Hey ya’ll, I’m looking to get a Ritchey Breakaway Outback when the steel framesets are back in stock in January and need some advice on them. I have serious chronic neck pain made worse by my cycling on drop bars due to the head position they require. I’m working through that with my physiotherapist wife, but need some adaptations to bikes as well.
What I’m wondering is if anyone sees a problem with occasionally (1-2x/month) converting the Outback from flat to drop bars and back depending on what I’m doing with it. It’ll have quick-disconnects for all cables (mech-disc brakes) anyway and I’m planning friction shifters for the flats and 1x13 Ekar for the drops. Could this work? Both geometrically and mechanically.
I’m thinking flat most of the time (most of training and commuting), then drops when I want to do a gravel race or longer gravel club ride. What do ya think?