I've been considering fitting my old Saracen rigid MTB with drop handlebars, as part of a conversion to make it more useable as a 'cross bike, but I'm confused about the bars. I've seen several sets of bars labeled as "dirt drops", but what's the difference between them and regular drops? Is it simply that regular drops aren't as strong? Since I'm hoping to keep the bike useable as an MTB as well as a 'crosser, is strength likely to be an issue?
Thanks in advance