One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Bicycle handlebars of which the handles are bent below the rest of the bar, used especially on racing cycles.
- ‘The switch from dropped handlebars to straight alters the whole upper body posture.’
- ‘Bicycles still have rubber, inflatable tyres, wheels with spokes, drop handlebars and narrow saddles.’
- ‘For more performance, expect lighter frames and drop handlebars.’
- ‘No drop handlebars, Lycra pants or men with shaven legs.’
- ‘The last time, though, I found that I couldn't manage drop handlebars, and took a dive.’
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