The Race Face Next 3/4in Riser Handlebar is an easy-to-use, cross-country-specific, and aerodynamic option that is comfortable for all-day use. Although this handlebar is at the high end of the price spectrum, if you are looking for a cross-country handlebar that excels at downhill use, this could be a good choice.
The ENVE M6 Handlebar is a strong, lightweight, and comfortable option that combines both flexibility and stiffness for a versatile handlebar. Despite being more expensive and lacking in impact strength when compared to the M7 option, the M6 is more of an all-around bar due to combining lighter-weight materials with a burly construction, creating a long-lasting handlebar that can tackle various terrain.
The Race Face SIXC DH Handlebar is a durable, comfortable, and lightweight option, that combines stiffness and flexibility into one product, allowing for a technical bar that is suitable for various riding conditions. The higher price point means this is a splurge, but for those who want an ergonomic bar with a good feel, this is a great choice.