Well I finally made the purchase. I got the 30X alloy bar with 16% sweep and 30mm rise. 780mm seems fine, and I'm lazy so I probably won't ever cut it unless I had a second one. I can't speak to them being very "forgiving", but Andrew says they are so I believe him. I can say that I love the feel and the positions it puts me in. Very pleased with this purchase. (FINALLY) I have a bike that came stock with a short stem, and I've always thought it was probably too short. Since that stem was 35mm clamp and 45mm length anyway, I put on a 60mm stem I had available from a different bike. I think I could go even longer, but for now I'm going to keep riding it the way it is.
I would be interested in the low tops, but only if the toe box is bigger than the previous models.
I have an older pair of Adidas Cross Trails. I don't think they are too narrow, but I also think they would be way better if the toe box was wider. I can't tell from the pictures above if the toe box on the new ones is larger or not. If it isn't, then I think you should look elsewhere. Hope that helps.
Does anyone really know the difference between the 30x and the 311 bars regarding ride quality and build? I know that the 30x doesn't sweep forward first and the 311 does. They are the same price. Seems like the 311 might be better for me, but I'd like to know they ride just as good as the newer 30x...
I bought the Koda 150mm because of Andrew's previous comments. I have not had enough time on it, but I suspect I will like it a lot. I like the Deva and have a couple of those also. I wish the rails were longer on all these women's saddles though, as sometimes I can't get the far enough back. Looking forward to riding the Koda a lot though. I would have even liked to have had a wider version thand the 150mm. I have a very wide Spec... Pro saddle on my road bike that I really like.