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Lightweight alloy construction
Available in short (ski bend) or long (L bend)
HB END OR8 BAR ENDS C-LITE LONG ALY BK
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As other reviewers have stated, these bars hold very nicely and have a solid feel and well laid out geometry. I was hesitant to get them at first as I thought they looked strange in the product pictures, but they look pretty good on my bike in person.
These offer a nice wide stance to help with steering stability and are the same diameter as my bike's handlebars (22mm~). If you wanted to get wacky, you could easily mount brake levers and or shifters on these.
I'll freely admit that this was my first time installing bar ends. I was a bit disappointed to see that there were no instructions printed on the back of the cardstock to which the bars were attached, but I'm handy with hardware so it wasn't hard to figure out what to do:
* Move the shifters in about an inch * Trim a hole the size of the handlebars in the end of the grips * Move the grips in leaving enough space for the width of the bar ends * Attach bar ends & plug the holes on the ends of the handle-bars * Rock on with it
The problems I ran into were as follows:
1. The plugs for the ends of the handlebars consist of a number of solid disks on a central stem. Normally you would expect these to taper down so that they can be inserted more easily and ensure an increasingly tight fit. With these, however, each disc is the same large size making them very difficult to insert and resulting in (what I would consider) a sub-optimal...
The great thing about bar ends like this is that you can mount them to suit your individual needs and/or wants. Granted - a pure mountain bike racer may mount them more at a flat angle to achieve a more aerodynamic effect. I bought mine from the LBS (local bike shop)and mounted them at more of an upright angle. This provides a little relief on my old back & gives a choice of hand positions. On longer rides, you, me...anyone will need to shift hand positions to avoid cramping. This is the easy & inexpensive solution.
Made of alloy - not steel - won't rust. Very light & provide good grip on the knurled surface. A must for any long distance riding.
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