Originally Posted by stevebiker
Most bikers I see are hunched over on those low-slung handlebars. Most of them say it's to reduce wind resistence. True, but I can't see riding bent over like that.
First, your back is bound to give you grief after awhile. Not exactly good posture.
Second, you have to lift your head up to see, which after awhile will probably result in a pain in the neck.
I like to right upright. Sure there's some wind resistence, but at least I'm riding in a natural style and not like some cro-magnum looking for loose change on the ground.
Hi, Captain Troll. Glad to contribute to the madness.
You are 100% perfectly entitled to ride your bike however you please, upright, leaned forward, or belly on the saddle if that's what works for you. If someone else rides differently, they are 100% entitled to ride that way, too. What you find as "the way to ride" is:
If you "can't see riding bent over like that", then DON'T.
You "like to ride upright"; good for you. Good. For. YOU. I ride leaning forward on my MTB, handlebar about level with my saddle, and yeah -- wind resistance is an issue. If I'm riding into a strong wind, I'll lean further forward, and see a benefit. When no longer necessary, I extend my arms again. So you ride however you like, and don't say SH** when the rest of us blow by you like you're an 8-year-old. If that doesn't matter to you either, then why are you here with your crap? OH YEAH -- Captain Troll, how quickly I forget. I guess all the perineal pressure over the years has given me short-term memory loss, too.