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Nov. 19, 2018, 8:39 p.m. -  Andrew Major

Good eye. Yes, since I did a review in August 2017 ([here]( I've only run the 16° SQLab 30X 780mm bars on my single speeds. Not the original bar I reviewed mind you, after a number of hard crashes and just general use I replaced it. Now running the 16° on both my rigid Walt and my Honzo and just started riding one on my Marin Rift Zone (dual FS) as well.  The sweep just works for me. The 12° was super easy to get used to coming off of 7-9° - where the 16° took a few more rides and playing with my position - but at the end of the day, the 16° makes a huge difference to my riding comfort. I was getting a wrist and elbow pain no matter what I tried (grips, rolling bar, more upright more forward) and the 30X totally resolved that.  There are other options worth checking out. Syntace makes a range of rises, Oddity will make any length/sweep/bend you want, and Surly has their Sunrise Bar if you can handle 83mm rise. There are likely others. The aluminum SQLab bars are affordable and the quality and finish is high so that's my go to.  Hope that's helpful!

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