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  1. #1
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    Question Getting comfortable with road bike handlebars

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    I have new road bike. So far I've ridden it less then 50 miles. (I have to work very slowy to get my "oomph" due a bad accident on my hyrbrid April 14)

    How do I get comfortable enough to use the rams? (I think that is what the curved part of the bars are called.) I am very apprehensive about moving my hands to them. I don't want to fall. Can anyone advise or give me some hints?

  2. #2
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    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showthread.php?t=47684

    I think this newly created post address that issue. I'm sorry if I have my facts wrong. i don't have a road bike, but I think that is what they are talking about in this thread.
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  3. #3
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    Thank you, It helped. I just wish there were more tricks!

  4. #4
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    Sep 2009
    Location
    Pac. NW
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    Don't be in a big hurry to learn to ride in the drops. I only remember to use them if its real windy or I've been on my bike for a while and need to stretch.

    You'll get there at some point. Lots to learn and get comfortable with. Take your time and enjoy the ride!

    Congrats on the new bike and sorry about the crash
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  5. #5
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    Mar 2012
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    Congratulations on the new bike. I'm also glad to hear you're riding again. I ride mostly on the hoods in the city even though I like riding on drops. I do that more when I'm doing longer rides out of town when I can go faster and don't have to dodge cars or pedestrians. This is probably stating the obvious but I thought I'd mention it anyway, I take my time when I'm moving from hoods to drops and back. There's no rush. Move one hand at a time until you've got a confortable position and do that in reverse when moving back up the bar. That way you've got one hand holding the bar stable all the time. Enjy your new bike!

 

 

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