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Bar Ends(13 posts)

Bar Endspherret
Mar 21, 2003 12:40 PM
In a previous issue of MTB Action, in there gear section they had a pair of bar ends that looked like drops. They were not the Cane Creek speed clip ons, which are a big L going down. These were rounded of like a road bike bar. If anyone knows the brand or where I can get a set that would be most appreciated.
Thanks

Pherret
re: Bar Endstodwithoned
Mar 21, 2003 1:00 PM
Scott made a bar end called the "clip on drop in". These are not the road bars with the extra flats on the bottom, but a curved section that I believe clipped on near the stem. When they are on ebay, they sell for less than $20.00.
re: Bar Endsatpjunkie
Mar 21, 2003 2:57 PM
I can't remember but there was a set of bar ends that were essentially drops. I'll look through some old mags
Are these what you are looking for?Ahimsa
Mar 21, 2003 5:22 PM
?

Cheers!

A.
Are these what you are looking for?atpjunkie
Mar 21, 2003 7:16 PM
I think those are them. would be illegal to race due to forward extensions.
Are these what you are looking for?Ahimsa
Mar 21, 2003 7:40 PM
"would be illegal to race due to forward extensions."

I think I'd be more concerned about the style police with regard to illegality. Those things are absolutely bloody awful looking. Ugly as a five dolar whore in the morning.

A.
style policeatpjunkie
Mar 24, 2003 12:03 PM
Hey I'm just passing race legality info along, I'm not passing judgement on aesthetics. Just wanted to 'discourage" on issues of legality, maybe those would be useful on a trans USA ride.
Wouldn't own them myself.
N.E.W.K. barsStampertje
Mar 22, 2003 3:10 AM
I believe they're called NEWK bars. I saw them in an ad I picked up at FietsRAI (the Dutch cycling show) two weeks ago. They also had a model without the forward extensions. I'm sorry, I tossed the ad and don't remember who distributes them.

I have a similar sort of construction on my commuter that I picked up from an old parts bin at the LBS. I've only seen them once since, and they only said "speedliner". No idea who makes those. They have the drop starting from the end of a forward extension so I'm sure they would be illegal for racing, but they're very comfortable if you wrap them.
What would be better...triangleforge
Mar 24, 2003 11:25 AM
I've seen a few of these around, and have to wonder how often they get used (aesthetics aside). The effective width of the "drop" bars is significantly more than even the widest road bars, negating any aerodynamic benefit and being a heck of a lot less comfortable than properly-sized drop bars.

What I've always thought would be a better route for MTB drops would be something akin to the Scott Rakes or the Breakaway Bars, mounting INBOARD of the brake levers & shifters that would allow you to assume something coming a lot closer to a proper aero position on fast, smooth terrain with a bit of comfort (albeit a tad on the narrow side).

Of course, your kneecaps might be in range of the bar ends, but that would be the case even with them out at the ends, rather than toward the middle.

Cheers!
The "speedliners" curve inwardsStampertje
Mar 25, 2003 1:40 AM
The speedliners I have on my hybrid curve inward a little bit. They mount right on the end of the bar, then curve up and in so the top is about two inches above the bar and two inches inside the ends (this gives a great "hoods" position, far more comfortable than regular barends), then back down and out. I use them *a lot*. If only I knew who made them...
re: Bar Endsjm3
Mar 21, 2003 10:59 PM
Endless Innovations is the company you're looking for. I believe endlessinnovations.com. I have them and they're pretty cool. The only problem is their weird shape/size which didn't allow me to attach brake levers intially. A trip to the harware store for some clamps helped and now they work.

What they allowed me to do was take a flat mtb bar (cut down to an acceptable width) and make a wider bar with drops. This allowed a better position with top-mounted brake levers for control in difficult terrain or descents. Sort of a compromise between road and mtb width. Sorry I don't have a picture.
Here's the web addressjm3
Mar 21, 2003 11:03 PM
Sorry, the correct addrs is endless-innovations.com

One other thing, the drop is very shallow.
Here's the web addresspherret
Mar 22, 2003 9:24 AM
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks everyone.