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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 ]
Total votes : 41
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:46 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Orange Ram Horns were just plain awful...I loved my Onza Ti, and my current X-Lite pro alto 1's.

What really gets my goat are those who put their barends either upside down or back to front, wheel chair style! :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:42 pm 
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bar ends all the way, flatter back position for wind cheating and more places to remove palmpressure.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:05 pm 
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Well. It looks like barends are cool!



I hope to see barends on all your bikes then people!


:D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:57 pm 
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Are these bar ends cool?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:35 am 
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I bought some carbon bar-ends on impulse on Friday for a race on Saturday and they were a god-send. Stubbies, naturually. They look supercool on a flat bar, too.

Definitely agree that they're a no-no on risers

Here they are in use
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:30 am 
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ameybrook, bar-ends are cool, purple is cool ergo that set-up is cool :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:03 pm 
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I used to have an all in one bar, I think it was called a Brahma Bar, it had extra long grips that went all the way round the curved bar end part. Were these ever cool?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:25 pm 
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I had Brahma bars as well, coupled with a Flexstem I must have had about 2" travel when on the ends of them.

It was amazing when I went back to flat bars and a normal stem... so much more control :lol:

Another downer on the those Brahma's was that your hands were always cooped up because the curves meant the grips had to be nearer the middle - nice idea, but rubbish in use.


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