I have been using risers for the past year and am thinking about purchasing some nitto pursuit bars . I understand that the 19's have a forward bend in the drop where as the 21's do not-- but am curious to know how that affects riding positions and comfortability. Any opinion on the matter is well appreciated.
I've had RB-021 before and they are absolutely the most uncomfortable, unforgiving bars I have ever used. The drops are somewhat too deep for a set of bullhorns, I tried to play with the stem height and length to find my sweet spot, but to no avail. The 021 offers a very limiting hand positions, you're either in the drops or sliding down on the slanted part; very little flat area on the top.
I have friends who like them but I for one, hate it.
It's hard to say, you might like it, it's really personal preference.
I have a set of chopped road bars right now, short reach, no drop, I like it.
You could look at time trial base bars online. 46 is really wide, how tall are you?