hey all, me again with another (perhaps stupid) question, well maybe not stupid cause I once heard it said that the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask for fear of seeming foolish ... hopefully it's true .
so here it is
what's the deal with dropped handle bars ? are they just for racers or what ?
I have plans to buy a hybrid type cyclecross bike for commuting when I head home downunder, and I am wondering is it worth getting some dropped bars for the beast. Apart from the fact they look cool (I think), do they serve a definite purpose. My reasoning is this, I rode 90km on a straight bar womens comfort bike, and that made my wrists (and the rest of me ) hurt. I figure dropped bars get your wrists running up and down like they want to (least mine do) so maybe that is better for long rides. But since this bike would be used mainly for commuting will there be anything lost by the use of dropped bars (I also plan on doing the odd century and a half to my parents place on the holidays etc... but mostly shorter 15-20km stretches I should think).
I ahve a few more Q's but I will leave them for now ... see how well I am progressing with my bike knowledge, I know what dropped bars are now
anyway cheers guys