Great Look & Comfortable
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Replaced some cheap aluminum bars and the first impression was one of incredible comfort. These bars absorb small road chatter pretty well, especially in the drops. Beware that these bars do flex during out-of-the-saddle sprints but I don't think it is enough to deter me from buying them again.
My only major gripe is the reach. You will probably need a shorter stem to compensate for the increased reach, about 30mm I think. When in the drops & out-of-the-saddle, the bars have a tendency to hit my wrists and leave bruises as well.
I'd still buy them again for the comfort & unique look. I've also crashed over the handlebars twice with them. No damage to report.