New to road biking and utterly confused about the different riding positions available? Not sure when you should be on the drops? Fear not we have the answer.
Kerry Bircher from Revolution Cycling says:
When discussing the cycling position ‘on the drops‘, it usually refers to holding on to the parts of the handlebars that curve outward, with the cyclist’s hands directly behind the brake levers.
Here are the main reasons to use your drops:
1. It’s a more aggressive and aerodynamic position than the hoods. This is especially useful when attempting to fight wind/air resistance and descending long hills.
2. You’re giving yourself a more secure hold on the bike, the centre of gravity is lower