When racing cyclocross, how much time do you spend in the drops vs. time spent with your hands on the brake hoods, vs. time spent with your hands on the horizontal part of the bar? Also, in what situation do you use each hand placement? For example, do you have your hands on the hoods for more technical riding (like tighter single track) and then use the drops for more wide open stuff where you are going faster? And do you spend enough time on te horizontal part to make those extra brake levers that some cross bikes have worthwhile? I have raced cyclocross before, but only on a mountain bike. Right now I am trying to size a new cross bike, and I am trying to get a feel for how I will be using it in the different positions.