I don’t know how people think that the Coker with the handlebar and brake is heavy. I own both the Nimbus 36er and the Coker Big One and the Coker is alot lighter and more nimble. I also have the XLR tire which also makes for a fast ride.
The new handlebar is alot more adjustable than the T7. I use the bar ends upside down(curve facing down and in) so it works better for climbing.
As for it not fitting old Cokers, thats not completly true. My teamate has it on his but the seatpost mount clamp has to be over the frame holding the seatpost up.
Bottom line, I love the new fast Coker. I 'm climbing the same hills in my training ride faster and easier.