Or is it???
What is it that you look for...
In a handlebar.
Is it weight?
Is it in the upsweep/rise/backsweep?
Is it in the width?
Or a mix in all three?
For me, my biggest factors is with the rise and width of the bars. 2" rise and 720mm wide, any lower and wider and I can feel discomfort in my shoulders.
soft pedal zen
Shape, absolutely. Most bars come long so you can trim them, and I can adjust height via. stem. They gotta have just the right amount of sweep back...
Width, rise and sweep. Weight is last. Usually weight and price are in relation to one another, lol.
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
Rise and width and then weight which is the least important.
Backsweep/upsweep, then width and rise. Weight is non-factor when you're talking a few ounces. Renthal, fortunately, covers it all and includes bling quotient.
Originally Posted by Mark Twain