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Newbie question: What is a dropbar with ergobend??(3 posts)

Newbie question: What is a dropbar with ergobend??Speedy Donderbal
Nov 26, 2001 5:31 AM
I hear talking about different kinds of bars, what is the difference between them and why does one ride faster than another. They all look the same to me...

Can someone explain that to me please??
re: Newbie question: What is a dropbar with ergobend??Jofa
Nov 26, 2001 6:58 AM
Traditional dropped bars have a smooth radius curve forming the drops, which many riders find uncomfortable as their weight is concentrated on a small part of their hands which can cause numbness. 'Anatomic' bars interrupt this curve with either a straight section or a smaller convex curve in the other direction- like a chicane. This fills in the gap allowing the weight to be spread evenly across your hands.
Riders with small hands dislike these as it can make the brake levers difficult to reach from the drops, and pro's don't like them because they're accustomed to ordinary bars and see no reason to change. Everybody else seems to get on with them, but you can pick and choose as there are a variety of shapes available. Comfort is the factor here, not speed- handlebars don't have anything to do with how fast you go.

Thanx :-)Speedy Donderbal
Nov 26, 2001 11:05 PM