Sports medics recommend a stronger backwards bend in order to achieve a straighter transition from lower arm to hand.
The so-called backsweep, the backward bend, ensures the wrist is not overstretched, the carpal tunnel is no longer constricted and the supply to hand is improved. The risk of sleepy and numb fingers is minimised. Especially discomfort in index- and middle fingers is reduced.
We have a hadlebar for each discipline of riding with the respective correct amount of backsweep.