Neon I was actually just reading your posting and was wondering what that handlebar did for the riding comfort and the way the arms are held.
I definetly like the way that the hands are held across the directions you ride.
But on the other side I also think it’s very unstaable. But i’m very dubtfull about that the handles are turn so you hands are turned ?
I don’t have to twist my hands in any uncomfortable way with the wide handlebar.
But as you prefer the straight grip you would be better off with the the other wide handlebar that Strida offers. highjacking a pic that Chris sent me to show the difference between the touring handlebar and the straight wide handlebar:
The handlebar below is the touring handlebar I’ve now at my Strida. (The only difference: I’ve chosen brown leather handles.)
The wide but straight handlebar above is the option Chris prefers. I guess Chris can tell you where you can order it.
And yes, the wide handlebars come with the the extensions for the brake cables. At least my touring handlebar came with the extensions. Chris will know if all wide handlebars come with extensions.
Regarding the different choices of Strida handlebars I posted this a few years ago, it may help show the differences. If one is able when changing handlebars consider changing the brake cables so that you do not need to use the cable extensions, I have do this a few times for custom Strida builds and it looks much better. stridacanada.ca/strida-m-type-h … ar-review/
Ah, that back light is neat. I really like that it can be clipped.
I’m not sure about the law here in Germany. I guess we must have the reflector too. But the police doesn’t seem to be interested in that special item. When the bike has working lights at night it’s all okay for them.
You write: “The M style handlebar kit also includes the Strida leather hand grips, these match the leather saddle for looks.”
Let’s agree to diagree. The color of the brown leather grips is totally different from the color of the brown leather saddle. It’s only after I’ve treated both with a good amount of old sun protection lotion^^ that they match better.