In 1978, Tom Ritchey raced the now-iconic Repack Downhill in Marin, California. He rode a borrowed bike, and as an accomplished elite racer, he found it pretty easy to go fast. Though he was on track for a win, halfway down the rough descent his bars slipped and rotated, causing the need to stop and move them back into place before continuing. "My time was not that far off from the winner, even considering the stop," Ritchey said, "I thought, all I need is a better handlebar and stem and I can win this thing.".
Tom Ritchey was already making hundreds of steel stems to accompany his successful custom steel framebuilding business at the time, so he designed a one-piece bar and stem that eliminated any chance of slipping in addition to offering added stiffness. The design would be known as the "Bullmoose" - coinciding with Ritchey's first "Mountain Bike" in 1979. As this revolutionary new bike category took off, the Bullmoose was standard equipment on Ritchey mountain bikes and practically every other company's MTB, making the the Bullmoose bar the first of Tom Ritchey's many mountain bike innovations to gain widespread acceptance.
Now, over 35 years later, the Bullmoose bar is reborn. With carbon fiber construction and a forged
alloy clamp, the new Bullmoose is lightweight and very stiff thanks to the triangulated shape, which
is ideally suited to support wider bars. Weight: 280g (80x730mm)
What are handlebars?
The handlebar is your means of steering your bike. It’s also the useful perch for all your accessories, like lights, computer and bar bag.
Who needs handlebars?
Handlebars are an essential component of any bike, unless you’re an unicyclist. You’ll probably choose an upgrade because you fancy trying a different bar width or shape.
What are the choices?
The main choices are drop handlebars for road-type bikes and flat or riser bars for hybrids and mountain bikes. Remember if you want to go for a dramatic change of bar shape, you may need to get new compatible parts, like brake and gear levers or a stem to make the conversion work.
What should I buy with them?
You can complement your new handlebar with a new set of grips or fresh bar tape, for a perfect finished look.
If you’re not sure what width of flat handlebar you’re comfortable with, remember you can always cut it down a little with a hacksaw. Carbon bars may require special equipment to do this though.
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