Yep. These are great bars. More swoopy than a traditional drop, making everything a bit more "ergo" or whatever. Unbeatable finish & quality, as with all Nitto stuff.
I've had two of these, the 44 and the 48. I'm a normal/tall sized adult male, but the 48 just felt too wide for me. They also seemed to flex a little bit, which was nice sometimes if you hit some bumpy patches. The 44 feels more 'right,' but obviously this is personal preference. Get 'em up high enough to enjoy the drop position.
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Best Upgrade for Commuterizing a Mountain Bike
October 5, 2011
from Alexandria, VA
I've spent a good chunk of money upgrading an old (1993) Giant Rincon frame I found to a commuter bike.
Of all the upgrades I've done over the past year (wheels, crank-set, bags, tires), upgrading to the Noodle drop bars were the most significant in improving my daily ride.
With my prior experience being solely straight mountain style bars, it took a solid two weeks to feel really comfortable with them.
That said, the invested effort and cost was well worth it. The variety of hand positions keeps the longer rides much more comfortable and lets me adapt much better to the type of riding i'm doing.
Just be advised if upgrading a mountain bike of all the associated costs beyond bars and stem (brake lever replacement, shifter replacement, and likely replacing the cables while you're at it). Not a cheap upgrade, but made the most difference to my overall ride enjoyment.