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Don’t worry about that bandwagon, it’s full of risers and people who don’t win.
You don’t ride a flatbar because you like to bend over. No, you ride it because it provides a powerful position for optimal pedaling with a lower center of gravity. Sure, some riders like to jokingly point out your curve-less broomstick, but those are the same guys wishing for a throttle to twist on climbs. Not to mention Flat Handlebars like this Ritchey WCS are going to be the lightest option.
If you need any proof, check out the Ritchey WCS Flat Bar's World Cup cross-country history. With countless wins, its hard to deny the alloy WCS' optimal weight, strengh, and shape. Best of all, it's barely heavier than its carbon cousin at a fraction of the price. And, with a 580mm width and 5-degree rearward sweep, this bar offers excellent ergonomics.
The Ritchey WCS Flat Handlebar comes in a 31.8mm diameter. It's made from seamless, triple-butted 7050 aluminum that's anodized and bead-blasted better fatigue strength.