Cane Creek Ergo Control II Bar End

DESCRIPTION

Quite possibly the most ergonomic Bar End out there, The Cane Creek Ergo Control II's not only feel great to hold, they grip palms and gloves when wet. Making them perfect for climbing in damp climates or those sweaty climbs during the hottest part of the day.In a nice case of cross-platform compatibility, the Ergo Contril II's are not only compatible with traditional grips, but with ODI Lock-On grips as well. For reduced weight, they are constructed from aluminum, composites, and rubber. The aluminum spine and composite support skeleton offer stiffness, while the rubber surface dampens chatter.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 13, 2014]
Gumbi4Prez

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Multiple hand positions.

Weakness:

None

Recently installed these after being away from bar ends for twelve years. What was I thinking? The shape and feel of these is great. Like how they place the center of the bar in palm of hand. Helps open up your chest to breath. Good leverage for climbing. Also nice to stretch out a little by placing hands on the tips on level open areas. Helping to relieve soar, tired muscles. Screw the fashion police, I'm getting to old to care.

[Nov 23, 2011]
rufio
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Extra hand position provides for better blood flow through the hands during longer rides. Good grippy rubber works well with sweaty gloved hands.

Weakness:

Not sure how durable the rubber is on these guys. Time will tell.

I have these on my bike which I do everything on, mountain, commute, trekking you name it. They are a nice little addition to the bike. I can grab onto the bar ends and torque up a hill comfortably or I can cruise on the flats when I am heading into work or linking singletrack with pavement.

[Oct 17, 2011]
gporras
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The best, very comfortable, many hand positions, great grip, durable, Really those are the best.

Weakness:

Weight but you have a lot pro´s so it is not important

I am using these Bar ends for many years after I used a lot of brands. And those are the best.
I tried to use a different brand but I couldn't. I had to comeback with Cane Creek.

Similar Products Used:

RAVX, KNC, and others

[May 11, 2011]
rkopald
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Wowza these are comfy!

Weakness:

None yet, except I could see how these could be improperly installed.

I have an old set of Answer gloves that won't give up the ghost. My vanity compelled me to buy newer gloves to "look cooler". Went to REI, bought an un-padded set of Pearl Izumis, and lo and behold my left elbow started hurting. I started connecting the dots, and I realized that maybe it was my scraped-to-bare-metal Specialized bar ends that needed updating. One pair of Fox padded gloves, ODI grips, and Cane creek bar ends later I am a happy camper. Suddenly my cockpit feels tighter, somehow. These bar ends feel less like bar ends and more like an outgrowth of the handlebars. Now, when I'm pumping the bars on climbs I feel like more power is hitting the road. I haven't ridden these far enough yet to really know how they'll do out in the sticks, but so far I'm incredibly pleased. These things seem short, yet I don't seem to notice any loss in position over my old Specialized "Ten Gallon Hat Long Horn Bar Ends"....
In fact, now I hate those things.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized bar ends, plus tons of others back in the Pleistocene era of mtn biking...

[Jul 14, 2010]
ted simmons
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Insane comfort.

Weakness:

Weight, but worth it.

Why didn't I buy these years ago? Fantastic comfort and multiple hand placement options. Great climbing position, very grippy. Won't have a bike without them anymore.

Similar Products Used:

Ibis Rosies, ContolStix, Bontrager magnesium, etc

[Jun 25, 2010]
XLNC
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strengths? Obviously there are extra hand positions - They're really comfy - I'd say they actually inspire confidence. Being centered on the end of the bar, when you stand on them the stress is spread out axially over the handlebar, not a torque-ish twisting style stress with older "bull horn" style bars. Everything feels strong and in control.

Weakness:

Perhaps a tad heavy, but I'm sure I could shed a few pounds myself to offset the increase....

