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Old 03-01-21, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
If you think that your hoods are as secure as your drops, you haven't used your drops nearly enough.
I did with the drops before, including emergency braking from 60 kph where my rear wheel have started to get off the ground.

I simply found I can have the same braking performance and safety on the hoods with a few tweaks.

I do understand now how it would make others feel uneasy or unsafe around me if I'm in the group. I'll probably just wait for the 380mm dropbar to re-stock in our local outlets.

Then you should work on the rest of your setup. Drop bars should give you multiple viable hand positions for use in different situation - it's what they're there for; if they don't, you're doing something wrong.
Exactly why I bought dropbar bike in the first place. I still use the tops, ramps, and of course, the hoods.

Never going flatbar again.

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