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Old 03-01-21, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
I simply found I can have the same braking performance and safety on the hoods with a few tweaks.
Nope.

From the drops, you fingers will be lower on the levers, which means that you need much less force/effort for the same braking power. You'd also have your thumbs hooked in a position where it'd be much more difficult for a bump to jolt your hand(s) upwards and make you completely lose your grip, unlike on the hoods. In groups, riding in the drops will also decrease the likelihood of your bars getting hooked by another rider (though I guess if you don't have drops, they can't get hooked).
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