“Broad bars save lives”, so they are saying. I’m a staunch supporter of broad bars on each my MTB and my gravel bike. Daniel of Idaho’s bikepacking and mountain bike touring model, Tumbleweed Bikes additionally thinks “broad is healthier” as he introduces the brand new ultra-wide Large Dipper Drop Bar.
Broad drop bars, in my expertise, enable for the extra frequent motion of your fingers to completely different components of the broader bars. The frequent motion to completely different hand positions helps relieve any ache or discomfort whereas driving for lengthy intervals.
As well as, the broader bar may give you extra stability and management (particularly when loaded) whereas descending, in addition to extra leverage on techy climbs. This bar is nice to go the the actually tough stuff because it has been examined and rated for off-road use (ISO 4210 mountain bike energy/fatigue testing). To not point out that for bikepackers, there’s extra room to suit handlebar luggage between the drops.
The Large Dipper was really developed particularly for the award-winning Tumbleweed Stargazer. Being triple-butted 7000 collection aluminum, the Large Dipper has a powerful common weight of 385 grams. With the width of the bar comes a shallow drop (109mm) and a brief attain (50mm) to assist “minimally affect your stem size for a bar this broad”.
It is available in three broad lengths that are measured heart to heart on the hoods… 51cm, 54cm, and 57cm. The Large Dipper has a delicate 5-degree again sweep and sports activities a 20-degree aptitude. It makes use of a 31.8mm clamp diameter.
Large Dipper Options and Retail
- Materials: Triple-butted, heat-treated 7000 collection aluminum alloy, ISO 4210 examined for mountain bike use
- Widths: 51cm, 54cm, 57cm C-C on the hoods
- Clamp Diameter: 31.8mm
- Backsweep: 5 levels
- Flare: 20 levels
- Drop: 109mm
- Attain: 50mm (general attain from heart of clamping space to heart of tube at entrance of ahead sweep)
- Common weight: 385 grams
Get your “broad on” over at Tumbleweed Bikes!