drop bars on a hybrid

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Biglad82, 19 Jul 2012.

  1. Biglad82

    Biglad82 Active Member

    Would ya ?
    Have ya ?
    Why ?
    Why not ?

    Just a passing thought. Just for a different ride position And no I Dont just need to buy a road bike. Mark
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Wouldn't a hybrid with drop bars be a road or cyclocross bike? Although it does depend on what you mean by a hybrid...presumably you'd need to change the brakes, gear shifts and all sorts. Cheaper just to buy a drop bar bike in the first place (I assume you don't have a bike as are asking about bikes)

    Bar ends are the usual solution on a flat bar bike to add more hand positions
  3. OP

    Biglad82 Active Member

  4. Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    North West
    I've read in a mag and been told that fitting drop bars to a hybrid bike is a big no no, when I asked why I was told that having the brake levers of a drop bar is not a good idea with disc brakes, something to do with the sensitivity of pulling the lever compared to a straight bar set up. To explain it further I was told it'd be like braking with your left foot in a car
  5. rollinstok

    rollinstok Well-Known Member

    I'd stick with normal bar ends. I wouldn't fancy having to reach for the brakes fast in an emergency if I was on those drop bar ends.. might just be me but I think they look dangerous... sorry my mistake I just had a look at other photos and saw you are supposed to add brakes to them... bit of an expensive way to go about things unless you needed new brakes/ shifters anyway.
  6. It depends on the hybrid, if it a flat bar road bike its doable; I and a few others have done it with the sirrus. Braking is far from ideal though if you use sti levers, these don't pull enough cable for v brakes.
  7. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    It's a lot of faffing about for little gain.

    Get some L shaped bar ends and enjoy all the extra hand positions whilst remaining upright (better for the back).
  8. OP

    Biglad82 Active Member

  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    From a US company - hope you don't get stung by customs when they reach the UK....?
  10. OP

    Biglad82 Active Member

    Got them already, cost 9 notes from local bike shop, that was the first web page I came across with them on
    vickster likes this.
  11. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    UK City of Culture
    My commuter - on-one pompino. alfine hub, midge bars, disc brakes, bar end shifter.
    More of a mongrel than a hybrid
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