Comments about Nashbar Black Ops Mountain Bike Riser Handlebar:
Purchased these along with a nashbar-brand stem and so far I really like both. They work well together and give the front end a dark, stealthy look due to the subdued graphics. The bars have 10mm markings so you can trim them from the stock 740mm sizing. Overall, the bars are good but I'm still getting used to the sweep and the low rise. The sweep was a little more that I was used to so it made the cockpit feel a tad 'cruiser-like'. I'm getting used it, and because I went wider it actually feels a bit more comfortable, but still strange. Similarly the rise is really low rise. Almost feels like a flat bar but it's obviously not. I had to raise my stem 0.25" even though I shortened it from stock by 20mm.
Overall, I like the bar. It's durable and reasonably light; within a several grams of my stock bar (yet 40mm longer). Still getting used to the wee bit of extra sweep but please don't think it's like a Jones Bar or anything.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend