Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hendersonville, NC in summers and The Villages, FL in winters
I can only address the +2" pullback bars. I put these on two of my Vic XCT bikes. They made a huge difference in arm/shoulder comfort/fatigue for me. Of course, this is dependent on your height, inseam, arm length, posture, sitting position, etc. So your experience may not be the same. If you find that your upper body has to lean a bit too far forward, then these bars can help. This forward lean can cause your neck to have to lean your head backwards a bit too much (i.e. chin has to be raised) in order to look straight down the road. You may also get relief from shoulder fatigue.
The +2" pullbacks are easy to install. Handling is still great. However, in slow speed full lock turns, the reach to the grips is lengthened so this is a tiny bit of a disadvantage.