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View Poll Results: What do you roll with?
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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Old 07-21-08, 09:19 PM   #1
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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:

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Old 07-21-08, 09:21 PM   #2
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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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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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Old 07-21-08, 10:37 PM   #6
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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deep drops

strongly dislike shallow drops
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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.
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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