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  • I fancy some bar ends
  • Premier Icon pootle
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    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?

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    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.

    Premier Icon loddrik
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    Use bar ends on my hybrid, my hands are on them 80% of the time. Wouldn’t be without them. Who cares if they are fashionable or not.

    Premier Icon clubber
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    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…

    Premier Icon rocketman
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    mrs.rocket has some on her bike. Claims that it helps her get forward on the climbs without being forward all the time, if that makes sense

    Premier Icon steviecapt
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    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

    Premier Icon The Beard
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    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 😉

    Premier Icon rogerthecat
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    Yep, I use them all the time, preferred place to put my hands tbh. Also, really good for pulling against on steep/rocky climbs on the SS.

    Any excuse to post this;

    Premier Icon doncorleoni
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    Yup would not be without now!

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    A bike isn’t complete without bar-ends; but I am stuck in 1996.

    EDIT: Aahhh sod it 😉

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