Recommendation: I have some of the older bars with a bit of a rise, and they're pretty light and very cool, but every once in a while I feel them give a little bit more than I'd like, which makes me a little uneasy.
Pros: Strong and very light. Just enough flex to take the sting out from a hit.
Recommendation: Great bar, the added CNT which is a micro filler of carbon in the resin is a great idea making this bar even stronger without added weight. Anyone who is an avid XC rider could benifit from this but at a price.