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It's interesting in a 'geometry is more than numbers on paper' kind of way, but I find some bikes I'll add 1cm or even 2cm to stem length when I install the 30X bar \(12° or 16°\) but many I end up running the same stem length as I do with an 8-9°.
There's one bike I have on test with a very steep STA and correspondingly small fit where I couldn't make either sweep of 30X work with the bike.
Just got back from a couple big days in Cumberland on my single speed and compared to a similar output last year my wrists, elbows, and back felt much better and my upper body recovered much faster. I can't see going back to a straighter bar for some applications - but I do recognize it is sometimes more complicated than just throwing one on.
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