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Old 09-11-2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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Touring Handlebars opinion?

It seems that most of the touring internet sites are enamoured with Butterfly Bar derivatives, but almost all of the touring bike manufacturers are putting drop bars on their bikes.

For me, riding a lot on gravel roads and old fire roads as we tour some of the old silver and gold mines in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, I wonder if drop bars, flat bars or the butterfly would be better for CC touring?


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Old 09-11-2017, 09:40 PM   #2
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Are you talking about road drops or gravel flared drops? Gonna be what's best for you vs what anyone else thinks. Could go several ways depending on posture and comfort level desired.


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Old 09-11-2017, 10:38 PM   #3
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How about some long horns?

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I've had really good luck with butterfly bars on gravel roads and mild singletrack.
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I've had really good luck with butterfly bars on gravel roads and mild singletrack.
Me, too
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butterfly for any extended touring expedition type stuff for more hand positions would be my choice......also more places to mount gadgets and lights .........and speakers
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I am not crazy about the Jones Bar configuration, it just doesn't feel right. Can't put my finger on it.

Before I plunk out $400+ to go to drop bars, will give butterflies a shot. I see there are a number of derivatives out there. Any recommendations?
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Ones with most hand position..............
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On line they all look about the same....
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OK, not any serious pics so here ya go.......this'd be how I would set up for mondo touring...........

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