The idea behind Randonneur-shape handlebars is the gentle curve of the ramps, which supports your palms better than a flatter handlebar shape. When done right, Randonneur bars provide unmatched comfort, but most models do little except raise your handlebars by a few millimeters. After trying half a dozen Randonneur handlebars in various long-distance events, we concluded that the 1940s AVA Randonneur was simply the best shape. Instead of reinventing the wheel, we decided to offer an exact replica of the originals.
Compass Randonneur handlebars are made by Nitto to the Compass-exclusive Extralight specifications and heat-treated for strength. Polished (aluminum) finish, no visible logos. Also great for restorations – once wrapped with bar tape, they are indistinguishable from the super-rare AVA originals.
Important! Set up correctly, the bars are angled upward so that the ramps are approximately flat. Only then do they provide the supreme hand comfort for which these handlebars are famous.
25.4 mm clamp. Made in Japan. 5 year warranty.