BBB Skybar handlebar review£17.95

Budget riser bar

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BBB stands for Bikeparts for Bikers by Bikers, and the Skybar proves that basic upgrading needn’t even cost £20.

While weight is an issue compared with more expensive pipes, the Skybar is still double-butted and heat-treated. This makes it both tougher and a whole lot less jarring to use than a lot of cheap bars we’ve suffered with.

While the high centre and fat bends feel slightly old skool compared with newer, more subtly shaped bars, most riders can twist it to a workable position. 

The big 10-degree backsweep suits those who like a laid-back cruiser feel. Certainly one of the better sub-£25 bars we’ve used.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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