Nitto Albastache (Moustache 2) Bar 26.0
It’s really a modified version of the discontinued Mustache H'bar and could have been called Moustache H’bar II, and in time maybe we’ll wish we had. But it was heavily influenced by the Albatross bar, and by shifting some of the specs that way, we’ve made a handlebar that combines wonderful elements of each.
It’s an all-around bar good for trail riding, touring, commuting, and spectacular looks. Compared to the Moustache Handlebar we’ve sold for 19 years:
• it’s almost two inches wider
• the curves are about an inch closer
• the drop (how much it curves down) is an inch less
• the grip comes back about two inches more
Like the Moustache, it still has a 26mm stem clamp and a 23.8mm bar (drop bar brake lever clamp). Mt bike brake levers and shifters won't work on this bar since that stuff is 22.2 clamp diameter. It’s the same 2014 T6 aluminum, still made by Nitto in Tokyo. Just think of it as the love child of the Moustache H’bar and the Albatross. If the original Moustache H’bar was too narrow or aggressive for you, but you liked other things about it, you’ll love this bar. If the Albatross bar is too tame for you, but you can’t deny it’s comfort, you’ll love this bar. Like all of our handlebars, it fits bar-end shifters.
A Rivendell Bicycle Works exclusive.
Thanks to Jean in Quebec for this comparison photo:
Moustache is pink.