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Old 07-09-07, 03:42 PM   #1
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bar ends on road bike drop bars.

i saw this young guy today with bar ends.
i say, - good idea,i think i will put some of those on this bike.
he says, - like,their for mountain bikes, DUH.

Why cant i put some on a road bike so i can have some more places to rest my hands. it makes perfect sense to me. i think it would be a good idea.

not at the bottom of the bars. but kinda between the stem and, the brake hoods. good idea,RIGHT ?
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Old 07-09-07, 03:45 PM   #2
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Will they fit? I am not sure of the difference in sizes between road bars and mtb bars. I am wondering similar myself because I am thinking a set of MTB trekking bars might be neat for me on the '82 Schwinn I am re-doing. It has drop bars now which I am not sure I want.
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I've seen it before.

The only ones that I can imagine it would be comfortable to use are those odd, long ones that have a 45* bend in the middle. Otherwise, it would put weird angular strain on your wrists.
The main drawback that I can see is steering. You'll be putting your weight forward, and your leverage closer to the turning axis... Could get pretty twitchy.
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THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. IM LEANING TOWARDS DOING IT. i just like the idea of having another hand hold, instead of the 2 or 3 spots i always use.
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If you could get them on like that, it would give you sort of imitation spinaci bars. Why don't you just buy yourself some spinaci's?
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Rather than bar ends, you'd get better mileage from aerobar clip ons. Something like Century Aerobars from Profile Designs.


Bar ends that far in on your handlebar will give you control issues and not really have any benefit.
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I've had bar ends on my Nishiki for the past 10yrs, and yes they do help alot. Hardest part of putting them on mine was having to take off the brake handles so I could slide them on. Mine are mounted on top with the ends about 4" apart.

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There are those short individual aerobar set ups. Pretty much the same thing but fer roadies! DUH!
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maybe i'm mistaken - but don't the MTN bike bar ends sort of replicate our roadie hood position?
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maybe i'm mistaken - but don't the MTN bike bar ends sort of replicate our roadie hood position?
You are not mistaken. That's exactly what they do.

What he was referring to though is setting up some kind of Aero grips in near the stem, if I am interpreting the OP correctly, which is why I suggested going ahead with Aerobars in the first place.
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aerobars rock...

too bad mine don't fit on my new handlebars.

*sigh* guess I'll have to wait for winter. I'm gonna turn my current roadbike into a tri/tt bike when I buy my new road bike.
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