The other day, I decided it was time to change the handlebar on my Bridgestone. I liked the look of the Surly Open Bar but it was simply not comfortable for me; it was too wide and lacked rise.
I had gone to Bike Farm onFriday, and picked up a Wald cruiser bar out of the free box. I knew it would put my wrists in a better position, and it had tons of rise (too much?).
So I swapped it in.
The result? It's a little dorky-looking, but it was so comfortable when I rode it a couple days ago that KNEW it was a better bar for me. If anything I might lower it just a little bit, but otherwise I think this is THE bar.
Meanwhile, I'll have a Surly Open Bar for sale if anyone wants it.