Gotta qualify it to keep it here somehow.
I'm still trying to work out the numbness in the 4th and 5th fingers of my right hand, which began after the 2nd ride with the moustache bars. No numbness like this in my troublesome left hand. (My right wrist does have issues but never required surgery.) I lined up the bars and saddle of the LHT and the Roubaix and measured the differences:
- The difference from the nose of the saddles to the sides of each bar is very small.
- The moustache bars are 5 inches wider than the bullhorns, but....
- The moustache bars are 2 inches higher.
- The diameter of the bullhorns is smaller than the moustache bars.
The narrower bullhorns on the Roubaix pretty much make up the difference in the lower height.
So, I'm left with either (a) the differences being VERY subtle, or the bar ends on the moustache bars being harder (and larger) than the bullhorns.
So I'm considering foam (or cork or cork+foam or rubber) grips for the moustache bar ends. Ergon or similar ergonomic grips would be sideways and not suitable (I believe).
Has anyone tried grips on moustache bars and liked them? Can anyone recommend grips that are durable and don't fall apart over time?
Dang this wrist -- it never gave me any problems until I took up cycling again. But, things could be worse.... a LOT worse.