So I rode with these for the first time ever a few days back on a specialized tricross and I do have to admit, they were very nice to ride with, but I did find then a bit twitchy when i had to dodge puddles or when I clipped stones. I was just wondering if this is something that I'd get used to and would go away with time or if everyone has this problem.
The reason I'm wondering is because I am hoping to buy a bike for touring. I will be using about 50% rough gravel track and 50% road and although the drop bars will obviously be good for the road section I'm wondering if I'll ever be able to ride them for long periods over rough gravel. Being able to do a bit of single track would also be nice.
If drops aren't a possibilty then is there any way to get a similar position whilst still maintaining the option of flat wider bars?