Walmer Bars are designed to service the rigours and demands of rugged gravel and off-road bikepacking. No handlebar on the market was the right width or shape, so we decided to create our own.
Originally intended to complement the new GMX+ bikepacking platform, Walmer Bars also work with any gravel bike or off-road beast. Walmer Bars bring the stability and control of MTB bars combined with the multiple hand positions of drop bars. The extra width offers more storage space for bar mounted bags, lights, navigation etc. The BP editions also have a wider central oversized section either side of the clamping area. This provides even more space to mount lights, snack pouches, aero bars or whatever else you could possibly think of to mount on a bar!
The ability to change hand position regularly prevents pressure and tension build up, and helps minimise numbness and blisters. A wider handlebar also offers more stability and control, particularly when descending sketchy terrain on a loaded bike. It also gives added leverage when tackling technical climbs.
The 40 and 43 are a narrower version of our Walmer Bar to accompany the Belgie Ultra. Providing a relaxed, more comfortable hand position to compliment endurance road bike geometry. Having a swept bar design allows you to have a wider hand position without affecting overall reach, thereby creating all day comfort when riding longer days on the road. You will find the same amount of flare from the hoods to the drops as our wider versions. The idea behind the flare is to increase control when descending or riding more technical terrain. The bar design also allows you to utilise more muscles in the back, which conversely allows you to relax your shoulders for a more comfortable ride.
Breath in! Named after a narrow pedestrian/cycle bridge on the Yarra River in Melbourne. There's little room for anything else if Walmer Bars are crossing.
|Walmer Bar||Curve 6066 alloy off-road drop bar. 31.8 at clamp. See Spec table for size guide.|
|Extra Long Bar tape||Made for Curve by Velo, this tape is anti-slip and 3.2mm thick for shock reduction.|
|Which size should I get?||Use your bike size as a guide for drop bar 29er rigs. The 40, 43 & 46 go well with road / endurance road bikes. The 46/46BP and 50/50BP go well on gravel bikes. The 50/50BP, 55 & 60 go well on 29er drop bar mountain bike platforms.|
|Can you ship to my hometown?||Yes, we ship globally. Shipping cost will calculate upon checkout after you enter your postal address.|
|Can I double wrap these?||Of course you can. Some will triple! Make sure you keep the extra long tape aside for the final layer.|