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  • Regular road drop bars

    61 53.04%
  • Mtb flat or Mtb riser

    24 20.87%
  • One of the above with add on Aero bars or bar ends

    7 6.09%
  • Some funky alt bars like moustache, Nitto, Velo orange, On one Mary etc.

    23 20.00%
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    Poll-handlebar preferences

    I was curious how many commuters use what type of handlebars. I'm having fun with my new bars that look a lot like this:
    Last edited by slowjoe66; 07-21-08 at 10:23 PM.
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    RANS T-bars.

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    Drop, hands down.

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    I have three commuter bikes. One has drops, one has MTB risers and the third has recumebent "tweener" handlebars.

    Ironically, this morning my daily commute went from 3 miles to zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowjoe66 View Post
    I was curious how many commuters use what type of handlebars. I'm having fun with my new bars that look a lot like this:

    Are those the pyramid North Road bars or Nitto Dove bars?
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    I'm also thinking of getting either the VO Tourist or the VO Left Bank bars. Need to figure out the drivetrain first causwe the Left Bank can't take mtb shifters.

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    carbon risers for hybrizillaed Kona blast!

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    Used to use riser MTB bars, but, after a few years of headwinds, decided regular drop bars were the best choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    Are those the pyramid North Road bars or Nitto Dove bars?
    Those pictured are Velo Orange Milan (I think), the ones I have are generic, yet similar that the LBS had laying around for 13 bucks. I jumped on them to try something different than my flat mtb bars and bar ends.
    I don't have a solution but I admire the problem!

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    Bullhorns

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    Drops - spring, summer, fall

    Flats with bar ends - winter, snow bike.

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    Drops [with custom pogies for winter]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    Are those the pyramid North Road bars or Nitto Dove bars?
    My North Roads have more sweep than those.

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    Moustache on the solo commuter, drop bars on the tandem.

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    Drops with aeros.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Bullhorns (DIY)

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    Classic drops.
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    I raised my stem and changed to these handlebars



    about a year ago to help with aching neck. But I'm about to go back to drop handlebars. I think that with the adjustable stem I can find a height that keeps my neck from getting sore, I want the additional hand positions available with road bars, and I want to be able to go into the drops when the wind comes up.

    Finally, and I hate to admit this, but I like the look of drop handlebars better.
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    Bars

    Albatross bars all the way. Comfortable, and I can see everything with no sore neck.
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    Trekking Bars.
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    bullhorns with Elk hide
    yes . . . .my legs are sore

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Drops [with custom pogies for winter]
    picts of the pogies?
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    Interesting that drop bars are rating so high in this poll. The general public, (including bike companies & magazine publishers) seem to think that bicycle commuters have straight bars, baggy rain suits and a huge messenger bag over their shoulder. At least that's how we are portrayed in stories and ads.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    deep drops

    strongly dislike shallow drops
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMACH 5 View Post
    Interesting that drop bars are rating so high in this poll. The general public, (including bike companies & magazine publishers) seem to think that bicycle commuters have straight bars, baggy rain suits and a huge messenger bag over their shoulder. At least that's how we are portrayed in stories and ads.
    There was a thread a while ago with a picture of a TT frame with flat bars on it (a Giant, if I recall correctly). It was being marketed as a commute bike because flat bar = commuter. Duh!

    On the other hand, if you put a set of drop bars on a nice old rigid MTB, you come off as something of a Fred.



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