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Old 06-04-13, 10:11 AM
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Cargo Bicycle Handlebar Ideas

I have a Mundo Yuba, and am thinking about changing the handlebars eventually. The current set aren't bad, but I'd like more hand positions. Any experience? I like drops, but they don't seem common on Cargo bicycles. What about trekking/butterfly bars? Moustache?
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Old 06-04-13, 10:14 AM
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I really like the trekking bars on my Extrabike... offers lots of hand positions and a great wide position for standing and cranking it up hills.
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Originally Posted by storckm View Post
I have a Mundo Yuba, and am thinking about changing the handlebars eventually. The current set aren't bad, but I'd like more hand positions. Any experience? I like drops, but they don't seem common on Cargo bicycles. What about trekking/butterfly bars? Moustache?
You may find these bars to be ideal on a cargo bike.

https://www.nirve.com/nirve-accessories.asp?id=1522

I have these on my cargo cruiser finding them to be so comfy. I just lay my hands on the grips (siting upright) and cruise down to road!!
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Old 06-04-13, 01:25 PM
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my cargo bike isn't real serious. i just have a pair of beach cruiser type bars on it.
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Old 06-05-13, 01:45 PM
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I have some open bars/on mary/low sweep/curve back bars on my Trek Transport. They came with Ergon integrated grips/bar ends and I really like them for the cargo bike. I also have Jones Loops on my Pugsley and while nice(and I thought I might put them on the cargo), it turns out I like the angle better on the open bars for hauling. I had MTN Drops on my pugs for a while(Woodchippers) and drops are nice for hand positions BUT sortof put you more aero and over your front wheel, which for hauling, would be odd. Haulers usually ride more upright like a hybrid, so more hybrid type bars or maybe even MTN drop type bars(meant for more upright seating than say, typical road curl drops) might be okay. Not great, but okay.
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I'd like more hand positions. Any experience? ... What about trekking/butterfly bars? Moustache?
I like trekking bars, you can make a mustache bar like setup by putting the brakes
on the forward part of the figure 8 bend.. I use the mountain bike lever and controls on the back.
the open end of the bar, so they slip on without undoing the padded wrapping of the bars.

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Old 06-06-13, 06:29 PM
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I tried a bunch of different handlebar configurations----decided on trekking bars mounted with the open end forward and angled up.
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Old 06-09-13, 06:13 PM
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Another vote for On-One Marys with ergon grips.
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If anyone was going to ride with a sleeping bag and hammock in a bag, where and how would you ride with it on a 29er hardtail?
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Old 07-26-13, 05:02 PM
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I'm a roadie so I like low bars. To that end I put these FSA bars and stem on my Yuba Mundo. I have them flipped down, they go either way. They have a nice wide flat section 1/2 way out for another hand position.




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xtrajack, can you post a picture of your setup with the opening forward? Wondering about this because I sometimes feel cramped using straighter bars even with a higher extended stem and barends. Want to see your shifter/brake configuration. My wife has them with the opening aft, and I'm NOT about to fiddle with HER bike.

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