Come on guys help me, pros and cons of bar ends.
Setup is Titus x-carbon, flat bars, 640 wide ( I had to change the 600's I'm used to 780's!!)
Cockpit feel is rangy enough I think, longer than my AM bike but not so long I'll have a broken back and neck after 24hrs. I am very used to training on the roadie on the hoods.
I rode Bikefest on the wife's bike which is a bit small with the narrower bars and bar ends and it was nice on the climbs, but maybe cos of the tighter cockpit.
I feel a wee bit 'hemmed in' on the twisty bits with bar ends for some reason..not sure Mayhem has many twisty bits or if I'll care after a few hours.
so I'm not sure i'm convinced, I'm in new territory, never done 24 solo, never ridden extensively with bar ends. Thought maybe I should cos alot of those xc racers seem to use them, but looking at pics, not too may of the 24 boys appear too?
I've got some nice comfy foam grips I'm holding off fitting till I've made the decision as once on, they'll be a pig to move...so what do the single track massive, or more importantly some of you with experience, think?