I bought this bar for my gravel bike so I could have more control on single track. It did offer more control going downhill on dirt however I didnt like riding on the road in the drops. Also the drop didnt get me any lower for aerodynamics . I also didnt like the ergonomic future of the bar because it forced you to put your hand in one place . I ended up getting a salsa cowbell instead . I like the cowbell on the road more than the Ritchey. Both offered greater stability going downhill on the dirt, but the salsa seems like a better cross between road and gravel .
I put this bar on my Niner RLT. Switched out from a Salsa Cowbell. After only 2 rides I went back to the cowbell bars. These bars a nice and light, but just not for me. I even reduced the stem from a 90mm to an 80mm and added some rise, the fit just wasn't right. If they work for your setup they would be nice bars, just not the bars for me.