do any of you run bar ends on a cross bike? I'm building my first cross. i've never raced cross but i will be. I'm going to be building up a cross check. I can either run 8 or 9 speed indexed bar ends for free since i already have them, or I can get some brifters. I'd prefer to spend nothing and use the bar ends. I've used them on my commuter tourer and like them, but this is racing, a different story.
I'd like to hear from people who have used both and why they like/hate them, advise against or for them, etc etc.
at the very least I'm thinking i'll try training with them, and maybe even my first race, then if they doni't work out I can always get some ergo's or sti's later.
i do have experience with sti's ergo's and bar ends. I'd imagine brifters of some sort are probably most widely used o cx bikes since everyone seems to ride on the hoods. which is why i'm not sure if i should even bother trying the bar ends..
help me out!