Road bike handlebars offer a wide variety of grip positions. The handlebars can be gripped comfortably in the tops or aerodynamically in the drops. The maximised contact surfaces in the tops and drops ensure better pressure distribution. This minimises the risk of fingers falling asleep or becoming numb.
Determining handlebar width
The individual handlebar width is crucial for an ergonomic position on the road bike and should match the shoulder width approximately. It is measured as the distance from the left to the right outer edge of the acromion.