I recently converted my flat bar roadie to drops. However...
When I have the bar set so that the tops and hoods are comfortable (i.e. near level), the drops are too steep, and uncomfortable for anything greater than short "bursts" or downhill stretches into the wind.
When I have the bar set so that the drops are comfortable, it angles down the tops, and creates too steep a handrest on the hoods, so I either have to "hold on tight", or relax but smash the flesh between my thumb and index finger on the brake hoods. Angling up the brakes even more would not fix the problem, and it takes the levers out of reach from the drops.
Very frustrating. I spent a lot of time and effort making this conversion, and making it affordable.
My LBS recommended I go to Bontrager Select Flat Tops. Does anyone have experience with my problem, or with the recommended bar?