|Rotating Hoods Inward||Mr Nick|
Sep 21, 2003 5:46 PM
|For fun this afternoon I tried rotating my hoods inward to put my wrists at a more natural angle. Similar to a hand shake. Feels pretty good. Does anyone else do this, or are you supposed to have the hoods point straight ahead?|
|re: Rotating Hoods Inward||NJPhil|
Sep 21, 2003 5:53 PM
|Never seen that done before, what does that do to your reach to the levers while in the drops?|
|re: Rotating Hoods Inward||Mr Nick|
Sep 21, 2003 5:55 PM
|Actually makes them a little easier to get to because the lever is slightly projected outward.|
|That's fine for riding on the hoods. . .||MisJG|
Sep 21, 2003 5:53 PM
|but what about braking? Having any difficulty reaching the levers from the drops?|
|Levers kick outward slightly so actually easier to grab (nm)||Mr Nick|
Sep 21, 2003 5:59 PM
|re: Rotating Hoods Inward||MVN|
Sep 21, 2003 7:31 PM
|I recently did that with my 5200, never tried it on my old bike though. Don't know what made me try it, but now I have no more numbness in my left hand (a problem before) and both "on hoods/in drops" positions are more comfortable. I think you can set them up in whatever position is comfortable. To he!! with anybody who criticizes it.
|Creates a new aero position||bimini|
Sep 22, 2003 5:08 AM
|I have my Campy ergo levers tilled in slightly for the sole reason of getting yet another very good position on the bike.
I curl my little fingers under the lever and rest my palms on the tops of the hoods. I then rest my wrists on the top of the handlebars. I then get my body down level with the road. It creates a race legal aero position that is almost as good as aerobars. I can now hold this postion comfortably for 15-20 minutes.
By tilling the top of the hoods in it gets your arms in a possiton so they can rest on the handlebar comfortably.
I saw several riders doing this on the solo breakaways in the TDF.
|Sure, I've done it ever since||Mel Erickson|
Sep 22, 2003 5:44 AM
|I started building my own bikes in 1972. Every bike I've owned since then has had the hoods angled inward. It gives me a more natural and comfortable position. When setting up a new bike I usually tighten the levers on the bar enough to grab but not so tight that I can't move them. I then ride around for 15-20 minutes and adjust them for the most comfortable position. Afterwards I tighten them down and wrap the bar. I have absolutely no problem braking from the drops (or shifting for that matter).|
|..and also jacking 'em up||cyclopathic|
Sep 22, 2003 8:27 AM
|done it for long time. Keeping wrist straight fixed wrist pain on long rides. Comp to my set up you're too conservative :)|
|re: Rotating Hoods Inward||Trux|
Sep 22, 2003 10:13 AM
|Started to releive wrist pain. Been riding with mine like that for years|
|i do it.||_rt_|
Sep 22, 2003 12:56 PM
|it's more comfortable & i find it easier reach the levers from the drops as well.
|Crashed a few months back...||rrjc5488|
Sep 22, 2003 3:59 PM
|and my right shifter bent inwards itself, I love it! It feels more natural. go for it!|| |