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  • BAR ENDS-Extensions Query

     tomlevell updated 11 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 7 Posts
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  • Guido22

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 9:36 am

    Hi All

    Great forum – just bought a CUBE LTD RACE and my only gripe is the bars

    themselves which are Easton EA30 Lowriser bars.

    They are quite narrow and not ideal for bar end extensions which I would like to add to the bike.

    I note that all (?) bar ends are clamped to the end of the bar itself and hence you loose a little on the length of the grip area of the handle bar which I cant really sacrifice.

    Are there any bar end extensions that locate in the bore of the handlebar tube and can be clamped on the bore of the tube- thus avoiding the loss of an inch or so off the end of the bars?

    My web searching would suggest not – but I am surprised given the plethora of accessories for MTB enthusiasts that manufacturers have not thought of this idea……

    Guess my only other option is to change the bars but given that I have only just spent the best part of a grand I am a little loathed to spend even more money to replace the bars…. any help/contributions would be greatly appreciated…..

    Thanks

    Guido

  • Alex.

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 10:18 am

    i see your point. i dont think there is as far as i know. you must remember though, that the bike was built for people in “general.” you will probably find that the next person who buys it loves the bars but hates the stem or seat, so will change that.

    use it to your advantage, your not replacing the bars…. your upgrading them 😉

    get some EA 50s or 70s.

  • Guido22

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 6:05 pm

    i see your point. i dont think there is as far as i know. you must remember though, that the bike was built for people in “general.” you will probably find that the next person who buys it loves the bars but hates the stem or seat, so will change that.

    use it to your advantage, your not replacing the bars…. your upgrading them 😉

    get some EA 50s or 70s.

    Have just checked Eastons’ website and there is no width difference between EA50/60/70 riser bars – all are 685mm wide? Mine are about 650mm, so this will only afford me nominally an extra 17mm per end…. but I guess that would be sufficient for a bar end as discussed earlier….

  • konastinky888

    Member
    2 September 2009 at 7:38 am

    Are there any bar end extensions that locate in the bore of the handlebar tube and can be clamped on the bore of the tube- thus avoiding the loss of an inch or so off the end of the bars?

    Thanks

    Guido

    just came across these on ebay. Seems there are some bar ends out there that fit like you suggested.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Race-Face-Lock-on-Grips-with-Built-in-Bar-Ends_W0QQitemZ110429206548QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR?hash=item19b617f814&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    just a bit of a shame they look like they are made from 2 lumpy potatoes……….. or playdoh……….

  • mong

    Member
    2 September 2009 at 12:00 pm

    bloody hell well found that man !!!

    never seen anything like that before

    was gona suggest getting hold of some ally tube the right internal diameter and making some little plugs to slide in, clamp in place, then you would have somewhere to clamp your extensions…

    just a thought

    tony

  • Guido22

    Member
    8 September 2009 at 8:22 am

    bloody hell well found that man !!!

    never seen anything like that before

    was gona suggest getting hold of some ally tube the right internal diameter and making some little plugs to slide in, clamp in place, then you would have somewhere to clamp your extensions…

    just a thought

    tony

    Good idea, however ChainReactionCycles do the same spec EATON bar albeit longer, at 685mm, for £20 so decided to get one. (For some reason CUBE cut the supplied bars to 640mm approx. which is really too narrow for bar ends).

    Have also bought some Tigra Powerstud barends. Shoud do the job nicely…!

    Thanks for your input chaps.

  • tomlevell

    Member
    8 September 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Ergon grips with integrated bar end.

    http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/home

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