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Originally Posted by MillieKY View Post
I DO ride a cruiser style hybrid, but now that I'm out on it a lot and know what I need, I think saving up for a road bike is in my future. Have you all had success moving from a more upright to a road bike? Obviously I won't be back on my tailbone as much but for me sometimes bending down (while standing) causes the same kind of pain as sitting on it. I wonder if drop bars wouldn't cause that same positional pain.
I slipped on ice and cracked my tailbone several years ago. Sitting upright in the same sort of position a person would sit on a hybrid was agony, but riding my road bicycle was all right.

You don't need to have the drop bars very low ... I have a relatively upright position on my road bicyce compared with others, but it still leaned me forward enough to take the pressure off the tailbone.
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