5:57 PM

Reach

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On my burrito run today I realized that old school cyclists must’ve had ape-like arms.  The amount of reach that’s required for these aero levers is insane; and why are they down so far? my wrist keeps hitting the upper part of the bars when I'm on the hoods.  Don’t even get me started with the drops. It scared me to just reach down there to click the shifters; it felt more like I was trying to tie my shoes.

Last I checked we humans are immune to gross evolution (At least for awhile) so I don’t think that people of the 80s had longer arms… Have our components and geometries evolved?  Or do I need to join a yoga class?