Do you prefer flat bars or drop bars and why?

AndyRM

XOXO
Location
North Shields
Drops for me. More hand positions.
 

wafter

Über Member
Location
Oxford
Drops - more hand (and by extension body) positions, prefer the shifting format although tbh haven't used any modern flat bar alternatives.
 

YukonBoy

The Monch
Location
Inside my skull
I have neither drops not flat bars on my recumbent. Is your mind blown yet?
 
Flats are perfect ... providing you never cycle into headwind, never ride up any hills, and don't mind putting extra effort in to go the same speed,
and of course if you never want an alternative hand position. All these caveats only apply to wannabee racers and don't apply to ordinary cyclists
 

MntnMan62

Well-Known Member
Location
Northern NJ
Depends on what kind of biking I'm doing. For road biking I prefer drops. For mountain biking I prefer flat or bars meant for mountain biking. First, they need to be wider than road bars. And for added hand positions I put bar ends on them.
 
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