So I was thinking about this a bit more regarding drop bars specifically.
I really liked ergo grip bars like this
, and still use them on my bikes. But in spite of the superior comfort in the drops, they seem to have fallen out of favor in the recent past. Any thoughts as to why? Was it aesthetics?
Then, there are bars in the market like this (cinelli neo morphe
). Seems to check all the boxes, it's ergonomic, made of carbon composite, and not crazy super expensive. But still it is not a very popular bar, at least as far as I can tell. Any thoughts as to why?
i don't know. but i'll go one further. i like that bend. but i would also like the bars to bend inward, right after leaving the hoods (to down toward the drops). this is so they can bend outward, slant outward, and end up at the same place just before they reach the final bend. sort of like touring or gravel bars, that bend out, but i don't want them to bend out from neutral. i want them to bend out after first bending in, and then once the bars are back at their original width i want them to bend again, so that the final terminus of the bar, the last few cms, the bar is again moving fore/aft.
which is kind of like what the bar is doing that james huang is riding. just, that bar does that on the tops. starts and ends in the traditional place, but that jig gives you the angle you want. more ergonomic.
and, i want the whole damned thing to be a larger diameter. i put 2 rolls of tape on my road bars because they're not big enough around.