Cyclists have a number of Nitto classic road handlebars to choose from as they consider the best bar for commuting, longer-distance riding, and recreational riding.
These bars are the Classic Drop bars and the Anatomic Road bars, all designed to offer different hand positions depending on your preferences.
The Classic Road Drop bars are:
The Anatomic bars are:
You can find most of these bars now on sale at benscycle.com!
Why Nitto? Nitto has been making sturdy, classic, and stylish handlebars as well as many other bike parts for nearly a century. Using a Nitto bar for your bike not only means you know something about quality bike parts, but Nitto products set you apart from other riders.
Check Out the Video from Ben’s Cycle on Different Classic Road Handlebars
What are the Differences Between Nitto Classic Road Handlebars?
The differences in bars come from different hand position options. You may like a larger drop bar or an anatomic bend in the drops.
Here are the differences between the Nitto classic road bars:
- The B115 has slightly more drop and reach than the B105.
- The B176 and B177 have less drop and more reach than the other bars.
- The M184 and M172 both have anatomic bends in the drops.
- The B177 Noodle has a bend in the top bar for more hand positions.
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.
Noodle Bars Suited to Touring
Bike Radar gave the Noodle bars a five-star rating.
“These noodle bars are well suited to audax and touring riding.”
One reviewer, in Road Bike Forum, said the “Noodles are possibly the best bar I have ever used.”
Another reviewer said, “the Noodles have that nice back sweep on the tops that makes it super ergo.”
Nitto Video Shows Factory Process
A very interesting video about the process of making Nitto bike products from SimWorks.