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Old 06-15-21, 02:20 PM
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I had bullhorns on my single speed for years, and never got used to them. I recently switched back to drops on that bike; even though the drops are too deep for me to ever use in any practical situation on that bike, gripping the hoods is a much more comfortable riding style for me than gripping a round bar. Paradoxically, with the bullhorns, I frequently found myself gripping the actual brake levers in order to get low enough.

Re the OP, if you're experiencing hand discomfort from the location of the bends in the bar it's likely that a) you would be better off with a different bar shape or b) you're putting too much weight onto your hands. I usually ride with about as much weight on my bars as I would on the steering wheel of my car.
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