How Geezabars™ Work
The premise for these bars is to place hands and arms in their natural position.
When you walk, swinging your arms, notice that the natural tendency is for your arms to move to a position that is in front of your body, not directly back and forward.
Plus – at their forward position, your hands will actually be on approximately a 45 degree angle to the vertical. This will feel ‘right’. Also – while walking – if you take a line along each of your arms and continue those lines past your hands when your arms are in their natural position and both held out in front of you, the lines would meet very soon.
This does not happen on standard bars so that the lines would not meet. Both the hoods and the drops promote this more natural angle which results in the ends sort of pointing outwards a bit but that is the natural position.
And the ‘tightness’ of the tops is actually not all that far from the natural position when both arms are held out in front. I suggest you try that for yourself and be aware of how it feels.
If it does not feel natural, this may be simply that you are more used to having your arms in a more un-natural position. Try it regularly and I am sure you will eventually be aware of how natural it feels.
Because of the natural positioning of hands and arms, this bar that you are receiving should allow many people of different body sizes to fit it. It does away with measuring the distance between your acromion process in each shoulder.
Next – the tops are curved back plus down. Which takes some of the pressure off of the heel of your hands that standard bars result in. Which reduces nerve compression.
However this may result in a need to fit a slightly longer bar stem so that the bars do not finish up being closer to the rider than your usual fit.
Being closer to the rider can sometimes cause wrist pain.
If you do not have a longer stem on hand, I suggest that you go ahead and fit the bars onto your present stem and try that for an initial test ride.
If you like them and wish to test further, then the expense of another stem may be warranted.
Third – the ‘reverse’ curves built into the tops and the drops is designed to fit into the same curve of your hands.
Cup your hands, as if holding onto bicycle bars. You will see a concave shape, which is the opposite of standard bars.
Fourth – The distance down to the drops is markedly less than standard bars. A deference to back and neck care on long rides. Though Tim Houck would have liked more drop when in a head wind. I know that you like to use the drops often and so I look forward to your feedback on this aspect.BUY NOW