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Old 10-21-2014, 06:39 PM   #2661
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Because I ride MTB, and i really like the idea of a cross bike with MTB bars and a slacker head angle. I've never really ridden a road bike, nor have i ever liked those hoop bars. My idea of riding a road bike includes dirt road riding, bunnyhopping up/off curbs, ripping turns, manuals, wheelies, and still being able to ride longer distances on the road and in to town.

I live in a VERY rural place, with very limited roads to ride. Lots of sandwashed roads, huge potholes, dirt roads, little to no shoulders for riding, so tons of sidewalk/dirt riding. Thus the CX requirement.
Makes perfect sense then. The one thing the drop bars do better, improve power and comfort on long rides, aren't needed. The thing that flat bars do, low speed control on terrain at steeper angles, you need. Good choice.
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Makes perfect sense then. The one thing the drop bars do better, improve power and comfort on long rides, aren't needed. The thing that flat bars do, low speed control on terrain at steeper angles, you need. Good choice.
Drop bars are for comfort? I always hate using them because they put my wrists at an uncomfortable angle (no matter how I grab them or their angle) and they make me put more of my weight on my hands, which compounds the uncomfortable wrist angle problem.
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If you have a lot of weight on your hands when using drop bars, your saddle is in the wrong place or your bike is the wrong size. When your bike is properly sized/fitted, you should be able to let go of the bars and easily hold your upper body at the same angle using a minimal amount of effort.

Drop bars are better for your wrists for the same reason that vertical grips are more comfortable/natural on semi-auto rifles. If you let your hands hang in front of you, they naturally gravitate toward the hand/wrist position that you use when you're riding on the hoods of a standard set of road bars.

Ergonomic keyboards follow the same principle.
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Drop bars are for comfort? I always hate using them because they put my wrists at an uncomfortable angle (no matter how I grab them or their angle) and they make me put more of my weight on my hands, which compounds the uncomfortable wrist angle problem.
Like Andrew said, despite the odd shape, it is more comfortable. If the only drop bars you have tried were old school non STI, non-ergo bends, yes, they have limited positions. Go into a bike shop and sit on a $2000 road bike in your size. Ride it around the parking lot with your hands on the tops like a flat bar, on the hoods and also in the drops. Try accelerating hard while in the drops. Yes son, that is how you lay down the wattage on a bicycle.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:53 PM   #2665
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Because I ride MTB, and i really like the idea of a cross bike with MTB bars and a slacker head angle. I've never really ridden a road bike, nor have i ever liked those hoop bars. My idea of riding a road bike includes dirt road riding, bunnyhopping up/off curbs, ripping turns, manuals, wheelies, and still being able to ride longer distances on the road and in to town.

I live in a VERY rural place, with very limited roads to ride. Lots of sandwashed roads, huge potholes, dirt roads, little to no shoulders for riding, so tons of sidewalk/dirt riding. Thus the CX requirement.
All that **** can be done with road bars, on a CX bike, and you can still duck down and get out of the air.
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manuals would be hard with drop bars...lol
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manuals would be hard with drop bars...lol
Be more of a *****.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:49 AM   #2668
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OMG, bros, I think CX is taking years off my life. My body is devastated right now.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:56 AM   #2669
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I should note that I had one small crash last night and now the BB makes awful noises, lol. My HR strap fell off as well so I didn't know how hard I was going and pretty sure I blew-up, but suffered through. This morning I realize why CX-season is only two-months long.
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Trey, I rode 26 miles this morning with a chain that was too short and I didn't tear the RD off the bike. Just FYI
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:38 AM   #2671
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Trey, I rode 26 miles this morning with a chain that was too short and I didn't tear the RD off the bike. Just FYI
I will send Ebola your way.
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Anybody want a full carbon wonderbike?


Im going to build my own frame up with some cool features to replace it... though I wont be building carbon.

'07 TCR Advanced 0, mixed components with lowest level as 105 5800. (crankset, levers, cassette) ultegra RD, durace FD, kysrium wheels.

Will sell at homie MT price to anyone interested.
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I think this thing would break under me.

World’s Lightest Road Bike at 2.7kg
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I think this thing would break under me.

World’s Lightest Road Bike at 2.7kg
What a dumb POS. It's not even blue.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:46 PM   #2675
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Okay, fixed it:
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:59 PM   #2677
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So, I'm about to go tubeless on the CX bike, give me your adviceses:
WTB i19 rim, Stan's 25mm tape in the form of two layers, stans latex, Clement MXP.
Last night we got a pretty good seal on my buddy's tubeless rim without adding latex, seemed to hold shape well at 30psi or so and I plan to run them at 50-60psi. I realize that's a lot of pressure, but I want to keep this bitch on the bead more than I want a soft ride. Finishing the race is paramount to comfort and grip.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:52 PM   #2678
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Picked up a set of Alex DA22's off a local classified for $20 with Maxis 32c city tires for the tandem project. They have novatec disc hubs.



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If nothing else, they will work well to build the frame and confirm fitment to be used on another bike build.
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