- Bar Ends- yes or no?
As some of you may know I'm a newbie to the site being an ex-runner. I've had a SilverFox mountain bike for a few years that I have used when injuries prevented me running. The point is it was fitted with those bar end things. Should I get them fitted on my new bike or are they just an accessorie you don't need. Advice please.. don't want to look stupidPosted 7 years agophilconsequenceMember
i've got bar ends ready to put on my risers…. just gotta get some grips to cut up and try it all out.
does make me chuckle at the fashion police, nobody is as cool as the naturally cool person who doesnt try to look cool. if you have to ask the question, you're not cool.
no more internet for you.Posted 7 years agodon simonMember
My XC bike with flat bar has bar ends and gets used for long rides.Posted 7 years ago
Longer travel bike has risers and no bar ends, but they would be useful on longer rides as a change in position would be nice. The bike isn't really deigned for 3hour+ rides though and is more for fooling around. I haven't put bar ends on as I don't like the idea of falling on the bar ends while playing around. For me it's more of a safety issue.convertSubscriber
Was thinking about going back to bar ends on a bike with flat bars, but they just don't work (for me) unless the bar is relatively narrow & my flat bars are 660mm wide. Shape of bar irrelevant- it's the location of the bit you hold in relation to the saddle which is important and on most risers that's not great for bar ends.Posted 7 years agoFOGSubscriber
My wrists just don't seem very flexible giving me really sore hands on a long ride especially with lots of climbing out of the saddle so I fit bar ends on everything, risers as well. I have even been thinking of taking the drops of the road bike and replacing them with straights plus bar ends.Posted 7 years ago
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