I was wondering if it's possible to add trekking handlebars to a hybrid bike. I have a Giant hybrid (below), and I was looking at adding the Nashbar trekking handlebars. I'd love to do some touring but I don't have enough for a new bike and I can't handle the straight handlebars for too long.
Giant Cypress '03
Nashbar trekking handlebars
I've read that there is an issue doing this with mountain bikes but what about the hybrid? Especially I'm curious about the brake levers and the grip shifters. Does anyone know how much this might run me at a bike shop? I've tried reading up on this but I haven't had luck in finding the right information. Thanks.