I'm a short rider (5'-3') and ride a 49'. I need every inch of reach I can get so this handle bar helped me achieved that desired sweet spot. The shallow drop is also a plus. Very stiff and the flare out makes it feel a bit more stable when sprinting out of the saddle.
I put this on my Trek Checkpoint gravel bike, as a replacement for the OEM bar. I was looking for something with less reach and a little flare in the drops. This bar met my expectations, and was priced right.
Great bend, great backsweep, great flair but these bars felt quite stiff when compared to the D-Fuse SLR Road bars that came on my Giant Revolt Force. Leaving my hands tired and sore after riding my local 25-mile gravel loop. I really wanted these bars and if they had a carbon version with some built-in flex, these would be gold.