We are looking at getting an '06 Burley Rock-n-Roll, to help satisfy our need for pavement AND dirt. But, I don't necesarrily want to go with the drop-bar option.
Has (or does) anyone currently ride a MTB (single or tandem) on the road, with bar-ends? I've never ridden with bar-ends, and it seems as though they would serve pretty much the same purpose as riding on the hoods.
On the 3 tandem rides we've done (friends tandem w/drop bar, about 90 miles total), I didn't ride in the drops at all, it was either on the tops or on the hoods. So I'm thinking that we could get away with bar-ends.