Mountain Biking - Mountain drop bars
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Are there any manufacturers that are making a mtb specific (road type) drop handle bar? Perhaps not a full drop as in the standard road bar, but more of a shallow drop? If so, can you tell me the makers and what kind of brake levers work with them and with V brakes? Thanks.
07-11-06, 09:09 AM
07-11-06, 04:28 PM
on-one's midge bars might be along those lines?
Why do you feel the need for drop bars? Are you a roadie trying to break into MTB's? Is it for aerodynamics?
I don't think there would be much benefit b/c they're pretty narrow. It'd be difficult to get good leverage and control. (IMO)
you can use a stem that drops the bars a little. i think drop bars are more for cyclocross.
*edit*and flat bars if you arent using them already*
07-11-06, 06:24 PM
try getting some WTB mtb drop bars. I had a pair on a bike back in the early 90's and they worked great. They gave me tons of different hand positions. Nashbar sells a little pulley that lets you use roadbike levers with vee-brakes.
Thanks all. I just like the various hand positions I get from drop bars. I ride my mtb equally on the trail and road, and don't like adjusting to two different bikes. I just change my tires and I'm set.
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