First impressions are that these bars look great and feel as if they’re filled with helium. Installation was fairly easy, even with them being carbon. The knurled clamping areas are a great plus, although the Protaper logo paint is not very durable. As long as you’re careful, the finish should stay nice. The bars do a good job of damping the trail, most notable on bigger hits personally. Can’t go wrong with these, just look at them!