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So yesterday I rode and tuned my old bike which i gave to my father. Its a typical AM short stem 1 riser bar bike with rigid fork.

And ho lee fuk I ain't never riding risers ever again. ever.

It was the most uncomfortable experience ever, really unergonomic. I thought to myself it was a fuking miracle I lasted 45 minutes on that bike each time i rode to work. Hmm I need to get dad some new bars.

For those of you still running flat/risers. I have one(+1) word for you: drop bars.
 

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what do you recommend that takes mtb shifters and so on? some alt bar
 

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Alt bar or Mary's aren't enough of a drop bar to call them a drop, more of a big sweep. How about the On One Mungo bar... might work with mtb controls.

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So yesterday I rode and tuned my old bike which i gave to my father. Its a typical AM short stem 1 riser bar bike with rigid fork.

And ho lee fuk I ain't never riding risers ever again. ever.

It was the most uncomfortable experience ever, really unergonomic. I thought to myself it was a fuking miracle I lasted 45 minutes on that bike each time i rode to work. Hmm I need to get dad some new bars.

For those of you still running flat/risers. I have one(+1) word for you: drop bars.

my risers can kick your dropped bars ass!!!
 

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Or you could get some bar end shifters or friction thumbies and open a whole can o' worms of alternatives. I lobbed off about a 1" off my mary bar using ourys and like it a lot.
 

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So yesterday I rode and tuned my old bike which i gave to my father. Its a typical AM short stem 1 riser bar bike with rigid fork.

And ho lee fuk I ain't never riding risers ever again. ever.

It was the most uncomfortable experience ever, really unergonomic. I thought to myself it was a fuking miracle I lasted 45 minutes on that bike each time i rode to work. Hmm I need to get dad some new bars.

For those of you still running flat/risers. I have one(+1) word for you: drop bars.
So, if your dad's shoes did not fit you, would you go buy him shoes your size?

There are about 12 different styles of "flat" (vs drop) bars. different widths/rises/sweeps. You came to this conclusion after riding just one of them that was not even on your own bike?

If your dad is already needing a very short stem for flat bars, it is going to be interesting trying to fit the bike with drop bars.

I find a narrower flat bar with some sweep to be preferable to drops for my short (under 5 miles) commutes with sometimes heavy loads. Longer road ride? Drops for sure.
 

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I used to belong to me :)
 

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Surly Open Bar is a great alt bar that uses MTB shifters. It comes either flat or with a rise (drop). I have mine wrapped almost to the stem with cork for more hand positions.

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