December 9, 2010
The bend, sweep and rise of these bars make for easy ups and ultra sick downhills. They are wide enough that leverage is never an issue while unlike some bars I don't find myself bashing fingers on foreign objects while tearing down the trail. The bars are ridiculously light, so much so in fact that it took me a while trust them. However once i took my first big turn with these guys I realized just how stiff they are. After bashing them into rocks, trees, and assorted wildlife I can tell you, they can take a beating.
This sounds petty... but i'm not a huge fan of the gold, the carbon weave is pretty sick looking though.
I loved the old Protapers on my old bike... and love the new Protaper Carbons on my new ride.