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Old 11-30-08, 03:30 PM   #1
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What are the most comfortable handlebars?

I'm thinking of turning an old mountain bike into a road bike b/c I like the frame and love the low gears. Straight bars really bother my wrists. I seem to be most comfortable on regular drop bars with my hands on the brake hoods. I know there are a lot of bars out there in all kinds of shapes and I know there a lot of bar add-ons to make even more hand positions possible. just asking for some recommendations of possible bars or add ons that would work well for someone who prefers the hands-on-hoods position. Thanks!
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Old 12-01-08, 11:30 AM   #2
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How about just something with some sweep like the On One Space bar or some north roads.
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Originally Posted by mackerel View Post
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Yes, In order for your wrist to stop hurting you have to get your weight OFF them and more on
your butt. You may also need a new stem & seat but take them one step at a time.

All that said........get your weight off your wrist!!
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Old 12-01-08, 02:52 PM   #5
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Ergon Grips too, for straight bars. They're pricey, but worth it. I love mine.
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I would second something like the North Road.

Putting drops on a MTB entails some different parts (shifters, brake levers, etc). Also, the geometry may not be desirable after the drops are added.
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Old 12-02-08, 06:32 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by nahh View Post
Ergon Grips too, for straight bars. They're pricey, but worth it. I love mine.
Which model do you like? I was just looking at the ones with the integrated bar ends, but didn't know if they're worth the extra $$.
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