I've been riding my hybrid for 2 years now and like it an awful lot but one thing I've noticed is the grip (handlebars) on my road bike with the drop style handlebars felt more secure. I do time trails on back roads which although are in pretty decent shape there is the occasional bump and waviness in the roads.I've had situations where my hands almost came off the handlebar grips during these bumpy parts.
This never really happened when I rode a bike with the drop style handlebars. I could use my bar extensions but I like to keep my hand on the grip and brake lever at the same time on these fast descents and it was considerably easier to do with my road bike then with my hybrid.It has me a little concerned.
I guess this has to do with more weight being exerted downward into the handle bars on the drop style road bike since the riders weight is more forward plus simply the design of the drop handlebars are more user friendly or at least in this one aspect of going down hill at speed ?
Has anyone else been in a similar situation stitching from drop style of handlebars to the flat ones ?