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So I have a kona Dr dew which is technically a hybrid. More road bike than mountain. I've only had this bike less than a year but I really like the look of it but I want to install drop handlebars. I understand this will also mean I will need to change the brakes and shifters. Anyone know a good reasonably priced set up I could use?

Here's the spec of the bike

FRAME MATERIAL Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted SIZES 46, 49, 53, 56, 59, 61cm REAR SHOCK n/a FORK Kona Project Two Aluminum CRANKARMS SRAM Via Centro CHAINRINGS 32/48t B/B SRAM Powerspline PEDALS VP 198 CHAIN SRAM PC1031 FREEWHEEL SRAM PG1030 11-36t 10 spd CHAINGUIDE n/a F/D SRAM Via Centro R/D SRAM Via Centro SHIFTERS SRAM Via Centro BRAKE CALIPERS Shimano M446 Hydraulic FRONT BRAKE ROTOR Shimano 160mm REAR BRAKE ROTOR Shimano 160mm BRAKE LEVERS Shimano M446 Hydraulic HEADSET TH ZST No.10 HANDLEBAR Kona Deluxe Energy STEM Kona Commuter SEATPOST Kona Double Clamp w/offset SEAT CLAMP Kona Clamp GRIPS Velo Ergo SADDLE Freedom Aon FRONT HUB Formula REAR HUB Shimano M475 SPOKES Sandvik Stainless 15g fr / 14g rr RIMS Freedom Ryder 21 FRONT TIRE Continental CityRide 700x32c REAR TIRE Continental CityRide 700x32c

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  • This is likely off topic since it is a request for a product recommendation. Unless you are planning to do the work yourself, you may want to investigate what your LBS would recommend. Kona used to make a bike exactly like what you are seeking called the Dew Drop, but they haven't done it for a few years apparently. Jul 6 '15 at 22:54
  • possible duplicate of Drop Bar for Lespo Frame?
    – andy256
    Jul 7 '15 at 11:32
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About two years ago I converted my 2011 Dew to drop bars. I opted for Avid BB7 Road mechanical disc brakes as they are compatible with short pull road brake levers. For shifters I chose to use bar ends because of their lower price and more simple design compared to STI levers.

I ended up with a cost of about $325 for my 8 speed bar end shifters, Cane Creek short pull road levers, Avid BB7 Disc brakes, Salsa Cowbell 3 handlebars, and bar tape. I would expect to pay that much for the shifters alone if you opt for STI shifters as opposed to bar ends (the economical choice).

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