Starting to sound like a generic summary but, GET THESE! Seriously, if your hands or forearms suffer any bit of discomfort when riding, these ends will certainly alleviate it. Also like I stated in the strengths section, because when you're gripping them you're essentially holding the ends of the handlebar, they inspire confidence that you can really lean into them (especially on climbs) and everything will remain stiff and in control underneath you. Hence forth every future bike I'll ever own will have these two items on them, no matter what; 1. A Lefty front shock and 2. Cane Creek bar ends. 5s all the way around.

Similar Products Used:

Old School "Bull Horn"

[Aug 20, 2007]
Charlie Roscoe
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Well constructed, comfortable

Weakness:

A little expensive, but worth it.

I'm really enjoying these ends. Usually my hands start to go numb around 5 miles. Not anymore! I took them out on a 19 mile singletrack ride for the first time, and my hands felt great every mile. It's nice to be able to change hand positions. The ends are great for climbing and sprinting or just cruising. I don't know if it's a mental thing or whatever, but I can feel more power being transferred into the rear wheel when I'm on the ends. You gain leverage and reduce fatigue of the hands. I can't argue with that. I think they look pretty cool as well. They snap into my Cane Creek locking grips (also an excellent product) for extra security. A bit expensive? Yes. Remember that you get what you pay for.

[Jul 29, 2007]
Corey
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

They fit my smallish hands well and are comfortable, a bit cushy. They are very nice to adjust hand position and reduce my hand fatigue.

Weakness:

Maybe the price and weight if you're counting.

These go great with my Cane Creek grips. They've been through several falls on asphalt and there's cuts on the rubber but not really noticeable during use. I had them off to put my new brake levers on and rounded the bolt tightening one side back on. That was my fault and I can always get another bolt from the hardware store.

They've only grabbed a vine once. That fall was probably inevitable. I like them protecting my hands squeezing between trees on singletrack, they're like bumpers.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Mar 25, 2006]
Jeffs888
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

shape, feel, look, comfort of position (multiple)it affords while riding

Weakness:

a little pricey

I have a bad back and need to be able to ride in multiple positions. I removed my Bontragers when I installed some ODI Ruffian MX lock-ons. Well it didn't take but a single ride to realize that was going to be a problem; no more ability to shift some weight, get some different positions and stay comfy in the sadddle. I also hadn't particularly liked how big and clumsy the standard shaped bar ends were. The "old" Ergo Control Cane Creeks seemed perfect...until I read and saw the new design.

Bottom line is they were an instant fit; they are small enough to not get in the way, the ergo shape fits great in your hands, the feel is unbelievable, you feel in total control and balanced over your bar either sitting or in a standing climb. I loved that they worked with my lock-ons and I didn't have to trash those - I did however change my ODI Ruffians for matching Cane Creek lock on grips; they looked way cooler and I never loved the feel of the ODIs - but that is for another review.

When all is said and done, these bar ends are probably one of the best upgrades I will ever make to my ride. It's a very personal thing, but I am thrilled. Yes they are pricey, but I still consider it a great value because of what it means to increasing the enjoyment of my rides. I also did some comparison shopping and got my LBS to match the $39.99 price from an online retailer instead of paying their $49.00 price tag. Ride on!

Similar Products Used:

Bontrager or none at all

[Jun 05, 2007]
Adam R.
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfort, durability, Center's bar in palm

Weakness:

A little weighty. Relatively expensive

These are worth the price. I got mine new for $35. Sure, this is more than all of the other ones out there, but c'mon, it's $35. They fit your hand great. I prefer to have the end of the bar centered in my hand, as opposed to below my hands. They are heavy for their size, but I prefer a bit of extra weight over my front tire since my carbon fiber bars tend to let the front tire jump around over rough stuff. I have run these bar ends into trees and other, sharper, objects at high speed, and have not even marked or damaged the rubber coating. No problem with stripping hex heads, but I did use a torque wrench for the install. Overall, I think that these are worth the extra cost, and I have been very happy with them. You get what you pay for.

Similar Products Used:

none

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