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Old 10-13-16, 01:39 AM
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If your roads end up mushy and crappy, a flat bar bike is better than a cyclocross bike.

For the same reason they use flat bar on mountain bikes - because the wider bar gives you a lot better leverage for handling, which you need to keep the bike upright and stable when what you're riding on is bumpy and unstable.

That's my opinion at least. My summer bike is a curly bar, but my winter bike had to be a flat bar.
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