How To: Proper hand and body position for every situation

Watch this video to find out when to be in your hoods, tops or drops

How To Video


Get in the drops when you’re going downhill fast and want maximum control.

If you’ve been riding your bike for any length of time, you’ve figured out there are three places to hold your bars: the hoods, drops and tops. But when is the best time to be in which position and why? And when should you be out of the saddle? Our friends at the Global Cycling Network put together this insightful video to help you better understand hand and body positioning. Have a look to see which position is most aero, best for descending, and gives you the most control of your bike.

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