Definitely one of the top 35 bars
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have been riding the Skywire bar since sometime back in April. It is a great bar, stiff and responsive, lightweight, and the matte finish and graphics look fantastic too. I have ridden 35 diameter bars from Yeti, Santa Cruz, Race Face, Chromag, and Renthal and I feel like these are some of the best riding 35 diameter bars out there.
With that said, I do prefer the less stiff 31.8 diameter handlebars like the Deity Mohawk bar when it comes to soaking up trail chatter, but these Skywire bars are the closest in ride feel that I have ridden and they look amazing. I bought the Matte Chrome bar and it looks great in person. Super clean graphics.
For installation, I did use some carbon prep under my brake lever clamps, they kept moving on me at the recommended torque spec but a little carbon prep solved that.