angle of drops...

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Maz, 9 Apr 2008.

  1. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    On most dropbar bikes, is the angle of the drops normally adjustable?
  2. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    only place it could be
  3. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

    What are you on about? :smile:
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    yes the angle is adjustable.
  5. The bar is of course a length of aluminium tubing (or steel, carbon, whatever) which is bent to a certain shape and that's what shape it is, you can't change that except by buying a different bar.
    Bars do come in different shapes, with deeper or shallower drops, round-curved drops or 'anatomic' curves (straight sections rather than a regular round curve, supposed to be more comfortable to hold), wider or narrower, etc

    If you actually mean can you loosen something and adjust the bars you've got, then yes you can loosen the bolts which hold the bars to the front of the stem and then rotate the bars up or down, which will alter the angle of the drops and also place them further away or nearer to you.

    But it'll also move where the brake/shifter levers are, so depending what you're after you'll perhaps find they're now too far away or at the wrong angle for your wrist so you'll need to move them up or down the curve of the drops a bit - if only a little bit, you can do it without having to remove the bartape.
    And it'll also pull/loosen the brake cable slightly so you'll have to adjust at the brake end.
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    No I dont beleive it is - hence the fact most 'roadies' are quite stiff and never let-on ! :smile:
  7. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

    Thanks for the replies. Most informative.
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

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