- TOGS… Mutant thumb bar-ends for not the ends…
Does anyone else use these odd little mutant objects?
A lad I ride with had some, and they were bugging me. I found myself googling “tiny bar-ends but for thumbs“, and was so pleased that search found them that I’d bought a pair before I realised what had happened.
I’ve used them for a while now, and it is not obvious to me that they are any use to speak of. Also they’re fouling up the magnificent lines of the Pepto-Crush Surface. Anyone reckon they’re awesome? Acquired taste? Should I persevere?
Send us your reckons… 🙂Posted 2 years agoDenis99Member
I ordered a pair of these togs from the USA.
Sold them recently, I just didn’t get on with them.
I think you will find some folk who will like them a lot though.
Personal preference really, but found I didn’t use them, seems like a good idea, but in practice they were wasted on my riding style.Posted 2 years ago
Me me me
I bought them on a whim and I love them
Don’t go near them descending but i find i din’t even think about it on climbs i just find my hands on them.
I can well believe they’re not for everyone.
I set them pretty loose at the start so i ended up nudging them into the correct location then thightenened them.Posted 2 years agoscotroutesMember
I remember seeing these some time ago and thinking “who rides with their hands resting on the bar like that?” Not long later I was out for a longer ride and suddenly noticed that I did. I’ve been doing it for years without realising.
Anyway, I bought two sets and fitted one to my Pact. It just gives a wee bit more control when riding with palms resting on the bars. Combined with bar ends, that’s a third hand position – handy on long rides.
An unexpected bonus is that my hands don’t get so cold in winter either. I think it’s the fact you’re not gripping the bars, it must allow more blood flow to the fingers or something.Posted 2 years agorexatedMember
for me they just encourage you to use a different hand position, which is a bonus on long rides/races, as it changes the emphasis on muscle groups. Also, I do tend to use them like mini bar ends on long gentle climbs where they seem to cause me to use my core muscles better. Wouldn’t think of the using them on descents.
I’m with joshvegas on this – a togs evangalist!Posted 2 years ago
zippykona – Member
I looked at these a while ago but someone somewhere in internet land got injured by these things in an OTB.
Now use wiggly bars.
I can see that it’s possible but there are a lot of other parts on the bike that could hurt me in a crash.
I’m also a mincer so otb moments are rare-ish! 😀Posted 1 year ago
Well, shipped from California!
As fast as CRC. lol
Postage is a b***h though unlike crc. 😉
Just fitted them, will post a pic in a bit. Trying them on a ride tomorrow and will update this thread.
I doubt I will get hit for import tax. Actual product cost about £15. Rest was postage. 🙂
EDIT: ZIPPY Jenson sent me a 15% off code. No idea if it will work and won’t save that much but your welcome to try it? 🙂Posted 1 year agosurvivorSubscriber
You lot need to up your internet shopping skills.
The only UK stockist of these showing on the TOGS site is http://www.comriecroftbikes.co.uk/contact-us/
Contacted them and got the carbon hinged version for £29.95 posted.
Still feel a bit ripped off for what they are really but fancied giving them a go.Posted 1 year agoepicycloSubscriber
orangespyderman – Member
‘I got a lot of scorn on here quite a few years back for this idea.’
And, quite frankly, rightfully
Indeed. They’re actually for 2 other purposes entirely.
To keep my handlebar muffs lofted so they don’t contact my hands, and for when I invert the bike trailside to fix something it keeps the grips and controls out of the slush.
Folk assumed they were for thumb grips. 🙂Posted 1 year ago
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