"butterfly" touring handlebar on a trekking ?

barry g

New Member
I really like all the positions my "butterfly" type of handlebar gives me on my traditional type hybrid city bike.
Can this type of bar be used on a trekking ?
 

JayVee

Well-Known Member
Depending on what your idea is, you might have to redo the rear hydraulics.

If the primary bar stays at roughly the same height as your current bar, you’ll be fine. If you want to go higher, to avoid problems with the rear hydraulics, you need to choose a butterfly bar that’s narrower than the original. Luckily for you, the Haibike Trekking has a rather wide bar.

To see how much room you have, turn the handlebars at a 45 degree angle with respect to the top tube. Then observe the rear hydraulic cable. If there’s wiggle room you can use that.
 

barry g

New Member
Depending on what your idea is, you might have to redo the rear hydraulics.

If the primary bar stays at roughly the same height as your current bar, you’ll be fine. If you want to go higher, to avoid problems with the rear hydraulics, you need to choose a butterfly bar that’s narrower than the original. Luckily for you, the Haibike Trekking has a rather wide bar.

To see how much room you have, turn the handlebars at a 45 degree angle with respect to the top tube. Then observe the rear hydraulic cable. If there’s wiggle room you can use that.
excellent advice, thx. .
 

Nova Haibike

Well-Known Member
If you order a butterfly/trekking bar, it would be better to find one that has a 31.8 diameter so you do not have to use shims between the bar and stem.