Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-10, 02:13 PM   #1
mdohertyjr
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bikes: 2010 Trek 7.2 FX, 2011 Cannadale Synapse Carbon 6c
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bar end recommendation

First off, getting into biking is like taking crack, I think I am buying something new every week, and then this weekend I went to the LBS and looked at some high end bikes, all the while, my wife in my ear to put one on lay away (I know this isn't bad, lol)

Anyway, I bought a Trek 7.2 a few months ago, and added a bike rack, and a brooks saddle, but now because my hands need another position I think, I would like to buy bar ends.

Can anyone recommend good bike ends for a Trek 7.2? Thanks all!!
mdohertyjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-10, 04:26 PM   #2
dobber
Perineal Pressurized
 
dobber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: In Ebritated
Bikes:
Posts: 6,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bar ends on riser bars? The fashion police will be after you.


I've got the Profile Boxer SOS
__________________
This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.
dobber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-10, 04:34 PM   #3
mdohertyjr
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bikes: 2010 Trek 7.2 FX, 2011 Cannadale Synapse Carbon 6c
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dobber View Post
Bar ends on riser bars? The fashion police will be after you.


I've got the Profile Boxer SOS
bar ends, I don't have to be pretty, just comfy, lol. The Trek has straight bars, so I am looking for an alternative hand position.
mdohertyjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-10, 05:24 PM   #4
RedWhiteandRed
Bikesman
 
RedWhiteandRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northern Clime
Bikes: Giant Seek 1 IGH; Specialized Roubaix On Order
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Jim Dandy ends - I have those: they were a gift from a biker friend.

The ones I originally wanted were Ergon 3 - the Ergon 3 has a nicer piece on the end for the handshake position.
RedWhiteandRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-10, 05:25 PM   #5
X-LinkedRider
Flying Under the Radar
 
X-LinkedRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Bikes: 10' SuperiorLite SL Club | 06' Giant FCR3 | 2010 GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc
Posts: 4,117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Salsa, Medium lengths or longs... I find the extra inch of length or close to it is helpful.
X-LinkedRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-10, 05:28 PM   #6
AndrewP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal
Bikes: Peugeot Hybrid, Minelli Hybrid
Posts: 6,521
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Look for ones that curl up at the ends rathe than turn in. Then when you set them low they will correspond to the hoods position on a drop bar. These will be good in head winds. Then 6 months later you will be looking for a drop bar bike..
AndrewP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-10, 05:31 PM   #7
fc_
phredite
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: East SF Bay, CA
Bikes: Salsa Casseroll, Surly Long Haul Trucker, Soma Groove
Posts: 320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know shorties, ergons, etc. are the current style trend in barends, but I prefer the long, smooth "L" shaped barends like these:



I think mine might be trek branded, or some other house brand, but regardless, they do the job, giving me more hand positions, and allowing me to get weight forward when needed to climb that section of trail.
fc_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-10, 05:45 PM   #8
zoste
VoodooChile
 
zoste's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: AZ
Bikes: Salsa Casseroll
Posts: 1,048
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I always thought these looked interesting, but I've never tried them...
zoste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-10, 09:59 PM   #9
iforgotmename
Senior Member
 
iforgotmename's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 1,545
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have some ergons and titecs. They could use a some paint on the edges but they are free. Just pay for shipping and you can have them.
iforgotmename is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-10, 07:24 AM   #10
IAmCosmo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Roanoke, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 554
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like these: http://www.canecreek.com/component-o...t=ergo-control

I had them on my mountain bike and I loved them...
IAmCosmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:18 PM.