Sunday, June 10, 2007

Thinking outside of the drops

I finally took the plunge and converted my Surly road bike to use trial bars (rather than the drops I had before). I was worried about how the STI levers w0uld perform in this highly non-standard configuration, but I needn't have - it's great! Much easier on the hands than riding on the drops, with more hand positions. The shifting and braking actually work better than they do in the drop bar position. So I get the best of both worlds - flat bars, with that sweet STI shifting...

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