aka Phil Jungels
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Aurora, IL
Bikes: 08 Specialized Crosstrail Sport, 05 Sirrus Comp
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Adjusting your body angle more to the front, will lower your center of gravity, and make high speed cornering more secure, like in the drops.
I , also, have bar ends, which gives me a few more hand positions. Just grabbing them gives me a position similar to riding on the fronts of the drops, and hooking my thumbs on them, near their base, is akin to riding on the hoods. (Yes, I know it is higher) You can do this sitting semi upright, upright, or leaned down frontwards.
I actually find my semi flat bars more secure, and comfortable, and they definitely help my bad back and arthritis.