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    Handlebar option for Dahon Speed Pro?

    I have -08 Speed Pro that I use as commuter and also for the occasional training ride after work. I really like it and all is well apart form one little thing. My wrists feel uncomfortable after some time (25-30 km). I think it is because of the straight handlebar. It feels like I would like to angle them a bit.I am now considering swapping it for something else alt putting on proper bar-ends instead of the stock ones. Have anyone done this? I think I would like to have a mustache handlebar but I don't think it would work so well with the SRAM dual-drive shifter. Normal three-speed bar would probably work but make it less suitable for the training rides (or at least look less suitable which is also important!).

    Any recommendations are welcome!

    Cheers,

    Claes

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAX View Post
    I have -08 Speed Pro that I use as commuter and also for the occasional training ride after work. I really like it and all is well apart form one little thing. My wrists feel uncomfortable after some time (25-30 km). I think it is because of the straight handlebar. It feels like I would like to angle them a bit.I am now considering swapping it for something else alt putting on proper bar-ends instead of the stock ones. Have anyone done this? I think I would like to have a mustache handlebar but I don't think it would work so well with the SRAM dual-drive shifter. Normal three-speed bar would probably work but make it less suitable for the training rides (or at least look less suitable which is also important!).

    Any recommendations are welcome!

    Cheers,

    Claes
    I'm using On One Midge bars on my Speed Pro with brifters . .. nice bars ..


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    Brifters work for operating the SRAM hub?? Hmm I never thought about it. Will any 3x7 shimano work?

    I normally prefer barcon shifters set to friction. Maybe I could get shimano barcon shifters and run the tripple set to index (which I think would not be easy to operate as friction) and the other set as friction. Any thoughts?

    And midge is a migthy fine bar. I just happen to have one still not mounted on a bike
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    I'm a bit confused from your description of the "straight handlebar" When I look at the Dahon website for a Speed Pro model, I find this. Is that your bike? Those handlebars do not sound like what you describe..?

    Anyway, if you do want bar ends, I highly recommend the Ergon GR2 grips with integrated bar ends, i.e., these.

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    The OP probably has a 2007...

    I've never owned a pair, just relaying the information. The SOMA Sparrow is a mustache like bar that takes MTB brakes and shifters. The product info page states there isn't much room for non-integrated MTB brake and shifter combos, and suggests bar-end shifters, which the Sparrow will accept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dschwarz View Post
    I'm a bit confused from your description of the "straight handlebar" When I look at the Dahon website for a Speed Pro model, I find this. Is that your bike? Those handlebars do not sound like what you describe..?

    Anyway, if you do want bar ends, I highly recommend the Ergon GR2 grips with integrated bar ends, i.e., these.

    Sorry for not being clear. The bike I have is Speed pro and not speed pro TT which is a different beast. I think I have decided to go with drops and try to find some old brifters 3x7. After such a conversion I think I 'll even dare to take it for fast club runs

    Thanks for all the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    I'm using On One Midge bars on my Speed Pro with brifters . .. nice bars ..

    What are the hand positions on these?
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