Found: Baramind’s Flexible Handlebar Smooths a Rigid Bikes’ Rough Edges
Baramind is a French upstart that makes a flexible handlebar for rigid bikes to improve comfort without giving up performance.
A glass-and-carbon fiber sandwiched plate provides the flexible structure for the bar with removable plates on the top and bottom to control the motion.
Two widths are available, 630 and 680, both with different glass/carbon fiber sections in the middle to make the flex characteristics the same between the two widths.
The amount of flex is customizable by using different top and bottom sections, which bolt on from the center. The bottom (white) section is softer and primary controls the downward flex. The firmer top section controls upward flex and limits the bar from being pulled upward when you’re cranking back and forth during a hard effort.
270g for the 630mm and 280g for the 680mm. It has 3° upsweep and 7° backsweep.
€169 for the flat mountain bike bar. They’re developing a riser bar and a commuter/city model, too.
I rode around on it briefly and it’s plenty firm for efficient riding but definitely takes the edge off. This isn’t a Softride style suspension, it’s just a nifty way to damp the stuff that gives people like Rich Dillon wrist pain.