I like the first one because it is cheapest, and because it seems to go farther forward, minimizing the lever action caused by having the weight farther from the clamp. Of course Nitto bars and stems are the shiznet if the cachet if the best is what you require. My motto is the cheaper the grape, the sweeter the wine. . Being a deviate, I use mine flipped for that oh-so-sporty look. And, to go with my honey colored leather saddle, I favor amber shellac over yellow bar tape over rubber grips, nicely finished with nylon twining, also amber colored.