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I tried multiple bars and expirimented with Innerbarends before settling on the Crazy Bars, they have just the right amount of sweep for my wrists and I love the horns giving me another position for my hands.
Before these, I was getting wrist & hand pain with a PNW Range bar on trails. And while I did try running wide drop bars like the Walmer Bar - while great for gravel, I felt the hoods were insecure on rocky trails and the drops weren't useful for anything but descending on good quality hard-pack. So when I decided I had not yet spent enough $$$ on handlebars, I realized what I wanted was significantly swept back mountain bars with good rise and multiple hand positions for an added aerodynamic position. The crazy bar fits the bill. I installed a longer stem going from 80mm to 110mm to account for the shorter reach on the main grip area. What this also did was increase reach to the bullhorns. This was useful to allow a longer tucked aero position without having to crunch in my elbows too much. This is perfect for mountain touring (bikepacking) as the riding style in the southwest mountains tends to resemble an annoying amount of steep rocky, obstacle filled ascents followed by wide open (fast) gravel road descents where you can get away with a narrow, aero position. These are the perfect bars for this application.
If I were VO and in the mood to make changes, I wish the sweepback was more like 25* instead of 35* - I feel it is a little bit too much, and the bullhorns could be like 1" longer. But these are really minor issues and entirely subjective. I still love these bars more than any other type I've tried for ATB, gravel & bikepacking applications. They ride excellently both on loaded touring & lively mountain and gravel applications, not to mention they aren't too shabby on the paved paths and roads either.
Fantastic mix of speed and comfort for gravel rides! They come wide which I like but they would need to be cut down to ride comfortably in a city
Fit the bars to a 2019 Salsa Timberjack with a carbon front fork and 700x50 tires and it is perfection.
Terrific design for multiple hand positions.