Nashbar finally stocked their brand of trekking bars so I ordered one. I put it on and tried it out with excellent results. I mounted them so I can drop and fight the wind and angled them so my wrist is straight when holding the ends. These handlebars are a worthwhile investment. I used Cat eye cloth handlebar tape along with grips. I did a 60 mile test ride the next day and never experienced numb hands for the run. I used Cat eye cloth handlebar tape along with Schwinn grips.