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Old 11-27-12, 01:36 AM
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Post your Flat Bar Road Bikes here...

Ok, all you proud Flat Bar riders, let's see them.
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Old 11-27-12, 02:08 AM
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*eagerly awaits the usual comments about how flatbar bikes inherently "upright" from freds who haven't used the drop portion of their bars since 2003*
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isnt there a hybrids forum?
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isnt there a hybrids forum?
We have decided that flat bar road bikes are infact road bikes, and not hybrids - so we are driving them all away
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We have decided that flat bar road bikes are infact road bikes, and not hybrids - so we are driving them all away
Encroachment upon the 41 is quite seriously frowned upon!

There are very hard and steadfast rules as to just what differentiates a genuine road bike from that of degenerate variant, called a "hybrid"...

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We have decided that flat bar road bikes are infact road bikes, and not hybrids - so we are driving them all away
Correct

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lets see watts saved by Zipp 404's, around 10-20.

watts lost by flat bars 100 plus.
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....points gained for not following like sheep + 200
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....points gained for not following like sheep + 200
Anyone can put together a combination grossly inappropriate for the task at hand, and make himself unique because no one else is stupid enough to choose the completely wrong tool.

Most of us learned in high school that acting out, simply for the sake of being unique was not terribly bright.
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*eagerly awaits the usual comments about how flatbar bikes inherently "upright" from freds who haven't used the drop portion of their bars since 2003*
Some of us actually ride a road bike as it was intended. I suffer in the drops enough to be offended by your self righteous statement.
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....points gained for not following like sheep + 200
So you aren't a sheep you just strive to be accepted by the "sheep". Now I understand. That is why you are posting those flat bar things in the road forum correct?
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lets see watts saved by Zipp 404's, around 10-20.

watts lost by flat bars 100 plus.
Why would anyone do that to such nice bikes???
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So you aren't a sheep you just strive to be accepted by the "sheep". Now I understand. That is why you are posting those flat bar things in the road forum correct?
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Anyone can put together a combination grossly inappropriate for the task at hand, and make himself unique because no one else is stupid enough to choose the completely wrong tool.

Most of us learned in high school that acting out, simply for the sake of being unique was not terribly bright.
shhhh, don't tell anyone, but I don't actually own one.

Please mods move this over to the HYBRID forum. Clearly I was wrong to think they were road bikes.
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Sucessful troll is successful.
I've IM'ed a Mod to have it moved out. I initially didn't think it was going to receive negative resonses.
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I use it on the road sometimes. It has flat bars. :-)
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Correct

Kicking off with....
At least all the stems are slammed. I hear that's a big plus around these parts.
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I use it on the road sometimes. It has flat bars. :-)
It looks like your bike is about to be shot.
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Has it been proving that flat bars are inherently less aero? At the same height, and the same width.

Doubt it - if anything it's easier to crouch down with palms facing down.
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Has it been proving that flat bars are inherently less aero? At the same height, and the same width.

Doubt it - if anything it's easier to crouch down with palms facing down.

at the same height as what?

are you graemme obree? when flat bars are aero, they are not comfortable or easy to control the bike with
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I use it on the road sometimes. It has flat bars. :-)
Looks like it has risers rather than flat bars.
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Has it been proving that flat bars are inherently less aero? At the same height, and the same width.

Doubt it - if anything it's easier to crouch down with palms facing down.
I'm pretty sure if that were true we would be seeing some flat bars in the pro peloton.

I guess that if your aero bars are the same height and width as the flats on my road bike there would be no difference in that one position. However, when in that position I am much less aero than in the hoods or the drops.
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