- road bike handlebars
should the drops be level with the ground?Posted 8 years ago
The drops should be whatever angle they feel comfortable to you at, I think mine are around 10 deg upwards, many are higher.Posted 8 years ago
i always used to think that… i now run with the tops level with the groud and the hoods angled slightly up…. much more comfyPosted 8 years ago
OP sit on the bike with the bras loose in the stem, then position yourself in the drops and see what’s comfy. A balance between not sliding off the back and not feeling pushed to the front is what I aim for.
Then set sti positionPosted 8 years ago
Usually level or slight angle, if they’re like 20deg+ then you’re probably doing it as an easy way to rotate the hoods up as the bike doesn’t fit properly…Posted 8 years ago
some bars are quite different to others.
I have the same bars on both bikes and they are at quite different angles. (mostly due to a 10mm shorter ETT)Posted 8 years ago
cheers guys will play with it tonight.Posted 8 years ago
I was told they’re always somewhere between horisontal and pointing at the rear dropout and set them up on that basis.Posted 8 years ago
i have the tops flat so i can rest my forearms along them, and the drops at whatever angle that makes them – if i’m on the drops i’m usually forward so i can reach the brakes anyway, really only use the ends if it’s particularly windy or i need a change of position.
make the bits you use most of the time work for your style of riding.Posted 8 years ago
Theres a million different types of drop bar shapes so no hard and fast rule. I set mine up to be comfortable on the tops since thats where i spend most of my time, and that means they are flat.Posted 8 years ago
cycnic-al,I prefer the “bras” to be out of position,but your “not sliding off the back” is good advice.Posted 8 years ago
Used to point them at the back axle, and then adjust from there for comfort.Posted 8 years ago
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