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Old 07-20-10, 06:34 AM   #1
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Question Bar ends for Cannondale Q5

Hi all,

New here so forgive me if this is a dumb question - getting back into riding after a 20 or so year hiatus (now with my kids!)

I picked up a Cannondale Q5 to ride on/off road. I'm really enjoying it, but am having some pains in my hands (computer person by trade - not surprising).

Based on reading here it looks like bar ends might be a possible solution to give my hands a break / change the pressure distribution. Are there any in particular you would recommend? Will I need to replace the stock grips as well? Any further advice you'd be willing to share?

Thanks!!!
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Old 07-20-10, 07:03 AM   #2
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You can add any barends you like to any flatbar and you can either move the grips or cut them.
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As well as bar ends you should probably get Ergon grips. These provide a position with much better wrist alignment and are very popular here. Some of these have built in bar ends.
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This has been a good combination for me, Ergon GP-1 grips and Forte Kor bar ends from Performance bicycle. I couldn't ride 20 miles with my old round grips without my wrists killing me but now it's no longer a problem.
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