My fellow Clydesdales,
With all the threads springing up on handlebar preferences, positions, and whatnot, I just wanted some clarification. It all started with this thread for me:
Where are your hands on the bar when you ride?
As mentioned in the above thread, I really prefer riding the curvy part of the tops of the drops...if you get my drift. That's where my hands are positioned about 80% of the time. Not the hoods, not the flat tops, and not the drops. I still use the other 3 positions based on just switching hand positions, climbing leverage, or AERO tucks for headwinds/downhills, etc.
My preferred hand position is the second picture from the left above.
Anyway, I was wondering, are there any NITTO Noodle users here? And if so, is that part really comfortable on your hands? The reason I ask is because the description for the bars on the Rivendell Bicycles website (http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/handl...ape/16111.html) has led me to believe that it would be the perfect road handlebar for a rider like me. That curvy part wasn't so comfortable on the Bianchi San Jose I test rode a while ago...but it's real comfortable on the 1970's 10-speed I rode into the ground.
Thanks in advance.