Given that they are one of the few contact points on the bike, your choice of handlebars can make a big different to how your road, cyclocross or gravel bike feels to ride. Material, width, shape and amount of drop can all make a big difference to your performance and comfort on the bike.
Here at Always Riding we have put together a concise range of what we think are the top drop handlebar options for road bikes and gravel bikes. With both carbon and aluminium options available, and a range of styles from some of the top bike handlebar brands out there (including Thomson, Ritchey and Ultimate Sports Engineering), there is sure to be an option that will work well with your style of riding and bike geometry. And because we have kept things simple and included only our pick of the best drop handlebar options available, deciding on a new bar for your road or gravel bike needn’t be a big job at all.