Scooter Handle bars
By: Numfish On: 5 September 2017
Are pretty self-explanatory, they are what you hold onto on your scooter. These are generally made from one of two materials - aluminium alloy or steel alloy, but you can even get Titanium bars! But you may be wondering what’s the difference?
Aluminium alloy bars are a lighter weight bar, weighing around 30% less than a steel alloy bar, but aluminium alloy bars don’t have the strength of a steel alloy bar. Titanium Bars are both strong and light but are very expensive and they cant be trimmed like steel and aluminium.
If you’re a clean experienced scooter rider or a very lightweight person then an aluminium bar can be a great choice, but if you’re rough with your scooter or inexperienced or a bigger build, then steel alloy bars are probably a better option.
So depending on build, weight, experience & how smooth the rider is should help determine which handlebar type is best suited.
Now, the other important fact with Scooter handlebars is the style. You will hear things like ‘standard’, ‘oversize, ‘HIC’. This is referring to the internal and external diameters of the vertical part of the handle bar. Its very important as the handlebar needs to fit with other parts of the scooter.
Lets be really clear on this - Scooter handlebars come in two different styles which are ‘standard’ & ‘oversized (or HIC)’. Any manufacturer who alters from this commonality puts themselves in a bad place as then there components don’t work with other brands.
It is definitely best to discuss this topic with us at Numfish as we can help you work out what will be the best option for you based on what other parts it needs to fit in with.
Size and shape is the last aspect. The shape of the handle bar at the top and what curves or gussets it has is purely a choice on what you think looks best. The size in terms of width and overall height can be adjusted by trimming (cutting). But once its cut, it s cut ! - and you can wave goodbye to any form of warranty.