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Trekking bars vs bar ends

Old 03-16-15, 01:45 PM
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Trekking bars vs bar ends

I'm looking to outfit my trek multitrack 750 with new handlebars as the current are to narrow for comfort, and unsure between trekking bars, or simply buying a wider bar and fitting bar ends. Any thoughts/help would be really appreciated.
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I haven't compared the two options directly but I have used trekking bars and I thought they were great. At the time I was using them on a road bike instead of drop bars but eventually I did move to drop bars. I really liked the multitude of hand positions and the provision of close and distant bars.

My experience with them is that you need to fit a longer stem when using trekking bars than you would use for flat bars as the clamping position is in the middle of the two basic positions.

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Old 03-17-15, 02:58 PM
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On a humorous note: If it's a Trek, then it HAS to be Trekking Bars!

You may want to go with Trekking Bars or bullhorn/messenger bars, since you will be changing bars anyway. Look up the many ways folks have installed them, to see what suits you best.
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I started out with straight bars while commuting on my hybrid. I added bar ends for the additional hand positions and after going on longer runs got trek bars. Each was a significant improvement. The trek bar was a much bigger step up then just the bar ends.
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