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    I done Broke It Again Mr W's Avatar
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    Bar ends, yes or no

    Bar ends seem to be very uncool where I'm from.

    Do you fit them?

    If not, why?

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    yep.

    cane creek ergo control 2 bar ends, they are awesome.

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    I have them. I think they're great for when you have to drive a little on asphalt to get to your trail.

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    I used to have them, and loved the additional hand positions they offer, but I felt like I lacked control when using them, so I took them off

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    I only use them for climbing, and they certainly do work. The Cane Creek ones are pretty sweet, but I like the old, ideally in anodized purple to show just how old I am...
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    Yep

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    I don't like traditional bar ends so I said no, but I do like the small ovals that you can fit on the bars. Those things are great!
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    I liked them but my current grips don't allow them, I don't really miss them though.

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    they make climbing nice.
    Every time that wheel turn round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground

    - J. Garcia

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    Lame... personally I dont like em.
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    60% of the time, it works everytime.

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    Yep. Mit sauce.
    "While my father fought for you, I learnt. While my father glorified your petty administration, I learnt. While he longed every day for our line, Adunís line, to be restored, I learnt. He sent me away to bring the Dark Templar back when the time was right!
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    I use them on both my mountain bikes.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    They became really popular when I first started mountain biking back in the early nineties. We teens thought they were pretty cool and helped to climb. What's not cool is having them not tight enough and them slipping down when hammering. Overall not needed.

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    The bull horn type look silly, plain and simple. I have single track ends that look better and work better than the bull horn type I tried breifly. If you in an area with lots of climbs then get some, if not don't bother.

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    I hold onto my bars like there are bar ends even though there aren't. I quit using them in 1999. Its a bit strange, but it works for me. 6 Michiganders and lots of riding in between so far with no bar ends.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    I used them for a while singlespeeding to get more leverage when climbing. However, I hooked them on big vines a couple of times when needling my way through wooded narrow singletrack. Thats a really lame and no fun way to crash. I've concluded bar ends are worthless, unless you plan on riding really far and need some different hand positions.

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    Lock-ons for me.

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    the control tech carbon bar ends are great and they look good

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsa
    the control tech carbon bar ends are great and they look good
    Ooohhh......purdy!!!

    I am so looking forward to seeing your new bike.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    With a flat bar, yes

    With a riser bar, probably no (aesthetics thing )

    I find that they are nice to have for carrying groceries, plus having that extra hand position is nice when you feel you need to displace the stress from having your hands in one position for too long

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    i use these.



    they're pretty good, small and both the grip and bar end is intergrated, so looking the bar end down also locks the grip.
    This is not Nam. This is bowling. There are rules

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    Hehehe Yes! I tied it up!

    No, because.......just because.
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    I don't like them, but they have been nice to use on the trails.

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    My last set went with the bike that I sold in '92. Haven't had any since and really don't miss them, not that there is anything wrong with them.

    Wow, that was 15 years ago.

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    Bar ends.......suck!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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