I've done a search on here and read a couple threads already but nothing covered my dilemma one hundred percent. Was running a Ritchey 580mm flat bar. Went back to my 660 1.5" riser bar (Sette cheapo stuff that looses its paint if a moth lands on it). On a short commute uphill the riser bar was more comfortable/better control and allowed for better acceleration. However, on the return trip downhill I was unable to get anywhere near my typical speeds I've been getting lately, I've blamed this on the poorer aerodynamics. So... ladies and gentlemen... do I go with a wide but flat bar (660 is as wide as I like it) or just throw some barends on the Ritchey? Also to note- the Ritcheys had their slightly less than comfortable foam grips and the Sette had nice-ish plush Oury grips. Was also looking at Crank Brothers Cobalt 11 with 8mm rise/600mm width as a possible carbon-bling compromise.
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