Alt-BarsWell talk of different bars and how many hand positions are comfortable got me thinking about my selection of bikes with weird bars.
The most comfy alt- bar for road riding I have found is the Nitto North Road. Here it is flipped for pleasure. Three distinct comfy positions:
Next up. Old fashined WTB dirt drops. One comfy position, great off-road. And then two fairly average positions.
Last up is the On One Mungo. The ends do not flare out, so I do not find them comfortable. The middle section near the stem is too bendy to find anywhere good to rest my palms. So only the curves are comfortable. Fine for short rides, but longer rides can be a pain. Note, this and the first bike have the same top tube lengths. The Nitto North Road needs a long stem because the bars have very little forward sweep. The Mungo has lots of forward sweep and works with a much shorter stem. The Mungo is great if your bike is a little shorter than you like....