I’m gonna throw down and say that big ape hangers (which is to say, anything much higher than your shoulders) are ergonomically stupid. I mean, it’s a fashion choice, and as fashion goes, it’s not that extreme, but don’t try to make them out to be anything else. That said, mini apes are kinda awesome. You get 70-percent (give or take) of the badass look of a big ape, with none of the issues. In fact, minis offer some significant advantages over traditional bars. Not only do you get a nice, spread-out riding position, but with all that leverage over the front end, you can toss the bike around quite handily. The magic of apes is that they encourage countersteering…even for those who don’t believe in it. Lean into a turn, and you’re automatically countersteering with an ape-equipped bike.