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Bar ends for 1" or larger handlebars?

Old 11-21-23, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ratalish
OK. It's for a recumbent. [I ride a Vendetta...if you want to see it go to the cruzbike.com website and select the V20c]. I recently developed lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). If I rotate my hand 90 degrees on the handlebars the pain drops significantly. Bar ends allow me to rotate my hand 90 degrees. My handlebars are 1" OD which is why I need the oversized bar ends.
Why don't you run a normal MTB handlebar that has a 22.2mm grip diameter? That way you have a lot of choices for bar end grips.
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Originally Posted by ratalish
OK. It's for a recumbent. [I ride a Vendetta...if you want to see it go to the cruzbike.com website and select the V20c]. I recently developed lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). If I rotate my hand 90 degrees on the handlebars the pain drops significantly. Bar ends allow me to rotate my hand 90 degrees. My handlebars are 1" OD which is why I need the oversized bar ends.
Looking at the bike, the shifters are Microshift Arsis shifters which, in the installation instructions are meant for handlebars with a diameter of min. 23.8mm to a max of 24.2mm. The bars look like regular road handlebars with a 31.8mm center diameter and a bit of a wider flare than usual but they look like road bars. I am very sure that they are not 1” in diameter at the ends. They may be a bit large for bar ends from a 22.2mm mountain bike handlebar but you could still those on by spreading the barend a bit.

I think the disconnect here is that you are measuring the bars with the tape in place. You’ll have to remove it to mount bar ends.
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Old 11-28-23, 02:45 PM
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Correct, that 23.8mm OD is the stock handlebar. But (like I said it's complicated) the wrist angle of the stock bars is not neutral, as you can see that on your photo. It's splayed out about 45 degrees. 45 degrees is no issue for short rides but I typically do 4+ hour rides where it does get painful. So, I built custom bars with a hacked stem that accepts 1" stock as does my tube bender. That's why I need 1" bar ends.
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