I bought this for my wife. I have a generic Nashbar butterfly handlebars on my bike and found them to be a huge improvement over the drop bars that I have been using for fifty-some years. I no longer race and so I never actually put my hands on the drops anymore. The butterfly bars give you several different handholds including two that are near anatomically neutral for your wrists. I was going to get the same for my wife but Nashbar was out of stock for two months to come (according to them). These were in stock and they had a 31.8 stem size that her bike needed.
THE GOOD: 1. they have a better length-between-bends proportions than the Nashbar for more comfortable hand placement.
2.The in-turned ends actually elevate a few degrees so you have neutral radius (the arm bone) positioning. On long rides that makes a difference.
THE BAD: This handlebar costs around twice as much. OTOH, over the years of use that extra cost is amortized - the comfort stays.
Summed up: Very good design butterfly bar - anatomically comfortable
Comparitively costly - over the years of use that won't matter as
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
May 08, 2020
reviewed by: anonymous
These bars are incredible! I bought them for a 6month tours riding 8,000 miles. The endless possibilities for switching hand positions is the best for long full day rides. Now I commute alot and I still love them. The wide grips offers wondeeful stability when carryig heavy loads and it still have the ability to relax and be straight backed or lean in like straight bars. The build is tough and they have lasted me 3years strong. Highly reccommend these for comfort.