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Old 04-23-08, 09:23 AM
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Bars ends closer to stem

has anyone ever put the bar ends inside the nearer to the stem and have all the shifters and brakes more towards the outside sorta like aerobars would be? I am bored to day and thought about doing it, but wanted to see if anyone else has tried to do this.
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Old 04-23-08, 10:06 AM
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I doubt it.
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Old 04-23-08, 10:11 AM
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I've considered it and would probably try it if I rode my mountain bike on the road a lot.
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Old 04-23-08, 10:17 AM
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I'm not sure it's legal... but if you don't race UCI races you should be fine. Check the norba rulebook.
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That would negate them being "bar ends".
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Old 04-23-08, 11:40 AM
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If your reason is comfort on long rides, give it a shot. If you are trying it to get "faster" as in aero then your probably just polishing a turd!
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Old 04-23-08, 11:43 AM
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What are bar ends?
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I've done weird things with bar ends. Too bad bar ends don't fit road bars. I've got some wild ideas.
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OMG, Thanks for the replies. some made me smile. It would be for comfort. I thought about aerobars for comfort, but road speed on a mountain bike isn't possible.
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Old 04-23-08, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by white_feather View Post
road speed on a mountain bike isn't possible.
Clearly you haven't met Doug.
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Old 04-23-08, 05:53 PM
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I tried that with some Newk drop bar ends...didn't work very well. Might work better with regular bar ends, but it doesnt seem like it would be very comfortable...
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Old 04-23-08, 06:28 PM
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It's legal Bontrager makes a bar like this but their carbon and are formed into the bar.
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