My own worst nightmare
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
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IIRC, the drops should usually be about 15 degrees up from horizontal, for optimum drop-riding position. For riding on the hoods, position the brake levers so that your wrists aren't pivoted up or down while you're riding on them. Your elbows should be slightly bent, and the angle between your back and your upper arms should be about 90 degrees.
Whatever you do, DON'T position the bar such that your elbows are locked.
It looks, from the site in your sig, like you've had a pro fitting done. D'you think that, for a nominal fee, they'd do a follow-up with you, to set these angles? A good pro fitting should include this anyway. We spent a good 45 minutes on bar height/position and hood position at my fitting.
Last edited by madpogue; 08-25-04 at 10:37 PM.