Your handlebar choice can influence your steering style and transform the feel of your ride. Not only that, handlebars can provide precision on the road and on the track. At Dolan, we have a variety of curved, straight and custom handlebars for you to choose from. We sell track bike handlebars, handlebars for road bikes, TT handlebars in varying widths and sizes and so much more.
The perfect fit
Unsure of where to start? As a general rule, mountain bikes tend to have wide riser bars for more control. Road bikes often have narrower drop or flat handlebars, and TT or triathlon bikes can benefit from clip-on aero handlebars.
Most bike handlebars are made of lightweight carbon fibre or aluminium. As one of the major contact points on your bike, it’s important to find the right handlebar for both your needs and comfort. If you’re not sure on which handlebar would best suit your bike or your riding style, feel free to speak to one of our advisors who can help you further.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are wider handlebars better?
Wider handlebars can offer better control over the entire bike. For some, the increased width can also help with better breath control, and can also help to be more aggressive with the bike itself.
Are handlebars worth upgrading?
Whether you’re looking to improve your performance or you’d like better comfort on the road or the track, your handlebars are worth upgrading. They’re one of the main touch points on your bike. When buying a new handlebar, consider the fit, material, weight and riding style. Although some prefer to ride with curved handlebars, straighter models may suit your riding style better. If you’re unsure, we can help you discover the best product for a comfortable and enjoyable ride.
How do I know what size handlebars to get?
To find the best handlebars for your body, measure the width from one shoulder to the other. This can help you pair the right handlebars to your body.
Are carbon handlebars more comfortable?
If you’re a distance rider, then carbon handlebars could be more comfortable and better suited to your needs. This is because carbon can help to absorb some of the bumps and vibrations of the paths and roads.
What kind of handlebars do road bikes typically have?
Drop handlebars tend to be the most common when it comes to road bikes.