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On-One Mary Bar + Ergon Grips + Alfine Shifter = ??? Is It Possible ???

Old 09-18-12, 02:42 PM
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On-One Mary Bar + Ergon Grips + Alfine Shifter = ??? Is It Possible ???

I have a 2009 Cannondale Hooligan 1



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I am thinking of changing my bars to some On-One Mary's (or similar) and adding Ergon (or similar) grips.

I am a little worried as to whether there is enough room to fit the grip and the Alfine trigger shifter though, as I have no working knowledge of any of the products other than the shifter. If it were a straight bar I wouldn't be asking.

I am also open to suggestions as to alternatives to the Mary/Ergon combo - and whether or not I should change the stem.

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I have Ergons on My Brompton the double grip shift version is shortest.
I works with their M bar.

the others are wider.. If you can use a full width grip , now you might be able to use
the standard grip there.. just substitute them on what bars you have already .


got Measurements to use? width of existing grip, how far the bars are before any bends.?/

marys sweep back. more than 7~ 10 degrees, right?
the bar end becomes a Hook to snag on stuff..

I'd stick with GR 1's then.. no bar end.

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Dunno specifics on the Alfine shifters, but I ran Marys/Ergons with Shimano MTB triggers and no issues at all. If memory serves, I MAY have trimmed 1/4" off the inner end of the Ergons to get my hand position just right, in relation to the shifter, but it was years ago and memory fades.
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not the best answer ... but VSF Fahrradmanufaktur uses a

Santori Horizon 15° bar (which is quite bent, but not at much as the On One bar you show)

link: https://issuu.com/artfile/docs/2013-handlebars/13

an Alfine-11

and Egron GP1s

the whole bike is here:

https://www.fahrradmanufaktur.de/bike...lfine-11-gang/

but you may want to look through the rest of their line to get similar ideas (why not use a belt and ditch the chain?)
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i have ergon GC3's, an alfine trigger shifter, hydraulic disc levers, and some profile design aerobars set up on a flat bar that i chopped down about as far as it would go (it's crowded, but it works), so my gut tells me that your proposed set-up on the on one mary's would work just fine.

here's my set-up for reference:


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Old 09-18-12, 03:17 PM
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Cheers for the quick responses.

@fietsbob - I don't have the Mary (or the ergon's) yet - which is why I was asking the question. The bar shown in the picture is the stock bar, which is straight with maybe a little rise (I am unsure as to bar nomenclature).

@truman - thats good to know, look like I should probably be OK - how much space was left before the bend?

@acidfast7 - Cheers for the links. Not sure on the Satori, but that VSF Fahrradmanufaktur looks like a sweet ride.

@Steely Dan - Cheers - I forgot to mention my hydraulic levers *doh*, I'm begining to think I might get away with it now.


So what do you think of the Mary Ergon combo - apart from say the Satori's already mentioned, is there anything else I should look at?

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That's my setup: Mary, Alfine and Ergons.
I cut the Mary down by 1/2" each side and there is still room for the shifter.
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@MichaelW - Well that about seals it then.

Unless anyone can suggest a better combo than Mary/Ergon, that is what I will get (when her indoors isn't looking )
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V comfortable, easy on the wrists, elbow and shoulders.
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Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
That's my setup: Mary, Alfine and Ergons.
That's my setup too, uncut.


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One of the guys over on the Hooligan Facebook group has recommended the Ragley Carnegie's - which have less sweep.

Anyone got any views on one over the other? I am torn and while I know it is personal preference, I have no way to try both to find out which I prefer.

ATEOTD, I am after as much comfort as possible.
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TBO, why not just go with a dutch bar/bike if you're after comfort?
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Because I can only afford one bike and I like this one too much - it is fun to ride and nimble too (and I have spent way more on it than I'll ever see back).



yes, I want as much comfort as possible - with my current bike.

Besides, 'er indoors would have something to say about another bike.


I think I'll be going with the Mary's - while both the Mary's and Carnegie's get good reviews, more people mention comfort with the Mary's.

Undecided on the Ergons now. I haven't seen any other manufacturer I like more - which is a good thing. BUT - they do more than one model and I am torn.

Is there any real world noticeable difference in comfort between the GP/GC/GR/GX ranges?

I am particularly drawn to the GP1 S, GP1 SL, GS1 S and the GX1. Suggestions?

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I managed to fit my Alfine shifter, Ergon GP1s, AirZound horn, PB light, a mirror, and a cyclometer on my trekking bars.

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