- Show me your wide flat bars with bar ends…
niche I know, but I’m considering putting bar ends on the 29er with the existing wide flat bars (widish these days at 685mm).
If you’re running bar ends on a wide flat bar, how did does it feel? I tried to ‘simulate’ it a bit on the weekend ride, but it all just felt a bit odd to have the hands in that position on wide bars.Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriberNormal ManSubscriber
I was an early ‘adopter’ of bar ends BITD and kind of always missed them, to the point of often putting my hands on the ends of the bars when linking together trails with road sections for eg.
These are on the stock 700mm bars. Fitted them from day one – this was fresh out the box*:
*so excuse the poor snapshot!Posted 4 years agoadshSubscriber
I use K force 670s with bar ends and really would not want to go much wider with bar ends on single track. Catching bar ends on stuff is bad news. You’d be surpised how much bracken/branches brushes off bars that catches and yanks on bar ends.
ps they feel great and 15mm is neither here nor there so go for it – love bar ends!Posted 4 years agoBigDummySubscriber
There’s definitely a width at which bar ends cease to be a good thing. And a lot of v. wide bars are also quite swept, which I think puts bar ends in the wrong position. That lot above look fine, but I use a 730mm bar for normal ridings, and they are definitely not a good thing on those.Posted 4 years ago
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