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Flared gravel bars - hood position?

For those of you who have converted from conventional drops to flared "gravel" drops I'm interested in knowing how you positioned your shifters. Further up or lower down the bend than conventional bars? Or more or less the same position? I realise much of this will be dependent on bar geo but wondering if there's a rough guide. It's difficult to work out without a lot of wrapping and rewrapping, and bar tape is expensive these days!

On a related note, what about turning your shifters in? It seems to me that on my new bar (Ritchey Venturemax) it's going to be essential to rotate the shifters inward in order for the lever to clear the bar under heavy braking?

If you're new please join in and if you have questions pop them below and the forum regulars will answer as best we can.

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