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Old 11-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Handlebar Position?

I have a question regarding the position of handlebars. Is it just a matter of personal preference? Should they be level with the stem, curled under more, etc? You get the idea.



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Old 11-08-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Level with ground



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Old 11-08-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Level with ground
As long as the ground is level. Wouldn't do to set them level while you're climbing/descending a hill.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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As long as the ground is level. Wouldn't do to set them level while you're climbing/descending a hill.
See, this is the talent I aspire to and am glad to be here for. I am so looking forward to gaining the skill to make such masterful adjustments to my bike without having to stop.

Brakes not grabbing, no problem. Forget that silly thumb adjuster, just reach back into your trusty tool bag and break out your Park Multi-Tool loosen that pinch bolt and make adjustments.....while you ride. Save time and be the envy of all your friends.
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Good stuff here

http://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/blog/2011/07/behind-bars-bar-and-brake-lever-positioning/

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:21 AM   #6
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Level with ground
Parallel.
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yup, to high on the ends and your hand gets a pain down deep in the muscle. too low on the ends and you cannot reach the brakes

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If you turn'em so the bar ends point forward, it reduces back and neck pain.
Unfortunately, it also cause you to be ostracized by other cyclists.

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If you turn'em so the bar ends point forward, it reduces back and neck pain.
Unfortunately, it also cause you to be ostracized by other cyclists.
Thats a shame. I would think we would be encouraging riders no matter their set up. But I also suppose the question could be raised if such a measure were necessary, then was the overall bike fit good. If it is and its just a matter of personal prefference then I cant see being down on someone because they wanted to ride in more comfort.
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Handlebar position is overrated



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