SKYELANDER DISC COCKPIT
Bars: The Skyelander 700c comes with the super strong and stiff heat treated Nitto Dirt Drop RM-013 touring bars with a slight flare, or we can fit the more compact Nitto M106 SSB heat treated bars, available in black or silver. We can also fit flat bars if preferred.
"The slightly flared handlebar is a good match for the bike, providing surer steering than a narrow road drop handlebar on country lanes
awash with mud" - Dan Joyce, editor of Cycle (Cycling UK)
Shifters: Shifting is via Microshift bar-end shifters which are highly durable and reliable. Friction controls shifting the front derailleur and a choice of indexed or friction control the rear, it takes a matter of seconds to switch from one to the other. With flats we fit the same shifter but in thumbshifter form.
Levers: see Skyelander Disc brakes
The stem: We offer both ahead and quill, silver or black
The ahead is a Zenith hollow forged AL6061-T6 aluminium stem
Our standard quill stem is the Nitto Technomic (silver)
Tape: We fit the Brooks microfibre black or brown bar tape to match the saddle as standard, and if you're having flat bars the Ergon GP5 for more hand positions, in the premium biokork. Brooks leather bar tape is an upgrade option.