Handlebar - Tosco Bar
Handlebar - Tosco Bar
Handlebar - Tosco Bar
Handlebar - Tosco Bar
Handlebar - Tosco Bar
Handlebar - Tosco Bar

Handlebar - Tosco Bar

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TOSCO BARS (normal and Bullmoose style)

Short description:

A spectacular medium-rise, sweep-back bar ideal for comfortable riding on trails, roads, anywhere. 

It comes in a few variants—a "separate" version to fit with the stem of your choice; and an integrated bar-stem "Bullmoose" version which does away with the stem and is totally non-adjustable.

The separate versions fit either 25.4mm handlebar centers or 31.8mm handlebar centers.


Long description with more nitty-gritty: 

In 2016 or so we had NITTO make us the BOSCO bar, with 3.5-inches of rise, some flare at the grips, and lots of sweep-back (the bars come back toward you). It's a great bar. 

Then BLUE LUG, a kindred spirit bike shop in Tokyo, asked NITTO for a variant, a low-rise version they call the LOSCO. Is the “L” for “low”? We opt to assume that, and we sell the LOSCO, too. A really nice bar, with less flare than the BOSCO. When we say "flare," we don't mean style or pizazz. We mean, literally, the ends don't point out as much.

Then we asked NITTO for a mid-rise version, but they were swamped and couldn’t do it. So we went to Taiwan, and after a year and a few prototypes, we got the TOSCO (for “Taiwan Bosco”). 

There's a normal version, which requires a stem like any other handlebar; and two TOSCO-MOOSE versions, a Tosco-bar version of a Bullmoose bar, with integrated stem.

The Tosco comes in a quill version, for bikes with threaded headsets and 1-inch steer tubes; and a Clamp-On version, for bikes with threadless, 1 1/8-inch steer tubes. They're available in the following variations:

  • 55cm - with a 25.4mm clamp area. 
  • 60cm - with either 25.4 or 31.8mm clamp area
  • 65cm - with 31.8mm clamp area
  • 60cm clamp on bullmoose style for threadless 1 1/8-inch steerers

Quill stem users: For rough trails, bumpy as all get-out, we recommend the Nitto Fillet Faceplate stems. For "gravel" kind of roads, dirt fire trails, and roads, a stem with a single clamping bolt is fine as long as you snug it tight. 

Best for use with thumb-shifter or trigger shifters (modern Shimano, etc.). It comes back kind of far for bar-end shifters, but if you use a long stem and your bike's top tube isn't too short, it'll be fine, no problem.

Finish: Silvery, good enough for any bike. About 98 percent as good as NITTO.