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Old 09-17-04, 11:08 AM   #1
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Flat bar road bikes

I don't find anything on flat bar road bikes, Would like to hear of other who ride them. I have ridden the Spec. Sirrus for about 4 years (now on my second one) and for an older person (I,m 76), it is just the thing. I no longer can get down into the drops for long rides, and the wider bar makes it more confortable. If you are an older active rider, give one a try. Keep Peddlin
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Old 09-17-04, 11:13 AM   #2
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I am not an older person (23) but I still choose a flat bar for my first bike. I ride a Felt SR91 and it's great. If I get in better shape and ever decide to race then I will likely pick up a drop bar bike but for now with commutes and long rides the flat bar is fine. In traffic I feel like I have a little more control and also a little extra height to peer over cars with.
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Old 09-17-04, 11:28 AM   #3
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Melo, agree with you. It's what I commute on - or used to. Didn't have clearance for anything bigger than a 700x20c so it is a pain hitting 20 miles of potholes a day so I'm building the groupset onto an old MTB for the commute. But if it had had the clearance for 28 or 32 c tyres I'd have stayed with it. The riding position is great for visibility and comfort and it's a fleet machine. And with bar ends you can still stretch out a bit and get below the headwind.
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