The T-bar Distance features adjustable height, length and bar-end angle via a 400 x 155 mm T-handle with a 30º bend and grippy, ergonomic bar ends allowing riders optimize fit according to riding preference. The narrow, single shaft never interferes with pedalling. A brake lever can be positioned between the bar ends or along the handle shaft.
For road riders, using an extended T-bar handle reduces front saddle pressure and provides a comfortable, bike-like riding stance.
We recommend this model for longer handle extensions and less technical riding. The T-bar Distance can be installed in combination with the plastic handle for all KH saddles. The bent handle shaft increases the range of possible handle angles and adds knuckle clearance between the plastic saddle handle and T-handle. See the Fusion Zero Comfort Guide for more information.
I bought this for my 36" road uni and cannot believe how much difference it made. It allows for the rider to move some weight from the saddle onto the T bar and making it much more comfortable for long distance riding. I also found it helps correct any posture problems whilst riding and makes each pedal feel more efficient. Fitting the bar was no problem and it is very sturdy until you extend it out too far. It will take some getting used to if you have never ridden with a handle before but I fully recommend it for any long distance uni riding. Incredible postage too! (Posted on 23/02/2015)
Ummed & erred about buying a touring handlebar kit for my 36". Tried a homemade setup using an old tandem stem..which didn't really work & wasn't nearly adjustable enough! Bit the bullet & splashed out on this KH Touring setup. Took only a few minutes to fit to my KH seat, & is very adjustable in every angle. Nicely finished parts and despite me thinking it would bend if I dropped the uni, it seems pretty resilient, even hitting the road. I deliberately didn't do everything up too tight while I get used to riding with the bars, but it defiantly makes longer rides on your uni more comfortable and more stable. Yes it's a little pricey, but this is a unique uni product which does exactly what it was designed for rather well. (Posted on 09/09/2013)
I have two of these, one fitted to a KH36 and one to a Euqinox36. After riding for a while I felt the handle wasn’t long enough . I was riding with my elbows too bent and felt that I couldn’t stretch out and lean forward. So I fitted the longer, ‘bent’ shadow extension handle to the KH touring base and this became a very good set-up for road riding. I also didn’t like the standard handles that came with the Touring Bar as the tube was not round and felt awkward to hold. I had to replace these with handles from the Shadow Handle Set. Apart from this the KH Touring Bar has really helped improve my riding ability. (Posted on 12/01/2013)
This handle set will only fit if your seat has bolts rather than nuts - that means 09 onwards for KH seats. I found the instructions were confusingly written and in the end I ignored them and used my skill and judgement. Now I know how, I could fit a new KH handle to a KH seat in minutes. There is a huge amount of adjustment available, up and down, and forward and back. The bar ends that come with it are nicely sculpted and the tips are shaped for your thumbs - a pleasantly tactile piece of design. Of course, there is nothing to stop you fitting other designs of bar ends, but the standard ones that come with the set are nice. It will take you a few rides to get the KH handle set excactly how you like it, and you will almost certainly want to cut the stem of the T bar a bit shorter. Once you have it just how you like it, you will wonder how you managed without. It may be a bit pricey, but for a design that integrates so nicely with the KH seat and which doesn't interfere with adjustments to your seat, it's well worth it. (Posted on 22/10/2012)
I've been using the KH 'T-bar' Touring Handle for several months now on my Nimbus 29er with KH saddle. It was easy to fit with simple written instructions. The 'T-bar' is very well made and has so far survived many drops and knocks (I'm a relative newbee :) (Posted on 07/08/2012)
Thanks for the speedy delivery of of the 'T bar touring handle' but it was not engineered correctly. Two of the holes on the handle bracket 'A' were the wrong size so that the inserts (M8 x 10) would not fit the holes. This took some working out so that they would fit. Once the 'T' bar was assembled I could not tighten the bolts (M6 x 10). In the process of trying to tighten them tight as I could it stripped the threads and heads. I rectified the problem by drilling the holes to the correct size and purchasing fresh nuts and bolts from my local bike shop (Posted on 23/01/2011)