For me the 16 is it, no issues descending once, as Andrew said you ge through that small learning curve to get accustomed to the bit different feel. I tried a 12 degree Salsa bar and compared to my 9 degree, it really did not make much of a difference, actually felt about the same, the SQ Lab 16 was a whole nother story. Only problem you'll find is that if you own multiple bikes, once you've spent enough time on the 16* bar, you'll want one on all the other bikes, so can get expensive :-D
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Commented on Defying Convention: SQlab 12º and 16º Sweep Bars - 3 weeks, 6 days ago
For me the 16 is it, no issues ...