The group at Answer Products/Hayes Bicycle are certainly a gentlemanly bunch. They stay classy by offering show goers the chance to musk up for service with Old Spice and Brut aftershave, and have gentlemanly games of sport that sometimes escalate to, well, to this. We can’t all have the salt and pepper beard of a gentleman like Hayes marketing man Scott Struve, so for the rest of us Answer is offering their new Gentleman Collection of ProTaper handlebars.
After surviving a night of gentlemanly challenges with the Hayes crew, we were lucky enough to catch an exclusive first look at the new bars.
More after the break.
Like the other unique handlebar designs Answer has shown, the Gentleman’s Collection utilizes a really cool proprietary Military grade hard anodization process that results in graphics that are as durable as the anodized finish. This ensures that your flannel or hounds tooth finish will continue to look great even after taking some undignified diggers.
Details aren’t finalized for the bars, but these will likely be limited to the 720 and 780mm wide ProTaper bars with various rises. As far as individual patterns, there will be multiple colors of Plaid Flannel, Herringbone, Hounds Tooth, and Paisley Day Dream – which funny enough was apparently the name of the band Scott played in back in high school. No official availability, but we were told – soon.
Supposedly there may be some gloves and other soft goods in the works with matching patterns, you know, if having plaid bars wasn’t enough as it is.