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Old 07-11-06, 08:55 AM   #1
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Mountain drop bars

Are there any manufacturers that are making a mtb specific (road type) drop handle bar? Perhaps not a full drop as in the standard road bar, but more of a shallow drop? If so, can you tell me the makers and what kind of brake levers work with them and with V brakes? Thanks.
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Old 07-11-06, 09:09 AM   #2
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drop bars on a hardtail?
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on-one's midge bars might be along those lines?

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Why do you feel the need for drop bars? Are you a roadie trying to break into MTB's? Is it for aerodynamics?

I don't think there would be much benefit b/c they're pretty narrow. It'd be difficult to get good leverage and control. (IMO)
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you can use a stem that drops the bars a little. i think drop bars are more for cyclocross.

*edit*and flat bars if you arent using them already*
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try getting some WTB mtb drop bars. I had a pair on a bike back in the early 90's and they worked great. They gave me tons of different hand positions. Nashbar sells a little pulley that lets you use roadbike levers with vee-brakes.
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Old 07-12-06, 12:06 AM   #7
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Thanks all. I just like the various hand positions I get from drop bars. I ride my mtb equally on the trail and road, and don't like adjusting to two different bikes. I just change my tires and I'm set.
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