I'm thinking I could quite happily handle a lower riding possition on my hybrid with a straight bar. It's as low as it'll go so I'll need new bars. Obviously drops would be the way to go but - please humour me on this - I just did a quick sketch of what I really had in mind.
1. is my current setup
3. is my design - perhaps a little exagerated, but roughly that sort of shape. Crucially, it still uses MTB levers and shifters on the horizontal bar, but with a lower, more forward grip. Bar ends in the middle of the bar could add an alternate riding possition.
So - back of the envelope stuff, just throwing it out there.
Does it already exist? If so, what's it called? If not, is there a good reason why not?