The Bike Hermit included these in his review on the blog and is using them on his touring bike - Chief. For a complete side by side comparison of the Rm-013 and the RM-014 see the Bike Touring News review.
The RM-014 bars are not as wide as these across the tops and have a more pronounced flare. The RM-013 bars actually have a very slight rise from the clamp area to the ramps. Bike Hermit photos show the medium width version (48 mm)
The Bike Hermit likes the angled-in aspect of the brakes on the flare of these bars, It feels natural. The other nice thing about the drops being wider than the tops … his wrists don’t hit the tops of the bars when “in the drops”.
These are a proven drop bar for extensive touring as well.
- 26.0mm or 25.4mm clamp diameter - widths 46, 48 and 52
- Approx. 7 degree flare at the drops
- Drop: 145mm Reach: 90mm
Drop Bar Sizes are based on the measurement between the bar ends, center to center. Because of the flare on the ends, the brake hoods will be closer than the nominal size of the bar. In other words, for a 52 cm bar the brake hoods will end up about 46 cm apart, on the 48 the hoods will be about 43 cm apart and the hoods will be roughly 40 cm apart on the 46 cm bar.