I know that bar ends are deeply unfashionable and there is not the same need for them on riser bars but I can envisage them being useful for getting a different hand and shoulder position and thus help with fatigue.
Does anyone else use bar ends for this reason? How do you find them?
They’re useful if you ride in the woods a lot to with trees close to the trail edge, saved me a mangled little finger once or twice. I only have them now on a flat bar’d singlespeed though, mainly for comfort/leverage when climbing standing up, just using the Ergon combined grip/bar-end ones, stubby but they work well.
I still use them. I do find that other than on flat sections with a big head wind or if I ride a long road section that I don’t really use them much now given the width of current bars. I’m considering removing them for those reasons…
i use the ergon gp3 grips, these have 3 finger bar ends to grip on, the reason i bought them was that i was getting pins and needles in my hands after a long ride, these grips give you a possible 4 places to grip on so you dont end up with sore wrists or palms on long rides, as far as fashion goes i couldnt care less what other people think im not that shallow lol
I used to use Ergon GX2 (with carbon bar ends) all the time but I’ve since switched to a wider riser bar and have to say I haven’t missed the bar ends. I may yet try a wide flat bar and see if I like bar ends on that but for now I’m happy without. So much so I’m selling the ergon’s if you’re interested 😉