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Top Shelf Handlebar System

$139.99 - $234.97

Top Shelf Handlebar System

$139.99 - $234.97

The perfect handlebar for epic rides and epic comfort. The Top Shelf Handlebar gives you an ultra-comfortable upright riding position with 50 or 70mm (2 or 2.75in) of rise and easy reach to the drops. Get all-day comfort and control, plus extensive bar space to mount anything you need for your on- and off-road adventures.

Unlock bundle pricing when you add our best-selling accessories. The Cruise Control Top and Drop Grips and our Really Long Bar Tape give you next-level convenience, comfort, and performance. 

LIMITED STOCK - Order now to secure your delivery. Thanks to the overwhelming demand, some sizes won’t ship immediately. PLEASE SEE SHIPPING MESSAGE FOR DETAILS (above “add to cart” button). 

Rise
Width
Add Cruise Control Grips?
Add Really Long Bar Tape?
SHIPS EARLY JUNE - Pre-order this handlebar size (handlebar/tape/grips systems will ship together in early June)
SHIPS EARLY JUNE - Pre-order this handlebar size (handlebar/tape/grips systems will ship together in early June)
SHIPS EARLY JUNE - Pre-order this handlebar size (handlebar/tape/grips systems will ship together in early June)
SHIPS EARLY JUNE - Pre-order this handlebar size (handlebar/tape/grips systems will ship together in early June)
SHIPS EARLY JUNE - Pre-order this handlebar size (handlebar/tape/grips systems will ship together in early June)
SHIPS EARLY JUNE - Pre-order this handlebar size (handlebar/tape/grips systems will ship together in early June)

DESCRIPTION


The Top Shelf Handlebar raises your position by 50 or 70mm (2 or 2.75in) to give you an ultra-comfortable upright riding position and easy reach to the drops. It features the same backsweep, flare and compact drop as our best-selling Kitchen Sink Handlebars, so you can stay comfortable and in control no matter the terrain. 

The patent-pending design features a unique double-bar construction, which allows for easy, secure mounting of bags and accessories. Configure the perfect set-up for anything from an afternoon gravel adventure to an epic multi-day bikepacking trip.

KEY Handlebar Features:

  • RISE - 50 or 70mm (2 or 2.75in) of rise creates a more upright and comfortable riding position without the use of a highly angled stem or excessive headset spacers. This allows riders to achieve a more upright, relaxed fit while maintaining traditional drop-bar bike geometry.
  • CONTROL - Take advantage of the drops. The higher positioning of the drops provides a comfortable and secure hand position, giving you control to navigate rough terrain and steep descents. This keeps your body weight centered, while reducing neck and back strain. 
  • BACKSWEEP - 7° degrees of backsweep orients the bar where your hands want to be. Whether you're on the flats, the hoods, or the drops, you’re getting an ergonomic position for your most epic gravel rides.
  • FLARE - 25° degrees of flare and a compact drop means a stable, aerodynamic drop position that is actually comfortable enough to use on your longest gravel ride or your next bikepacking trip. 
  • WIDE -  44, 47, and 50cm widths.
  • STORAGE - the unique double-bar construction provides room for all of your bar-mounted accessories. Mount handlebar bags (like our custom-fitted Top-Shelf Handlebar Bag which will be available summer 2024) securely, without flopping around like they do on a standard handlebar.
  • Perfect for road, gravel, bikepacking, and commuting.

Why are Your Handlebars Flared? 

Our handlebars are designed to seek a balance between the traditional wide flat bars which offer stability and control over rough terrain and the comfort and speed of road bike drop bar position without sacrificing control. The Top Shelf Handlebars are flared in the drops to give the rider a stable and more controllable riding position that is essential for gravel biking terrain. This combination of comfort and control allows you to ride longer, further and faster and is especially well-suited to long distance multi-day, week or even months long bikepacking rides.  

Handlebar Accessories 

To get even more comfort and performance out of your Top Shelf Handlebar, add the ergonomic Cruise Control Grip System. The Top Grips provide an incredibly comfortable position at the tops by expanding the bar and giving you a wide area to rest your hands. And the Drop Grips give you an extra comfortable position while in the drops through an ergonomic style grip that helps spread load over your hands so you can stay in your tuck all day. 

Top it all off with some of our Really Long Bar Tape which is specifically designed to be long enough to wrap even the widest gravel handlebar. Oh and it's super comfortable with just the right amount of grip.

Finally, the new Top Shelf Handlebar Bag (available summer 2024) is custom-designed with dual straps to attach rigidly to the double-decker bar construction, and reinforced side panels support all of your gear without sagging or bouncing. The bag features a self-closing, magnetically secured top lid that is designed for easy single-handed access, even while riding. Add a bike computer mount (compatible with Garmin and Wahoo computers), that sits on top of the bag in an ideal location just in front of the stem.

+TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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Width44 cm47 cm50 cm
Weight (50 mm or 2 in version)499 g509 g519 g
Weight (70mm or 2.75in version)519 g531 g545 g
Sweep7 deg7 deg7 deg
Drop Flare25 deg25 deg25 deg
Drop110 mm110 mm110 mm
Reach70 mm68 mm65 mm
Clamp31.8 mm31.8 mm31.8 mm
Material6061 T6 Aluminum
Intended UseASTM F2043 Class 2 - For on and off-road riding and drops less than 15cm (6").

 

 

 
ProductTop GripsDrop Grips
Weight94 g / pair144 g / pair
Length165 mm (can be trimmed by 30 mm)120 mm
MaterialKratonKraton
+FAQ

What Are the Detailed Dimensions Top Shelf Handlebar? 

 

 

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Can I clamp to the upper cross bar on the TSHB?

 

Yes, the cross bar is designed so you can clamp accessories to it, or use it as an alternative stem clamping position. The diameter of the cross bar is 25.4mm so you will need to use a shim if your stem is the standard 31.8mm size.

 

+INSTRUCTIONS

Download Instructions (PDF):
Instructions - Top Shelf Handlebar

You can view instructions for the Grips on the Cruise Control Grips page here.

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Learn more about our Top Shelf Handlebar Bag

 

 

Learn more about the Cruise Control Grip System 

Learn more about our Really Long Bar Tape 

You can choose between a 50 or 70mm (2 or 2.75in) to give you an ultra-comfortable upright riding position and easy reach to the drops. It features the same backsweep, flare and compact drop as our best-selling Kitchen Sink Handlebars, so you can stay comfortable and in control no matter the terrain.
 

We think wider is better. Particularly when riding off-road, the additional leverage and stability afforded by the wider handlebars dramatically improve handling and control, especially while descending and climbing.
 

If you're used to riding with a typical road bike drop bar width (38-46cm), we recommend matching your width or even trying a wider bar - the difference in effective arm angle is negligible, but the effect on control and comfort can be dramatic. In addition, if your current bar has little or no flare at the drops, we suggest going one size up because the hoods will end up being slightly tilted inward on a flared bar so the actual width a the hoods will be slightly less than the “width” of the bar. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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