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Originally Posted by EatMyA** View Post
I choose to keep the drop bars. if I want visibility and yada yada yada, I grab on to my bullhorns....I mean my brake hoods. same thing.

drop bars just take more abdominal endurance and require different skills to learn like looking behind you under your armpit instead of over your shoulder. if you dont have either of these skills, the desire,or physical shape to acquire them the go with bullhorns just slightly better than flat bars since they offer one extra hand position.

on a possite note although many perfectly fine drop bars are being chopped to make these things, they are pretty looking and "hot" at the moment.
I believe the thrust of the thread is track drops: no brake hoods.

I went from bullhorns to road bars with brake hoods/levers and have actually never ridden real track drops. I loved my bullhorns, and like the road bars. And since going to road bars, I can actually envision using track drops on the road now. I ride down in the drops quite often now. (only about 5cm drop from saddle.) I used to rag on drops as being stupid for the street, but for some/many, it can be fine. I think fitness accounts for a lot though. And flexibility.
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