We’re testing a very budget-minded gravel bike appropriate now, the State Bicycle Co. All-Highway 4130 (we’ll be examining this nice shock in the coming weeks, but for $900, this is a wicked enjoyment bicycle). It is, despite the small selling price, a quite regular drop bar gravel rig. We presently appreciate the Specialized Diverge with drops (even though you can get that just one with flat bars now) and had no authentic rationale to surprise if flat bars manufactured for superior possibilities on a gravel bicycle.
But then we acquired our hands on the fantastic Hudski Doggler. Following, we spun a couple dozen miles on the Marin DSX2yet another tremendous exciting flat bar bike intended for very long times on the dust.
Now we’re sorta conflicted. The a number of hand positions created possible by fall bars are fantastic, but when the likely receives pointed steeply downhill, the body positioning and balance of flat bars are appreciated in excess of staying hunched down into the drops.
Naturally, there is not a correct remedy listed here. But we wanna know: