I've been fortunate enough to own several carbon bars, and several really good ones at that. Previously, ZIPP Countour SL bars were probably my favorite. That all changed when I got my hands on an Enve handlebar and stem. Before even riding the setup, I couldn't help but notice that the finish was far superior to any other cockpit I've seen. The paint work is immaculate, and the tolerances for the stem/bar interface is snug but not tight. In terms of the ride, the bars are stiff and efficient, but dissipate road chatter fantastically well. There is a lot of buzz about deflection in bicycle magazine product reviews, and in most cases you are forced to choose between a more compliant bar with greater deflection to absorb bumps, and a stiffer bar with better power transfer. This is a no compromise option, which I suppose should be expected at that price point. The cable routing is nicely done, and the bar end caps are a nice flourish.