Handlebar angle

Defy Posts: 7
edited May 2010 in Road beginners
Hi all!

Any ideas as to what the angle of my handlebars should be? I've just fitted some tri bars and have angles the handlebars now so that they are perfectly horizontal. I've noticed some race bike pics that people have tilted their bars forward more.

Any suggestions?




  • Defy
    Defy Posts: 7
    here's what my current set-up looks like:



  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Looks fine to me...
    If you dip your bars down a little at the front, it can make it difficult to stay on the hoods, as your hands push forward.
    Position is a personal thing, and if you feel comfortable now... Leave them. :wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Me too, I have the tops dead level. I spend 95% of my time on the hoods, so that has to be comfy.
  • Defy
    Defy Posts: 7
    Ok thanks guys!