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Compact bars....any use for rider who rides 100% on hoods ?

Ezy RiderEzy Rider Posts: 415
edited August 2011 in Road beginners
what do you say ?

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  • PseudonymPseudonym Posts: 1,032
    compact bars usually offer a shorter reach as well as a shallower drop - so the answer is not as simple as your question implies...
  • andrewjosephandrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    if you never use the drops, why have you got them on the bike? Get flat bars.

    i have compact drops, but i spend a lot of time in the drops.
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    Burls Ti Tourer for Tarmac, Saracen aluminium full suss for trails
  • you answered your own question
  • NickelNickel Posts: 505
    With compact drops you may find you start riding in the drops more, before I got my Allez I was borrowing my dads orbea, same size frame at 54cm but I just couldnt ride in the drops due to the deep drop bars, but with the compacts on my Allez I cant ride for ages in the drops.
  • solboysolboy Posts: 368
    Pseudonym wrote:
    compact bars usually offer a shorter reach as well as a shallower drop - so the answer is not as simple as your question implies...
    +1 about the reach
  • If you are 100% on the hoods it begs the question: Can you reach the drops if you wanted to? A shorter stem usually makes the drops more reachable.
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