The ultimate in bike riding comfort
These handcrafted, bamboo laminated beauties give the rider a comfortable experience never felt before. With a slight amount of flex the rider has reduced jarring and a more relaxed ride, allowing you to ride on and on…
Wherever the ride takes you…
22° for tourers, ebikes & town commuters
Named after Forest Gump, who was more of a runner than a rider, these bars are so comfortable you’ll forget to stop riding and over shoot your desired destination.
- 760mm wide
- 22 degree sweep
- 31.8mm Carbon fibre sleeve at handlebar stem
- Installation: Tighten screws to 5Nm and redo a week later
- Weight: 330g
- Laminated bamboo
- Tested to ISO 4210-2:2015, Clause 184.108.40.206 and 4.7.7 (fatigue and strength for commute and trekking bikes)
- Looking to add some aero bars, then you'll need some of these shims.
So why bamboo
Passchier use bamboo as it offers greater durability and natural flex than traditional handle bar materials, such as aluminium alloy, steel and carbon fibre. These flex and durability properties are as a result of the tree being exposed to the elements and waving around at everyone, at the hint of a breeze. This is the tree's equivalent of exercising and gaining strength, not unlike people going to the gym and biking.
In addition to this, the tree's natural cellulose structure absorbs vibrations naturally, which is exactly what you’re after when you’re riding gravel roads and undulating road surfaces. So with this attribute, handle bars which is the main point of contact, is the perfect bike component to be made of bamboo (certainly the riders bum has plenty of contact with the seat, however we considered this to be a bad idea!)
So handlebars made of bamboo it is… Ride on.
Read the Gump review on Bikepacking.com Read the Gump review on the Radavist