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View Poll Results: What handlebars are you using?

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  • Drops

    48 44.04%
  • Bullhorn

    5 4.59%
  • Trekking

    10 9.17%
  • Flat

    24 22.02%
  • Mustache

    5 4.59%
  • Dirt/Rando Drops

    3 2.75%
  • Other

    12 11.01%
  • I ride with no hands like a boss

    2 1.83%
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    Definitely prefer shallow drops, although I have a flat bar on one of the bikes. Flats are ok on most rides, but i defer to the drop bars (I ride mostly on the hoods, drops on occasion, and flats rarely).
    "I had this baby hand made in Tuscany, from titanium blessed by the pope. It weighs less than a fart, and costs more than a divorce..."

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    Nitto rando drop bars on my converted High Plains MTB. Flat bars make my hands go numb after a few miles, foam grips, Ergon grips, doesn't matter. This never seems to happen when I am riding in the hoods. I am thinking of trying some Soma Highway One bars for another MTB conversion that is in the early stages.

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    Flat bars with bar ends on my commuter.
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    Drops on the road for me...anything longer than 5 miles or so.

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    On my '07 Sirrus DBC: Origin 8 42cm Alloy compact drops on My Alpine Monitor Pass hybridized '88 MTB SOMA oxfords.
    Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
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    For awhile I used flat bars on my Bridgestone MB-1 commuter with Origin8 drop bar ends. Eventually I set it up with drop bars, Shimano bar-cons and Tektro RL520 levers. I loved that setup; the lever are the most comfortable I've used on any bike.

    In that configuration I was using a Rhode Gear hood mount mirror I'd had for years. Vibration eventually took its tool and the mount broke. I'm addicted to having a mirror and couldn't come up with a decent solution.

    Eventually I bought a trekking bar on eBay and dug out my old Grip Shift setup. The bike looked great with the drop bar setup but the trekking bar is really the best for commuting.

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