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Reviews of Nitto Randonneur Handlebars

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StarStarStarStarStar Nitto Randonneur Handlebar

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Excellent quality
Comfortable, with multiple hand positions.

Cons

None

Other Thoughts

I've used Nitto handlebars for years, but had never tried the Randonneur model. It's turned out to be a great addition to vintage bike I've restored. Very satisfied.

StarStarStarStarStar Not disappointed!!!

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Ownership: a month

StarStarStarStarStar Not Modern, but Great

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Ownership: two months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Wide stance for descending, long reach for extension

Cons

None that I can find

Other Thoughts

I love that Modern Bike, with all of its videos and tutorials about how much better “modern” things are, sold me the best ever piece for completing a vintage bike refurbishment. I inherited an old Raleigh touring bike, and I just needed wider and deeper bars to get in my ideal road position. The Nitto B 132 fits the bill perfectly. I did not want funny angles or flat spots on the drops, nor did I need aerodynamic internal cable routing. I might just get another set for my racing bike, and I’ll take on anyone with a plastic frame and disc brakes. Position, hub quality, and tires make a bike faster (in that order), and most expensive accessories do not.

StarStarStarStarStar Nitto Quality For A Retro Build

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Ownership: two months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

It's a Nitto bar.
Nice bend.
Nice finish.

Other Thoughts

I bought this bar for a "retro" build. I actually prefer the Nitto Noodle (No.177), but this is a nicely made bar at a great price.

StarStarStarStarStar Excellent Handlebar

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

I dislike the typical handlebars these days that offer little space to move one's hands and have the usual upswept curve.

I have big hands and these bars are mounted with the bottom parallel to the ground, not canted upward. There is a lot of room to move around on them even with the bar shifters I use on my Surly Long Haul Trucker.

The bars are very well made and light in weight and certainly not expensive compared to most.

Nitto has a reputation for excellent bars. This is the second set of theirs I have owned and have no complaints.

Cons

None at all.

StarStarStarStarStar Nice, but were too narrow for me

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Ownership: less than a week
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Well made, fast delivery.

Cons

This wasn't the size for me.

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