Gravel bikes

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I don't know if it counts, but I saw a steel frame mountain bike with a carbon fork that had 700c cyclocross tires and wheels. It had a corncob cassette and bmx bars.
 
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Matti is gathering ideas. And maybe parts. Anyone think that time trials bars turned back would make usable drop bars?
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It could work but you’re definitely limiting your available hand positions, brake levers, and brake lever placement compared to a dirt drop bar. (Usually bullhorns like these use a bar end brake lever, that would eliminate the option of bar end shifters... possibly a cyclocross style brake lever mounted up further where the drop transitions upward).
 
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I can't imagine riding it. If you're looking for a short cockpit and an upright ride with a 90 degree sweep back, I'd think a northroad type handlebar would be a better choice. Or maybe a stache bar for a more "aggressive" position.