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Old 09-18-04, 02:58 PM   #1
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flat handlebars vs. raised, I need opionons

I just ordered some flat handlebars for my mountain bike. I will be racing this season. Does anybody know the advantages and disadvantes to having a flat handlebar compared to a slightly raised bar. I keep having nightmares that I am not going to be able to steer or control my bike as well as I normally do. Can I get some feedback from people who ride with flat handlebars.
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Old 09-19-04, 11:19 PM   #2
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Hey nabdo,

I read your cross post in the mtn bike forum.

First I want to say welcome to the forums.

Secondly, I want to say "cross posting" (same post in 2 or more threads) is to be avoided to reduce confusion. Not a biggie, just something we try to reduce (o.k., we delete duplicate threads) [Think, overbearing cop voice]But we'll let you off with a warning. Just don't let me catch you doing it again or it's the slammer for ya.

Thirdly, I noticed your location is Florida. What parts? Quite a few of us from down here. Not too many mountain bikers though. Fewer mountain biking females.

Again welcome.
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