Slow and unsteady
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: St Louis, MO
Bikes: Bacchetta Agio, Bacchetta Giro 20, Trek 520
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Not everyone likes riding drop handlebars. After riding both flat and drop bars, I've settled on flat bars with bar-ends. Works for me. Doesn't work for everybody.
If you don't have a preference, I'd suggest that you experiment with the flat handlebars you have on the bike first. Don't forget to try bar-ends if you feel you need more positions. I find that drop handlebars give me 2.5 useful hand positions, but the bars are too narrow and I don't like the brake position at all. I get about 2.5 useful hand positions on flat bars w/bar-ends, and I like the width and brake position.
And then if you don't like the bars you have, think about drop bars. There are also trekking bars (lots of hand positions), moustache bars, randonneuring bars, etc.