Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes: Concorde Track bike, Cramerotti Track bike, Brodie Unibomber, Concorde Road bike, Concorde Time Trial, Babboe City Bike
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skidding and riser/flat bars
so, after i busted my track frame and set up my new (temporary) road frame with all my old gear i decided to put on a chopped down trials bar. it looked totally dope, rode great, and felt super, but i had one complaint: it's way more effort to skid. because i can't move my hands farther forward it means that i have no options for chaning my body's fulcrum point. so yeah, i can skid it, but it's just way harder and i don't feel like i have the same control. also, i like to use skidding as a speed control method and as a fun thing that i just enjoy doing and i just found that bar style impractical for work.
just wondering how all you other cats deal. if you ride risers or flat bars is skidding an important part of your style? do you use the skip stop or rear end kick out style mostly? do you run a brake instead? (i see lots of pics of risers and flats with no brakes) do you throw on a longer stem? do you sacrifice skidding or just learn to make it work?
i've already switched back to my drops, but i don't want to give up on the trials bar yet, cause it just looked so sweet and felt so good for everything *but* skidding.
Last edited by b-ride; 10-14-06 at 09:52 PM.