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    Uber clyde and bar ends?

    Looking to put bar ends on my old trek 800.....because of my size the cockpit feels short, but the frame size is good. What are the opinions on an Uber clyde using bar ends? Are bar ends sturdy and are they a good idea in general?

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    any bar end will be fine it's more about what's comfortable for you. you'll have no probs on them being strudy.

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    Bar Ends

    You'll be fine with bar ends, if that's what you like. I rode several years with them (good, quality ones) on my Trek 7300, but this year I put on a set of nashbar trekking bars (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...B%20Handlebars). I found these a LOT better than the bar ends, the best $15 I ever spent.

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    +1 on the best $20 you can spend. I have a longer than normal torso, but my legs/inseam is normal. I put them on my hybrid and mtn bike and really enjoy them. Lets you stretch out there and get all comfy.

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    I'll be needing that for squirels and such....

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    would you happen to have a pic of your bike with the trekking handlebar, i'd like to see it.....and thanks for your comments.

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    I've done some serious bumpy climbing on my mtb with barends. Descending is always on the bars for ez access to the brakes!

    Nice in the comfort dept. Much more stable than I thought even on rough terrain.

    But be sure to check them after your ride them a few times. New bolts and equipment tend to loosen up during breakin periods. I always use a dab of grease to ensure deep penetration and seating of the screws. Big guy wouldn't want to stand on the barends if they are loose, not good!

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    not that bar ends are a bad idea but depending on how small the cockpit is you might want to go to your local lbs and see if a longer stem might be in order

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    reno327, attached is the only picture I have of my trekking bars, before I put the handlebar tape on and a beefier (Zoom) stem. (I took the picture because the stem was a supposedly new one that was actually used, and bad, but I wanted to document my cable routing. I took the stem back, LBS owner only grunted, gave me my money, and stormed away- I'll never go back to THAT Schwinn shop in Washington, Michigan, ever again!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by reno327 View Post
    would you happen to have a pic of your bike with the trekking handlebar, i'd like to see it.....and thanks for your comments.
    Use the 'Searth The Forums' at the top of the page (just below the banner). There are pictures galore in Commuting and Touring. You will see them with the opening of the bar both close in or far out, grip shifts, trigger shifts, different angles...
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    Ride what and in what manner pleases you. Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind. srsly.
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    +1 on the trekking bars for on-road use. I don't know how well they would work for actual mountain bike riding. Here's a shot of my hybrid with the Nashbar trekking bars.
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