They definitely make a big difference. I put similar bars on my hybrid bike, although they are 15 degree sweep instead of 45. But I had already raised my stem on that bike a lot, so I didn't want the 45 degree sweep on that one.The 45 degree bend bars are somewhat of a must, for me, on any bike I plan on spending time on. Your wrists are not meant to be flared out at the angle that most flat, stock bars require.
From the mind of Jeff Jones in Oregon, USA, the new bar arrived right after I got home from my early morning bike ride. I'm hoping it makes a world of difference. I rode 8.4 miles (13.4 km) this morning, and had planned on going further, but started getting numbness in my hands, wrists, and elbows starting around 7 miles. Jeff said he originally developed his version of the H-Bar to alleviate the same numbness issue, and a short test ride around our neighborhood felt a lot better on my arms and back.
I've never done an overnighter with my bike. I've thought about it, but never followed through.View attachment 230335
Whoops – Steps – Walkers Only – JWR #003 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr
With the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions somewhat and having a few days leave, I took the opportunity to take my Salsa Mukluk fatbike for an overnighter to the Munda Biddi campsite at Wungong.
The first brief section of the ride was sneaking out of Jarrahdale on the Wattle Trail (a walking trail).