First look: Ragley Carnegie handlebars

By BikeRadar | Thursday, August 20, 2009 3.48pm

UK-based Ragley Bikes has introduced its first handlebar, the US$57/£39.99 Ragley Carnegie, a sub 300g aluminium swept-back riser bar for the trails.

"It's designed for riders wanting an alternative hand position to a regular straight bar," said Ragley designer Brant Richards.  "We find that it offers a more comfortable hand position for riders with wrist aches or problems, offers a variety of positions for long distance riding/endurance riding, and is in a width that offers a good "elbows out" position for technical riding.

"Width is 685mm tip to tip, but puts your hands effectively in the same position as my old 700mm wide bar," he added. "Geometry is 25-degree sweep with a 33mm forward wiggle to keep the controls in the right sort of place. It nominally has a 38mm rise, though this is lessened a bit when you angle the bar back and down for comfort."

The ragley carnegie bars, about to make a ramp run in northern england.: the ragley carnegie bars, about to make a ramp run in northern england.

Related links

According to Richards, the 7075-T6 triple butted aluminium construction has a shot-peened finish for stress relief, and was CEN tested and passed to 200,000 cycles. The handlebars are available through Ragley dealers. 

And the relevancy of the handlebar's name?

"It's named after a bar we went into when we were in Taiwan earlier in the year," Richards said.

For more information, visit www.ragleybikes.com.

You can follow BikeRadar on Twitter at twitter.com/bikeradar and on Facebook at facebook.com/BikeRadar.
You can also improve your fitness and train with us on training.bikeradar.com.

User Comments

Post a Comment:

BikeRadar Partner Offers

Fitness Matches

Fitness Matches

-

Dating to get your pulse racing - get 50% off your first month with code FM50

MuchBetterAdventures

MuchBetterAdventures

-

Find the right cycling holiday for you with MuchBetter Adventures