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Old 09-04-13, 02:36 PM
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Bar ends

I have been finding the ergo grips on the 2012 Trek DS 8.4 somewhat uncomfortable. I have a big hand and I find that I am tensing my thumbs a lot since I can't seem to find anyway to comfortably rest them. I am either applying pressure to the thumb socket or straining to keep my thumbs out of the way. Over an extended period of riding my thumb joints start to hurt.

What are some a good bar end attachment that people recommend, my hope is to have a comfortable grip with my thumb outward on top of the girp. If I could avoid those solid bent metal once it would be great.
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Well, if you want to alloy w/bend, then you got basically two types of designs. Either a stubby one like this (used as an example, not an endorsement- no experience with) or something like this from Cane Creek (again, no experience- but on my "would like to try" list). I don't think you could use a bar mounted mirror with the Cane Creek type, though.

Either option will necessitate moving your controls and grips towards the stem, of course.

I personally am using GP-1 grips and Giant branded alloy bar ends w/slight bend at the moment.
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I'm Using this set .. their GP5 is a longer Bar end .

the broad grip is a benefit, the end is a smooth transition , and a single bolt fixes both..
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Good morning,
I have a Trek 7.4FX and added these bar ends:
In my case I also needed to get an adapter kit, but installation was fairly simple, and if in doubt your LBS will install for a small fee.
Most importantly I love having multiple hand positions that the bar ends afford.
Good luck and best regards
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Are there any bar ends that are inserts inside of the tube as apposed to the external clamp-ons?
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I like the Specialized P2 overendz bar ends as they have a nice place for the thumbs to rest at the ends. I also have the Specialized targa bar endz on another bike, but dont like those so much.
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