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Old 07-02-06, 04:27 PM   #1
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backwards bar ends ?

Regarding off road touring:


I had what I think is an epiphany to my comfort problem. I recently had a bike fit, and then a new higher stem instaled. The rise seems perfect, but only during times when I need all of my muscles. When I want to sit upright I would put two fingers on the grip until my hands went numb. Then I realized I could flip the bar ends backwards and get a sweep back bar effect. I went on a ride today with them and cant seem to find any problems, they even look kind of cool. I can see the danger in this if i was riding single track, but for long paved and fire roads it seems to work. Anyone use this on rides? any problems with it?
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Sounds cool!

I see homeless folk riding bikes with two, even three sets of huge (walmart) bar ends stacked on each other, once I even saw some, then with areo bars!

Whatever works for you. Let's just hope they don't break from stress
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Sounds cool!

I see homeless folk riding bikes with two, even three sets of huge (walmart) bar ends stacked on each other, once I even saw some, then with areo bars!

Whatever works for you. Let's just hope they don't break from stress


I know that its sounds like a dui job even though this is on a 2000 dollar cannondale. Im going to wrap it in road tape from the bar end to the shifters. It wont even be recognizable.
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You should consider a Jeff Jones H-Bar
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Old 07-03-06, 12:58 AM   #5
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You should consider a Jeff Jones H-Bar

thats a cool design, but $250?
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Are you sure you won't be cutting yourself short on cornering clearance for your knees? Doesn't sound real safe to me. Make sure you've got bar end plugs in so you don't cookie cutter a thigh if you stop fast.
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the are just short titec stubs, enough to support my palms
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thats a cool design, but $250?
Titec makes one for MUCH less.
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Old 07-08-06, 11:34 PM   #9
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Titec makes one for MUCH less.
Do you have the model name of the Titec bar? It's not on their website. Thanks.
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From Quality's website:

Titec H-Bar handlebar designed with Jeff Jones

* Unconventional design allows for multiple hand and body positions for better handling and greater comfort


Bar Clamp Diameter: 31.8 mm
Color: Black
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Material: 6061
Width: 670 mm
Bar Rise: 37 mm
Weight: 390.0 g
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Invoice Description: Titec H-Bar 31.8 black
Manufacturer Part Number: HBAR
Estimated Arrival Date: 07/17/06
Country of Origin: TW

It seems its just the Titec H-Bar... may be a QBP exclusive?
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From Quality's website:

Titec H-Bar handlebar designed with Jeff Jones

* Unconventional design allows for multiple hand and body positions for better handling and greater comfort


Bar Clamp Diameter: 31.8 mm
Color: Black
Bend:
Material: 6061
Width: 670 mm
Bar Rise: 37 mm
Weight: 390.0 g
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Invoice Description: Titec H-Bar 31.8 black
Manufacturer Part Number: HBAR
Estimated Arrival Date: 07/17/06
Country of Origin: TW

It seems its just the Titec H-Bar... may be a QBP exclusive?
Thanks!
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Old 07-08-06, 11:59 PM   #12
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From Quality's website:

Titec H-Bar handlebar designed with Jeff Jones

* Unconventional design allows for multiple hand and body positions for better handling and greater comfort


Bar Clamp Diameter: 31.8 mm
Color: Black
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Material: 6061
Width: 670 mm
Bar Rise: 37 mm
Weight: 390.0 g
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Invoice Description: Titec H-Bar 31.8 black
Manufacturer Part Number: HBAR
Estimated Arrival Date: 07/17/06
Country of Origin: TW

It seems its just the Titec H-Bar... may be a QBP exclusive?
I can't find it on the QPB special order catalog on AEbike or Harris....it must be quite new. Do you have any idea of the MSRP?
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$50-60 depending on your shop's price matrix. Its sold out for now though, unfortunately.
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$50-60 depending on your shop's price matrix. Its sold out for now though, unfortunately.
Once again. thanks.
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No problem, its a pretty sweet setup by all accounts... really big among the offroad touring crowd it seems.
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