The Grand Bois “Promenade” handlebars are a classic, swept-back design for an upright riding position. Similar handlebars were used on the city and porteur bikes of many French constructeurs. Below is a custom Grand Bois equipped with these handlebars.
The “Promenade” handlebars provide an alternative to the “Elysees” model (below), which provides a sportier riding position.
Both handlebars are available in the “road bike” diameter, so they fit bar-end shifters and “road” brake levers, but not mountain bike levers.
All Grand Bois handlebars are made by Nitto in Japan, and they all pass the EN “Racing Bike” standard, which is the toughest test of fatigue resistance. Click here for more information about Grand Bois handlebars, including the popular drop bar models.
The Nitto stem bolt is intended for Grand Bois stems, but now it is available separately as well. The bolt is intended for builders who make their own custom stems, but have a hard time finding stem bolts. We know builders who have bought old stems just to get the bolts! That isn’t necessary any longer. More information is here.