Found: Moniker Cycle Horn, Deer Antler Bike Handlebars

taylor simpson moniker deer antler handlebars mounted

From a design perspective, it’s impossible to overlook certain products. Especially when adding these particular products to your bike will make you more intimidating than anyone else on the street, and on top of that, strike absolute fear in the eyes of pedestrians.

The Moniker Cycle Horn is a handcrafted handlebar by Brooklyn designer Taylor Simpson that combines real deer antlers with recycled materials. Because each Moniker bar will vary in form, the only spec we know is that they’ll fit a standard 25.4mm stem clamp. Still in the design phase, there’s no pricing or availability listed, but we’ll keep you posted. Shots after the break…

taylor simpson moniker deer antler handlebars front black

moniker deer antler handlebars side view packaging

taylor simpson moniker deer antler handlebars in boxMore over at Taylor Simpson’s site.


dhbomber - 02/03/13 - 9:43pm

Good for making us cyclists look horny 😉

Rdbkdave68 - 02/03/13 - 9:44pm

Don’t put these on during hunting season.

Not-so-horny - 02/03/13 - 10:13pm

27.2mm stem?

Also, terrible idea. One botched trackstand and you’ve got antlers through your belly.

EricNM - 02/03/13 - 10:26pm

Only two comments:
1) Better bit for April 1st
2) If this is an actual product (and not satire), it is truly the worst cycling-related idea I’ve ever seen. Wow…

maddogeco - 02/03/13 - 11:12pm

Get out of my way pedestrians, you’re not cross the road at the right time. CHARGE!!!

Topmounter - 02/03/13 - 11:13pm

These will be a big hit on my weekly club ride.

TT - 02/03/13 - 11:14pm

It hurts my eyes

pmurf - 02/03/13 - 11:24pm

Makes sense, as antler offers a serious weight/strength gain over CF, plus WAY more shift lever mounting options. May take more bar tape tho…

Hell Yeah! - 02/04/13 - 12:06am

Those are really pretty cool and look badass. However, l would never ride a bike with those. In the event of crashing or getting hit by a car the last thing l need is getting impaled or ripped to shreds. I dont want to hear an emt saying “We have a Bleeder!” and pointing to my **** impaled on one of the tips, like a giant kielbasa at a campfire roast. But hey, they look really cool.

Frankie - 02/04/13 - 12:06am

sorry! Its only road kill officer

Gillis - 02/04/13 - 12:13am

Don’t get caught in any headlights when using these!

Mindless - 02/04/13 - 2:47am

So hippies can impale passerbys?

Awesome idea. Will be popular in San Francisco.

Fisho - 02/04/13 - 5:19am

Do they have the UCI approved sticker?

Mindless - 02/04/13 - 5:25am

They should make a matching seatpost. Will be even more popular in San Francisco.

Oli Brooke-White - 02/04/13 - 6:25am

A standard 27.2mm stem? I have never seen a handlebar stem and ‘handlebar, horn or otherwise, of that diameter. If it was 31.8 I might be interested…although probably not.

Chad - 02/04/13 - 7:01am

Someone please edit the 27.2 thing.

Colin - 02/04/13 - 8:54am

@ everyone, 25.4 mm bar diameter. Not sure what I was thinking there with 27.2 mm stem.

Matt - 02/04/13 - 9:27am

So dangerous. so dumb.

Wangamachang - 02/04/13 - 10:08am

Ray Lewis approves

jaas - 02/04/13 - 10:46am

Mindless….that’s hipsters not hippies.

Just Looking - 02/04/13 - 10:48am

All you internet debbie downers: do you really think the impracticalities of this freggin’ awesome idea were overlooked by the designers? Of COURSE it’s unsafe and silly. Can’t tell if I’m being trolled or people genuinely think this is supposed to replace FSA drop bars…

Steve - 02/04/13 - 10:51am

Well, at least it isn’t a Kickstarter project.

Ummmm - 02/04/13 - 10:55am

Very dangerous for anyone involved. DUMB!

Bob - 02/04/13 - 11:08am

Of course he’s from Brooklyn….

Slow Joe Crow - 02/04/13 - 11:10am

Snarky Bike Snob post in 3,2,1 …
Seriously this looks like something only a hipster fakerjack could think up, while sharpening his Bestmadeco hipster axe and perusing the Budnitz website.

satisFACTORYrider - 02/04/13 - 11:23am

it’s for the zombie apocalypse.

Psi Squared - 02/04/13 - 11:38am

Are there fittings for my Bestmadeco axe?

Topmounter - 02/04/13 - 11:47am

Just as awesome today as they were yesterday!

Ripnshread - 02/04/13 - 12:02pm

LA’s next winning tactic…

Poser Patrol - 02/04/13 - 12:16pm

25.4–that still around, jeez I thought I was retro for having some 26.0 h-bars…they heard of 31.8 over there in Williamsburg?! Hope the moose bars come in 31.8 at least…moose bars sounds familiar.

Hell nah! - 02/04/13 - 12:28pm

I’m sure all the hipster vegans would be all over this

Chuck Dick - 02/04/13 - 1:13pm

Amazing what lengths ignored-in-high-school kids will go through to get attention once they grow older.

a - 02/04/13 - 1:30pm

these bars are clearly ridiculous, and dangerous. however they do look as though they could offer different, and potentially comfortable, hand positions. I think an aluminum redisign with ergonomics and brake levers taken into account may yield a product worth trying.

Sam - 02/04/13 - 2:28pm

how much are they? they look very deer

VanMan - 02/04/13 - 5:53pm

Please tell me April fools is a couple months early this year. No one would actually be stupid enough to buy or sell this would they? Really?

JonDanger FTW - 02/04/13 - 8:15pm

The bar just keeps dropping lower and lower over here at the Bikerumor.

Andy - 02/04/13 - 10:45pm

On the contrary, maybe there are just too many aging, fat grouches like yourself with nothing better to do than moan and complain about every post. San Francisco hippie jokes? What is this, 1968?

Keep it up BR! I love looking at this stuff.

Surly Shawn - 02/05/13 - 1:20am

These are badass! But I would never ride with them. These have to be purely for showing off and for aesthetics purposes.

Design wise…awesome!

Mindless - 02/05/13 - 1:33am

@Andy: It it genuinely sad to hear that you love looking at this stuff. It is like an aged San Francisco hipping in 2013. Just sad.

DaleC - 02/05/13 - 10:34am

Mass-start legal?

Jarrod - 02/12/13 - 12:16pm

Yeah, I think antler handlebars are just an accident waiting to happen. I’m clumsy enough, so I don’t need any sharp objects waiting to pierce by body when I fall…

Deer Antler Plus - 04/02/13 - 5:15pm

Man! That bike is awesome!

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