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Flat bars are found on most mountain bikes and some city and commuting bikes.
Drop bars are found on nearly all road bikes, most gravel bikes, and some city and commuting bikes.
More aerodynamic posture Neutral wrist and shoulder alignment Multiple hand positions for long ride comfort Narrower profile for urban riding and tight spaces
More stability and control Simpler maintenance (no bar tape) Cheaper builds, especially at lower end of budget range More space for gadgets and bikepacking bags, if you're into that
You can find wide flared drop bars for more stability, or you can add bar ends to flat bars for more hand positions. There are hundreds of handlebar shapes and sizes to choose from.
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