Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

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Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:14 pm

Just how wrong is fitting some short bar ends to a pair of loops? Will I burn in Hell for eternity? Will kids throw stones at me as I ride past? Will they refuse to serve me in the Spar?
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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:19 pm

Got ergon gs2 ithink ,on straight bars and yes kids thrown stones at me as I ride past , :lol: , how comfy would they be Stu with the way the bar sweeps back ,would it not put your wrists in a awkward position , only asking as now kids are sorted for Christmas I have the spare cash for my frame bag and was also looking at a set of riser loops

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Post by Landslide » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:35 pm

On the OP, very/yes/yes/if there's any justice in the world.
middleagedmadness wrote:...looking at a set of riser loops
Risers and bar ends? There are no words. :YMSICK: :YMSICK: :YMSICK:

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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by Landslide » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:37 pm

(Or, y'know, whatever's comfy. It'll probably be too dark to see 'em quite a lot of the time. Or they'll be covered in mud.)

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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:50 pm

Go for it :-bd I have 80,s style foam grips on my woodchippers wrapped with tape, wrong but works.
You might find humpet do suitably strange/ugly bars if you want to avoid DIY :-bd
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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by voodoo_simon » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:55 pm

Can’t imagine how they would work on the ends, possibly stick out too much and catch on stuff?

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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:27 pm

Get some proper ski-bend types

Personally I can't see how the hand position would work. I think I'd feel my wrists were twisted too far outwards. Sort of the opposite of Loops/Woodchippers. But then I know some folk who like to steer a car by holding onto the lower half of the wheel....

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Post by landel » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:36 pm

I've Ergon GP3s with On-One OG bars. Worked perfectly well on the HT550 this year. The GP3s offer a lot of different positions for long days. Admittedly, I rarely get points for style :grin:

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Post by benp1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:36 pm

I found the bar end ergon grips very comfy, GP3s I think

Only problem was on tight tracks with brambles and similar they would hook on and it was murder!

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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by Ray Young » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:00 pm

I broke three ribs when some bar ends caught on a bush sending me crashing to the floor, the bars had only a small degree of backsweep. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:13 pm

Unless you broke both wrists and the doctor was pissed when he set the bones...

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Post by Pirahna » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:08 pm

I can see it working if you run the loops vertically, like a chopper.

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Post by Asposium » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:44 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:Just how wrong is....?
never thought i would see the day that chef boner would ask if something was wrong.

surely, being on the fringe of cycling we can do as we please? :shock:
heck, might even start the next trend. :lol:

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Post by belugabob » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:50 pm

Well, if you're popping into Spar, they'll be reet grand for hanging you shopping bags on ;)

Disclaimer: I have a 29er with wide riser bars and bar ends - but I've never been accused of being trendy,

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Post by whitestone » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:00 pm

On the basis that it would send the denizens of STW into an apoplectic meltdown I'd say do it and post lots of pics :lol: Then again ...
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:44 pm

Apologies, you're right ... it's a crap idea :roll:
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Post by Charliecres » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:24 pm

What about bar ends on drops? Or bar ends on bar ends?

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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by Wotsits » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:43 pm

I tried a specialized grip/bar end combo on my Jones loops once.
It wasn't a good combo, foliage that wouldn't usually cause a problem worked like an arrester hook!!

The extra hand positions that they offered were not worth the risk of being catapulted off..

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Post by gairym » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:45 pm

Charliecres wrote:What about bar ends on drops? Or bar ends on bar ends?
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Post by BrokeBikeMountain » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:47 pm

Wouldn't you turn your arms inside out?

I've got Alpkit Confucious Bars with bar ends, and an extra light bar too.

Looks a horror show when there's no bags. Got some strange looks when I rode with Singletrack last week at Hebbers!

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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by Mariner » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:04 pm

Isn't this how Butterfly Bars were invented? :lol:

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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by Lazarus » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:16 pm

all my bikes used to have them till bars got stupidly wide they dont work on proper wide ones

I used them on my confusious bars when bikepacking BUT the bar end has the tool kit and i like not having to dig for it. I honestly dont recall using them for hand position but i must have at some point.

As for looks never understood why anyone cares it not like you stare lovingly at your bike you just ride it and , on a ride, I am the person who should can ,, and does, see least of its looks. I I am stunned to hear two wheeled tramps care and I advise you to try it with some poggies then no one will know what you are up to and you can still look like one of the tribe

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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:31 pm

As for looks never understood why anyone cares it not like you stare lovingly at your bike you just ride it and , on a ride, I am the person who should can ,, and does, see least of its looks. I I am stunned to hear two wheeled tramps care and I advise you to try it with some poggies then no one will know what you are up to and you can still look like one of the tribe
Yeah but doing it just felt wrong - a bar that already affords multiple hand positions, how could I ever think I'd need any more :wink:

After trying a pair of Crane Creek ends this afternoon, I can confirm that while it nearly works, there's just a bit too much backsweep. Could really do with some ends that are angled in slightly towards the centre. I often ride with my palms resting on the tips of the bar, so thought it'd be worth a go.
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Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Post by psling » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:45 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote: After trying a pair of Crane Creek ends this afternoon, I can confirm that while it nearly works, there's just a bit too much backsweep. Could really do with some ends that are angled in slightly towards the centre. I often ride with my palms resting on the tips of the bar, so thought it'd be worth a go.
Seen a couple with bar ends on loops but... on the front loop, aero stylee, which of course is not what you mean at all!!

I kind of understand (I think) what you're trying to achieve though. Bar ends that are cranked at about the same angle (reversed) as the sweep of the bars, meaning they sit roughly parallel with the centre-line of the bike. Similar hand position while riding to Cane Creeks on flat bars?


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