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Old 03-09-08, 10:29 PM   #1
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hybrid handlebars

Do hybrid handlebars allow one to go/toggling/switching from more vertical to more horizontal position?
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Old 03-10-08, 04:44 PM   #2
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Do hybrid handlebars allow one to go/toggling/switching from more vertical to more horizontal position?
Most hybrids I've seen have more or less flat handlebars, which don't really let you switch positions very much. I personally like the more upright/vertical riding position on my hybrid, despite its aerodynamic disadvantages. I don't enjoy being bent over too far forward. For me, the only problem with the flat handlebars is that my hands stay in the same position all the time, and after a while, they get numb. You can add bar ends that will let you change hand positions--or you can buy "touring bars" that are curved so that you have different hand positions--but the position of your upper body will be about the same.
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Old 03-10-08, 07:03 PM   #3
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Bar Ends are great.
i use the Cane Creek Ergo II and I really like them.

http://www.canecreek.com/ergo-control-ii-bar-ends.html
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Bar Ends are great.
i use the Cane Creek Ergo II and I really like them.

http://www.canecreek.com/ergo-control-ii-bar-ends.html
Those look a LOT better than the ones I used to use. I may have to get some of those!
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Old 03-11-08, 06:53 PM   #5
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Agreed!

The ones I have seen look like a stabbing waiting to happen. Or something to hang my purse on when the bike is in the house. I like these and it looks like I can keep my padded palm grips too!
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