Bike lingo can be obnoxious, especially when you don’t know what it means. All too often I hear people throwing around phrases like ” yea man, I put a pair of horns on my fixie” or ” I just love getting deep in the drops”. If you weren’t familiar with different handlebars, these people would seem like creeps. However, we want to keep you in the know. Below is a list of handlebars that you may find out there. Whether it be for performance or aesthetics, each one has a different purpose. We wont go into that much detail here though.
These are some of the most common. They are found on most road bikes
These are found most frequently on fixed gear/single speed bikes. They can be made by flipping drop bars upside down and using a hack saw to cut off the ends.
These are on many mountain, hybrid, bmx, and fixie/single speed bikes. They come in a variety of lengths and widths.
The are often found on cruisers because of their comfortable position.
Aero Bars(Triathlon Bars)
These are found on triathlon bikes. You can also purchase an attachment for the bullhorn bars that will make them triathlon style.