Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
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Bars are only an issue as for individual comfort/preference.
Agree, flat and cruise-type bars put person into a more upright position which will eventually translate into more weight on the buns and less choices for hands positioning.
Drop bars put weight ideally one-third on hands/pedals/butt. However, having said that, not everyone will choose drop bars to due body flexibility limitations/preferences.
Cruiser bars give me the feeling of less control, perhaps to the more laid back postion. Flat bars, depending on width, give good control but limited hand positons. Drops bars, again in proper width, give very good control and many hand position options. Because you have drop bars does not mean you 'have to' ride in the drops only. On longer rides, we vary our hand postions on the drops quite regularly to what feels comforable at the time.
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem