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Old 03-01-21, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
Sure, but that doesn't mean that all places on the handlebar are equally convenient to be gripping for hand security. The drops offer generally better security than most other positions on a drop bar, and they allow you to maintain a good grip on the bars while simultaneously having your index finger ready to use the brake lever with excellent leverage and without the other fingers interfering.
I used to be on the drops most of the time because I did use the brakes a lot riding in busy city traffic most of the time.

Until I angled my hoods inwards, made it way more comfortable and also made the brake levers a lot easier to press without losing grip on the hoods.
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