The bar design is excellent; it has a comfortable grip on both the hoods and drops. Road vibration is absorbed by the carbon fiber, and the bars flex to soakup bigger bumps. I've been riding these on gravel road for about three months and love 'em.
Lightweight and perfect shape. Channels for cable routing improves comfort. Extra large straight section for stem clamp makes room for many accessories.
The carbon bars definitely add comfort and dampen the little bumps in the road (gravel) over alloy. I also like the clean tops for hand placement and mounting accessories. And for me the flare is just right.