About Handlebar Options on Touring Bikes
The way we hold onto our bike becomes more of an issue when we ride several days in a row and for hours at a time. Being able to change position, especially the part of your hands you are resting on, and the angle of your back, makes a big difference.
Choice of handlebars is subjective. We all need to feel happy on our own bike. There are three choices offered on VWR bikes; broadly drop and sit-up styles. But there is no right or wrong. Our hands become familiar with where everything is within a few days.
The impetus for the drop bar user to change position is sometimes to be lower, to have more power, more body control and less wind resistance. But the trekking or riser bar rider cannot get as low, so thinks less in terms of speed, and possibly more about the scenery.
Touring bikes get used also for urban transport and for bush riding. “MTB touring” had brought some new handlebar designs into the market.