Manubrio Condorino March 2, 2013 · by Breaking Away I have not come across any definitive reference, however it is generally thought that the term ‘condorino’ (meaning ‘little condor’ in English) was in reference to the bird like shape of the straight and narrow handlebars.
Handlebars are most commonly made of aluminium alloys, but are also often made from steel, carbon fiber or titanium. Sizes. There are several size parameters to consider when choosing a handlebar: Width. Drop bars come in a variety of widths from 34 to 50 cm (13 to 20 in) .
Put your arms in front of you and notice the position to which the wrists naturally fall, it isn't the position offered by straight handlebars, but is the position offered by the moustache bars if you bring your hands slightly back from the braking position as shown in the second diagram above.
Handlebars: Drops vs trekking, stems, mirrors and handlebar bags What type of handlebar you put on your touring bike is a matter of personal preference, pure and simple. Some people will try to tell you in great detail how drop bars are simply better, or how straight MTB bars rule, or trekking (butterfly) bars are best etc. Truth be told, it's just a matter of trying them out and seeing what you like.
Upright or North Road North Road handlebars One of the oldest type of handlebars, and perhaps the most ubiquitous for town bikes, this type of bar was named after the North Road Cycling Club in London and then used on three-speed and single speed Raleighs, Schwinns, and other three-speed bikes well into the 1980s, as well as various European utility bikes and roadsters.