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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern IL
Bikes: 2007 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour
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I don't have a cyclocross bike...yet (eventually I want a Cross Check). However, I do have those bar ends on my HardRock. I can't say about the allowed at races as I know nothing about that side but the bar ends are not going to be just like using a drop bar.
I like mine because they give me a couple more hand positions and stretch me out a little but they are fairly small compared to a real drop bar. In short, I would say that they are ok for different hand positions but don't expect them to be like using drop bars as far as total comfort and aerodynamics.
You will probably have to bar tape them up too so sliding them off easily might be a problem. The mounting screw killed the palm of my hand, even with gloves, when I was in the 'pseudo hoods' position until I added bar tape. I also had to move my brifters in an inch on the bar otherwise it would have been too cramped to use the flat bars as normal.
Last edited by Stujoe; 09-23-07 at 06:47 AM.