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Flat
63
25.71%
Hybrid
9
3.67%
Drop
117
47.76%
Moustache
19
7.76%
Other (?)
37
15.10%
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What handlebars do you have on your commuter?

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Old 01-20-07, 10:01 PM
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What handlebars do you have on your commuter?

What's your preference? Does your commute route affect your choice?
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Old 01-20-07, 10:20 PM
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I'm just used to flat bars. I ride in the city where it's good to be a little bit more upright to see the traffic better. If I were riding a 40-mile RT on quiet country roads, I would've gone for the drop bars.
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Old 01-20-07, 10:29 PM
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dig my moustache, baby

I started with flats, then mungo bars, then drops, now I just put the mungos back on. I really like them in a retro scorcher, wright bros. kind of way.
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Old 01-20-07, 10:32 PM
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Old 01-20-07, 11:02 PM
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North Road bars!
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Old 01-21-07, 12:00 AM
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Riser with Bar ends.
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Old 01-21-07, 01:38 AM
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drops and flat, depending on the bike.

I prefer the drops though, and doubt I'll buy/build another flat-bar bike.
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Old 01-21-07, 01:45 AM
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I currently I commute with Syntace Stratos 200 on my Fuji.
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I've used both flat and drop bars before but I find flat bars to be more stable for me.


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Old 01-21-07, 03:33 AM
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It depends on whether I take the road bike, the hybrid, or the Townie, my son's MTB has flat bars like my hybrid, my wife's hybrid has riser bars that are between the height of the flat bars and the Townie. I primarily ride my bikes, but occasionally ride theirs just to make sure they're still in tune.
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I use a flat bar as I like a "heads up" position in the city.
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Old 01-21-07, 04:49 AM
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albatross bars,
give a good balance between upright for seeing what is coming at you
and a more forward position for hill climbing.
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Old 01-21-07, 05:15 AM
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I use flat bars because I want to keep my bike's folded size compact... but if I were to change, I'd take a look at On-One Midge bars.
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Old 01-21-07, 05:36 AM
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Bog ordinary 70's SR Road Champion drops, because that was what was on there. I can be just as heads up on the hoods and shoulders as I could on flats, but I have the option to get low when I have a chance to really go for it. That said, I'm thinking of building a bike with flats, just to see how I like the hand positions.
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Flat+Bar ends
Best combo ever...
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Drops now. I've ridden a hybrid with commuter handlbar; I rode moustache bars for a while. I was afraid of the drops at first, but they're just fine in the city. I hardly ever go down into the drops, but between the hoods and on the flats in front, far more comfortable than the others. The moustache certainly looked coolest, but there was no place for your hands near the stem.


Edit: I forgot to mention that I put trekking handlebars (those butterfly things) on the hybrid. I forgot to mention them because I hate them. And they look stupid. Really stupid.
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Profile Designs 26 base bars.

Looking for a set of aero bars to go on top!
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Nashbar 7075 Lite Handlebar



Lightweight, cheap, and pretty comfortable. Slightly flexy when you are really hammering out of the saddle, similar to most light aluminum bars.
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Trekking bars.....love these things
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Started with flats, but switched to drops, which I much prefer, even for my 15 mi RT urban commute. I was concerned about not being heads-up enough in traffic, but I've not found the drops to be any problem. They are much more comfortable on the hands.

Having said that, though, the hybrid I'm buidling up for studded tire duty is going to have flats with bar ends.
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North Road bars. I have a set of Midge bars that I'm planning to try out, but I need to find some road levers and barcons.
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Old 01-21-07, 12:22 PM
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Trekking bars.
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Hey...it's the once per month "what handlebar?" thread/poll!

I can't resist.

Drops.

There's a reason why they persist, and why even with all of the experimentation with other bars, it always comes back to drops if you really want to go the distance.
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Old 01-21-07, 01:30 PM
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flat bar with barends on one bike
butterfly/trekking bars on the other
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