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    Anybody using Cane Creek bar ends?

    I tried a pair of Singletracks, which are sort of an all plastic version of the Serfas bar ends. Apart from the cheap plastic threads in the cheap plastic castings stripping out before tightening on the bar, they just weren't quite comfortable. I rotated them so the long ends were up, and they worked better. The only problem was that they were angled inwards instead of outwards, or neutral. The Cane Creek ends look like they could be swapped left for right, and again, be installed upside down. Share your opinions.

    Oh, the instructions on the Singletracks said not to tighten more than three turns after contact was made at the split ends. The one that stripped, did so before contact was made.
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    I've never used the Cane Creek Bar Ends, but I do have these and like 'em alot. Experiment with the Cane Creek bar ends and see what position you like them in best.

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    I know that's a popular bar end, here and there. Actually, it is a better quality rendition of the ones I just tried, and while I wouldn't expect to strip any threads on installation, the Cane Creeks look like a better geometry for my style. Thing is, I was hoping somebody had already done the experimenting for me. The gosh darn things go for nearly $50.00 a pop.
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    I honestly prefer the Profile stubbies. The Cane Creeks wear since they are plastic, and fairly easy to strip out. I just don't notice any discomfort due to ergonomics on a traditional stubbie bar end vs. the Cane Creek ones. At least not enough to justify a 2x price increase.
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    Yeah, that 2x price increase could go a long ways, on some other goodie. By traditional stubbie, you mean the Serfas'?
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    Not sure about the Serfas, but I really like the Profiles. They are round, aluminum and thats about all there is to them. I still have a set I saved for the day I get a flat bar XC bike again... I see them as a must for a sub 24" flat bar setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nermal
    I know that's a popular bar end, here and there. Actually, it is a better quality rendition of the ones I just tried, and while I wouldn't expect to strip any threads on installation, the Cane Creeks look like a better geometry for my style. Thing is, I was hoping somebody had already done the experimenting for me. The gosh darn things go for nearly $50.00 a pop.
    Yeah, experimenting is nice, but that price tag will sure make you think twice! (thus why I went with the Serfas). Performance has them on sale right now for $40. With their generous return policy it wouldn't be a bad idea to give them a shot.

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    I have them stock on my Speed Pro. They are a real sweet shape and comfy, but offer no stretch out room b/c they are almost centered at the end of the bar. On my hybrid I have some longer bar ends and they give a couple extra positions (stretch out my back a tad), not just a change of hand direction.

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    Thanks, hubs. Sweet and comfy are all I needed to hear. Someone let me try their bike with the longer, and more conventional ends, and I was just too far from the brakes and shifters. I do shorter rides than most, and usually on hilly, twisty paths. I guess if I were doing longer rides on the road, I would have made a different choice.

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    I use riser bars and according to convention- you do not use Bar ends on riser bars. Now couple that with the fact that my bars are 27" wide and I should not be using them at all. After years of using bar ends on flat bars- I just could not get by without them. The ones I use are a short 2" stubbie one and do not seem to be of any use- but on those occasions where I have to put in effort- like up hill- or where I want a slightly longer reach they are invaluable.
    As to using a plastic form of anything on a bike -where a good enough lightweight metal version is available, I just would not trust it.
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    I got them. I love them (100yd test ride after installation), and while they're twice as expensive as the singletrack ends, they are more than twice as good, even if the singletrack had had threads that didn't strip before they became tight on the bars.

    If I wasn't in complete agreement about plastic parts before, stapfam, I sure am now.
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    I have been useing the Cane Creek bar ends on my bike over 2 years and have had NO problem with them.
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    So far, so good. With the Singletracks (much like the Serfas) I felt like I needed to train myself to them. The Cane Creeks are a natural.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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