Berry Pie..the Holy Grail
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Weaving thru the cowpud outside Modesto CA
I ride Profile's lower end "Century" bars from Nashbar ($50) and find them very comfortable. They probably weigh a bit more and provide a little less adjustability than twice the price or more versions, but they have plenty of adjustability for me and serve well.....when riding alone, I use them often for comfort, or to change body position, etc. As for speed, noticably a little faster-- getting forward and a little more crouched seems to engage the butt muscles although constricting breathing a bit. Overall, easily worth $50 and, even tho mine are the least expensive, they do just fine for me. As above, give them some time and you'll find yourself cornering, swerving to avoid obstacles just fine. Not so good for riding in a group or traffic.