and comfort.

But how do you know which ones to choose?

Ben’s Cycle stocks four different Nitto track handlebars with different variations.

B123 Nitto Track Handlebars are Keirin-Certified

Nitto offers the B123 in several models:

The B123 bars are among their most popular bars for racing on the velodrome as well as riding fixed gear bikes on the road.

 

The bars have the Japanese Keirin (NJS) certification for racing on the track, a huge sport in Japan. The 123AA bars have been the standard drop bars for Japanese track racing.

The Nitto B123 track handlebar is one of the most popular in the velodrome and on the road.

The Nitto B123 track handlebar is one of the most popular in the velodrome and on the road.

B125 Nitto Track Handlebars Offer Shorter Drop

The Nitto track handlebar model B125 has a shorter drop and reach than the B123 and B127.

The Nitto track handlebar model B125 has a shorter drop and reach than the B123 and B127.

 

Shorter Bar Ends, Anatomic Bend for B127 Nitto Track Handlebars

The Nitto track handlebar model B127 has a similar drop and reach to the B123, but has an anatomic drop bend in the bar.

The Nitto track handlebar model B127 has a similar drop and reach to the B123, but has an anatomic drop bend in the bar.

 

Top Bar Bends for ADB-X Nitto Track Handlebars

The Nitto track handlebar model ADB-X has different bends and flare than other models.

The Nitto track handlebar model ADB-X has different bends and flare than other models.

 

Differences Between Nitto Track Handlebars

Here are the main differences between the Nitto track handlebars.

  1. The B125 has a shorter drop and reach than the B123 and B127.
  2. The B125AA and ADB-X models weigh around 350g while the steel and CrMo models weigh around 700g. The 123AA models weigh 350-380g, while the others weight 715-760g, depending on the width of the bar.
  3. The B127 has a similar drop and reach to the B123 but with an anatomic bend in the drop.
  4. The ADB-X has all sorts of bends on the top as well as a 15-degree flare on the bar ends.
  5. The SSB models are all heat-treated. The SSB models have a 31.8mm stem fitting, while the others are 25.4mm
  6. The 123AA model has a 175mm drop and 95mm reach, while the other models have a 170mm drop and 108mm reach.

 

Here are the differences between the Nitto B123 track handlebar models.

Here are the differences between the Nitto B123, B125, B127, and ADB-X track handlebar models.

 

Drop: The distance from the top of the bars to the bottom. A larger drop means a lower body position when you’re in the drops.

Reach: How far out the bars extend from the stem.

Flare: The degree of angle as the bottom gets wider. Designed for different hand positions.

Nitto Track Handlebars and Others Available at Ben’s Cycle

Check out these track bars and all the Nitto handlebars at benscycle.com and at Ben’s Cycle, 1013 W. Lincoln Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Email us at info@benscycle.com or call 414.384.2236 for information and assistance.

 

 

 

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