Answer Bar Ends Bar End

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Answer Bar Ends

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[Mar 09, 2002]
Jojo
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

They looked cool.

Weakness:

They were too fat for my gloved hands. They could not survive even one crash.

Geez... When I ordered them 4 years ago I thought these things would be great. After all, the bike magazines said they were (HAHAHA!). First thing I noticed when I tried them out was how fat the tubing was. With gloves on, it was really hard to get a good grip on them. After only a few months on the bike, a crash totalled them. They crumpled like a soda can. And in the process, the damned internal clamping system ruined my handlebar. Bottom line: CRAP!

Similar Products Used:

Onza Raw 110-- the best bar end ever made!

[Oct 27, 2001]
gene
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

hyper lite bar end has good looks, good feel

Weakness:

bar end came loose, not ok, but when i tried to reinstall, I found the bolt just turning, not tightening the inner expansion nut. Any 'Anwers' to this question?

Questionable durability, possibly dangerous if I was depending on the barends on a risky move.

[Jul 17, 1997]
Hrubes
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

Just got these bar-ends on my new GT. At 6-1 in height I really love how
thick the these hyper-ends are. They really give me some great grip on
climbs. They look like they will really live as long as I want. Anything
less than 5 chillies would be uncivilized!!

[Oct 22, 1997]
Shawn
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING

Nice shape and overall feel, but too expensive and not nearly durable enough. Also, the screwy inner slip-mount thingamajig is a bitch to deal with. I can't say they are the easiest to deal with, but they feel great.

[Jul 21, 2000]
Rudy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5

I have had the hyperlites for sveral years and they kick ass! I took them off my old bike(Raliegh) and put them on my be bike(Trek 6500). I ride about 2-4 times a week and ride either the road just for conditioning or on the trail for fun. I have had no problems with them slipping and work good climbing and when you want to change hand positions. The bead-blast feels good and hold great even after many crashes. If I had to recommend any barends, these would be it!

[Feb 09, 2000]
Marc
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfort

Weakness:

bent Easy

Great product....survived several crashes.

[May 13, 1999]
Jon David Forrester
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Good hand size

Weakness:

Could not get the bar-ends to lock into my handlebar

Potentially good design that went wrong. Could not (even after several trys) get the things not to rotate. Very scary to be riding along and have the bar ends drop after hitting a bump. Go with a clamp-type bar-end for safety.

Similar Products Used:

Control Tech, Titec

[Feb 01, 1999]
Sean
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

I have had a pairs of hyperlites for several years now and have never had a problem with them coming loose or denting. In fact, I otb'ed last year and broke the handlebar and the bar end was still in place. The only bummer is I lost the end cap in that crash. A point to consider though, I have trimmed my handlebars down. Could this be why some people can't get them to stay tight (untrimmed bars) and some can (trimmed bars)? Just a thought. Smoking comfort, size and reach for those granny climbs.

[Sep 10, 1998]
JoBu
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

I'm a little confused as to why so many people are having problems with these bar ends coming loose. I've had a pair on my bike for about a year and a half and not only have they not loosened, they have performed superbly. They are light, they don't cinch around the outside of the bar thus eliminating the need for the reinforcers, they are big enough to grab onto (unlike a lot of little weenie bar ends) and they protect your hands in narrow single-track. I weigh a tad over 200lbs. and am fairly rough on them so the only thing I can think is that these people aren't installing them correctly the first time. Oh, and one more thing. I read a lot of these reviews and really question some of these people. I mean, if your best attempt at spelling while is (wile) perhaps you need to spend a bit more time in the classroom and a little less time crying about bar ends.

[Aug 03, 1998]
Powder
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

I have had these bar ends for about three months. I got them because the factory bar ends on my Trek Y11 were too small. I ride around four times a week. I am constantly thrashing uphill using these bars and have loved every minute of it. The grip on these bars is awesome. They have stood up well against any torture I have put them through (rocks, trees). I was a bit scared to use them becasue of the way they install on the handlebar but have grown to trust them. I think maybe some people hae trouble with the bars slipping because they are using a smooth painted handlebar, no place for the bar ends to grab on to. I use a shotpeened handlebar that has some surface tension to it. Who knows? Anyway, I suggest these bar ends.

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