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Are bar-ends cool?
Poll ended at Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:40 pm
Cool! I like putting my hands on them... 68%  68%  [ 28 ]
I'm caught in the middle. Used them- not used them- not bothered.... 22%  22%  [ 9 ]
Uncool! I don't need extensions to get me up dem hills... 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:40 pm 
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Bar-ends!

Are they or are they not?

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Lets find out!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:50 pm 
BoTY Winner
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On flat bars - cool.

On riser bars - not cool whatsoever.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:54 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
On flat bars - cool.

On riser bars - not cool whatsoever.


Correct!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:57 pm 
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:oops: I use on both - but I only have risers to get extra height in the front end. I've got long legs and so the seat post is so high the handlebars are too far away unless I get riser stem and riser bars, but I would never be without bar ends...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:03 pm 
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Practical , but totally uncool for me .


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:09 pm 
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On flat bars, cool as long as they're nice ones & they're not sticking up vertically. On risers they are shocking!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:47 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
On flat bars - cool.

On riser bars - not cool whatsoever.


ditto.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:02 pm 
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Caught in the middle really!

Don't like curved ski type bar ends at all but I do like the cut and welded L-bends (Control Tech Team Issue, Specialized Dirt Rodz, X-Lite Alto & Onza CWA's)....first pair I ever owned were the Control Tech stubbies with the ODI Tomac grip kit, always wanted the L-Bends but couldn't justify buying new ones!

None of my bikes have them fitted but the Dave Yates I'm collecting Saturday has a pair that look like X-Lite Pro Stubbies.....

Stu


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:46 pm 
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Cool? Useful...YES! I climb better with them and my hurting left wrist likes it when I rest my left hand there on occasion.

Thunderchild


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:52 pm 
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a bar look quite bold to me without barends. And i rides good. So I will go for cool.
But are barends really retro?


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