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Old 05-31-18, 01:36 PM
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Bar Ends? I know it's a touchy subject

So I was curious what the thoughts are about bar ends. Not the ones that stick out as much as the ones that angle up. Does anyone have them and will I be looked at weird by people if I put them on?
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Old 05-31-18, 02:54 PM
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Look weird not at all! A lot of people have them, tons of choices. Just need to decide what type you want.
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Old 05-31-18, 02:56 PM
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Why would you be looked at weird?

I don't think this is a touchy subject.

I had GP3's for a while https://www.rei.com/product/884446/e...andlebar-grips and loved the bar ends but hated the grips that were a part of them so I took them off and am searching for something different as we speak.

Having bar ends gives you a nice alternate grip point to keep your hands form getting numb. And it works really well too. The simplest thing of rotating your wrist 90 degrees for a grip fro a a mile does wonders to help stave of numbness.

Anyone who complains that you have bar ens on your bike because you like them needs to seriously re-evaluate their life.
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This is the best combo I've found so far. I wonder every day what weird is.

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Originally Posted by sail View Post
This is the best combo I've found so far. I wonder every day what weird is.

ok so when they put them on they will go on the inside? Is that normal?
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Old 05-31-18, 07:02 PM
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It's certainly not as touchy a subject as suspension!

I would say that most people mount bar ends on the outside of the grips. I keep my bar ends on the very outside of the handlebar. Here's a picture of them on my Roam:


roamcreek3 by jnjadcock, on Flickr

I find them most useful for various hand positions and for leverage when standing up to climb.
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Old 05-31-18, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Jewishcowboy View Post

ok so when they put them on they will go on the inside? Is that normal?
It works great.


If you have a wide handlebar like I do(680mm), having bar ends at the end doesn't work very well, plus as I have a mirror on one side of my handlebars, they get in the way if I am also trying to grip bar ends.


Bar ends in the middle FOR THE WIN!!!
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Old 05-31-18, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
It works great.


If you have a wide handlebar like I do(680mm), having bar ends at the end doesn't work very well, plus as I have a mirror on one side of my handlebars, they get in the way if I am also trying to grip bar ends.


Bar ends in the middle FOR THE WIN!!!
looks like your bars are longer than mine
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Old 05-31-18, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sail View Post
This is the best combo I've found so far. I wonder every day what weird is.

I feel the same too. Wide pronated grip for slow turns, more torque. Narrow parallel grip for cruising.
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Old 06-01-18, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by hermanchauw View Post


I feel the same too. Wide pronated grip for slow turns, more torque. Narrow parallel grip for cruising.

Why two bells?
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Old 06-01-18, 04:52 AM
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Why two bells?
They act as stoppers for bungee cords, straps etc to secure my cargo. Hehe.
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After trying many, many, many, others, over lots of years - I have settled on one that I feel is far superior to others. Smallish, unobtrusive, comfortable, nylonish material (no wrap), and relatively inexpensive.

Specialized P2 Overendz Barends https://www.specialized.com/us/en/p2...=219373-130805

I gave all my others away, and put these on all my (and children, grandchildren) straight bar bikes.
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
After trying many, many, many, others, over lots of years - I have settled on one that I feel is far superior to others. Smallish, unobtrusive, comfortable, nylonish material (no wrap), and relatively inexpensive.

Specialized P2 Overendz Barends https://www.specialized.com/us/en/p2...=219373-130805

I gave all my others away, and put these on all my (and children, grandchildren) straight bar bikes.
I've seen you rave about these before I think.

Do you put them out on the ends or on the inside by the shifters?
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Old 06-01-18, 02:39 PM
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My Sirrus came with bar ends, but I never use them. I considered removing them, but I liked the look. I may consider the placement "sail" uses, and if I find it aids my riding, I won't care how it looks -at least not to anyone else.
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Old 06-01-18, 02:49 PM
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Just get the ones designed for inside:

https://www.sq-lab.com/shop/en/New-p...rends-411.html
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Thanks much, Sal. Found and ordered a pair from Amazon and I'm going to try them.
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
I've seen you rave about these before I think.

Do you put them out on the ends or on the inside by the shifters?
I mount mine on the ends of the bars, even with a Myrricle mirror.
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There are so many ways you can do bar ends, and they all make the bike unique and yours!
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Got the Bontragers installed today, love them!!
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Two of my bikes have Ergon GP3, which I find very comfortable. Just large enough for the thumb and a couple fingers.
Wouldn't want to ride w/o them now.
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Originally Posted by Jewishcowboy View Post

Got the Bontragers installed today, love them!!
Nice! Just ordered the BTs for my FX3.

Did you need to buy the adapter thing?
Did you install yourself or did the shop do it?
Are you going to put on grip tape or go without?
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Originally Posted by Jewishcowboy View Post
So I was curious what the thoughts are about bar ends. Not the ones that stick out as much as the ones that angle up. Does anyone have them and will I be looked at weird by people if I put them on?
Riders that notice those bars would think they were a good idea that gave improved riding comfort.
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Old 06-03-18, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jasonsirota View Post


Nice! Just ordered the BTs for my FX3.

Did you need to buy the adapter thing?
Did you install yourself or did the shop do it?
Are you going to put on grip tape or go without?
yes I had to get the adapter, I had them installed when they did the break in inspection and there is tape on them
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Old 06-03-18, 06:52 PM
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I've got Ergon GP5's . Love em. Tried Gp3's but they weren't big enough for me.

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