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    Does anyone tuck

    I've been messing around lately while out for a ride with resting my forearms on the bars. First time it was due to a good head wind. Well I noticed I picked up 2 mph on my cateye monitor. I really didn't think it made that much of a difference. I almost want to by those handles that look like horns for windier days

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    i tuck in headwinds and downhills

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    From the title I thought this thread was going to be about nads.

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    Senior Member Oldhead's Avatar
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    this made me laugh

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    Gotta be honest, I did too! Now that I understand, have to say a hybrid with straight bars is not conducive to "tucking" at least in my experience.

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    Figure 8 bend trekking bars when you reach or the far bend in front, and bend your elbows ,
    then you can get the lower torso bent over, posture ..

    straight bar controls swap right over.

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    This one of the reasons I just purchased a trekking bar. Looking forward to being able to use the bar for comfortable tucking and multiple hand positions.

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    When I'm heading a pace line whilst riding my Hybrid, I simply grip either side of my stem and tuck. Works a treat.
    Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er

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    I've got aerobars on all of my bicycles ... so yes ... I "tuck"

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    I'll "scrunch" on an extended down hill slope. I don't really have hills.

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