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  • drop

    79 44.13%
  • bullhorn

    69 38.55%
  • straight

    12 6.70%
  • other

    19 10.61%
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    preferred handle bar types? poll

    what is everyone's preferred handlebar type and why?

    - drop

    - bullhorn

    - straight

    - other

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    at the moment: other: risers. for going short distances around the city, they seem ideal for upright, causal riding through traffic.

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    if our mods didn't suck, they'd mash all of the "preferred handlebar poll" threads into one "preferred handlebar poll" superthread.
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    i like the drop feel, but think on my next bike i'm going to get the bullhorns, nice on the uphill

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    I like my drops. I ride them every which way.
    Although I occasionally ride the flat part of my drops, it's a cyclocross thing i guess...

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    I voted drops, though I do like mustache bars (which are technically drops in a way)...

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    Hey,

    I voted flat (and riser). It seems like I always go back to it. If my frame was a bit more forgiving, ... argh. I like my old horse.

    T

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    i ride drops with brake hoods. the hoods are what i use for climbing. i really like getting in the drops when it's hammer time. cruising i ride on the flat or on the curve where it starts to drop before the hoods

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    I love how drops look but with all the hills around here, bullhorns are the best.

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    Pursuit bars. More aero position than bullhorns, slightly better climbing, look nicer, more usable hand positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    Pursuit bars. More aero position than bullhorns, slightly better climbing, look nicer, more usable hand positions.
    I think of pursuit bars as a type of bullhorn

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    drops, they have hoods like bullhorns, the drop for heavy wind and speed, and the flat on top for casual : )

    well, . . . some don't have hoods, but they're helpful

    i DID see some the other day i liked a lot though, they were straight but had the bar end mounts that went up (like a mountain bike) and down, so you could drop down if you wanted, they looked like a funktified "H" but looked reeeally comfy, if i ever switched, those'd be the ones : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramount View Post
    I think of pursuit bars as a type of bullhorn
    I don't.

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    always drops.

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    Bullhorn is a TT bar right?
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    I've just made the change from chop 'n flip to some nice drops, and I'm actually kinda regretting it.. Contemplating a move to risers, as I find I'm really leaning to get to the flat bar, tried the drops and it was ultimate for that position, really far down, and still comfortable to cycle, but I think that risers with Oury grips might be the new thing for me (never thought I'd consider it before, but today, the official 'almost' finish of my build! changed the cranks/chainline/gear inches up about 10). I tried to fit the front brake, but the bars are a bit wide for my short lever and so I rode brakeless for the first time, with a new gear ratio too!

    So to Summarise:

    Risers if you need the height, drops for the amount of positions, or chop 'n flip for the cheap & practical solution to having nice bars.

    I'm also thinking of experimenting with wood/flat handle bars to have something unique and comfortable. Want to try find a good strong wood with straight grains to take the pressure I think, wanna know they won't snap.

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    i like the way drop bars look, but bullhorns are WAY more comfy

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownfield View Post
    i like the way drop bars look, but bullhorns are WAY more comfy
    +1

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    wood bars seems like a great way to knock your teeth out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bionnaki View Post
    wood bars seems like a great way to knock your teeth out.
    I'll take that off the list so.. Technology not refind enough yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bionnaki View Post
    wood bars seems like a great way to knock your teeth out.
    as opposed to regular bars? Please elaborate on that....

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    Bullhorns for commuting. Drops for workout rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastronaut View Post
    as opposed to regular bars? Please elaborate on that....
    wood is just not as durable as metal especially when left to conditions where the wood would continuously expand and contract forming cracks over time.

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    I like these bull moose bars from an 85 Schwinn Sierra...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    Pursuit bars. More aero position than bullhorns, slightly better climbing, look nicer, more usable hand positions.
    +1, I kinda like the way you think
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