OK, so I won’t quit my day job to write suspense novels. Some of you spotted the handlebars in the background of the photo about the fork I put on my new S2. I could tell you that I did that on purpose, just to see who was paying attention, but I’d be lying. It’s more of a way to find out that I wasn’t paying attention. So here we go:
The handlebar I put on here is the 3T Ergonova. It has an anatomical drop, meaning that rather than a constant curve it has sections that are more or less straight at an angle about 45 degrees to the horizontal. This means that when your hands are in a natural position in the drops, they rest perfectly in that section and the entire hand is supported. If you have a constant curve (so the grip also curves inside your hand), the middle of the palm of your hand is not supported, only the edges are. Virtually all handlebars on bikes sold to the public have this grip shape now.
And if the suspense is killing you, does anybody recognize the shift-brake levers? To talk to me about that or anything else, just write something in the comments section or contact me via twitter @gerardvroomen.