The District bars are high and wide, making them a perfect fit for street bikes that are usually built around low rigid forks, low head tubes, low integrated headsets and drop bmx stems. A few words about how this bar came about from Erenes: “We literally made hundreds of drawings and 3D simulations just to get the right look of the shape. We had to make special tools to manufacture this bar because everything is non-standard. Even if the bar is really wide its completely comfortable with the big backsweep. This bar really rules, especially for use with rigid forks!”
To make the Districts, we start by buying the very best Japanese cromoly that is available on the market. Next, the bars go through a complex process of multiple butting and shaping. We use our own specifically designed tools to get the unique shape and butting– note that all the bends have a large radius to minimise material deformation and get that special relaxed look. After that the bars go through a carefully controlled heat treating process, and later they are ready to get the high end finish using powder coat paint and decals under a clear coat of paint.
The District fits both BMX & MTB stems as they are 22.2 clamp size but the 25.4->22.2mm shims are included.
NS Bikes District Handlebars Specifications:
Material: heat-treated 4130 cromoly steel.
Clamp 22.2 mm (incl. shims for 25.4 mm).
Width: 740mm / 29.1”.
Rise: 101mm / 4”.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Laynehip Great looking, has great value and is a great feeling bar. Can do no wrong.
Right now I am using this bar on all three of my bikes. On my DJ, on my huck bike on top of a Super Monster T and on a normal downhill bike.
I like to have a fairly high cockpit and these bars work perfectly for that. They look a lot better than most high rise bars due to the bend being much more relaxed and come in so many awesome colors.
They are decently inexpensive, are strong, look great, feel great and I haven't been able to find a bar that is as good on the market yet.
But do beware, these things have a massive rise. And the 22.2mm clamp size might turn people off (But I find BMX stems are cheaper and look better than most 25.4mm MTB stems anyway).
27 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous big bars
I got these after trying to find a bar to fit my 24" suburban with rigid forks. Tried a few different bars but these have the highest rise on the market and very wide, they feel great.
24 June 2013