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    Putting Bar Ends on my MTB -- What grips to use?

    So, I'm gonna add some bar ends to my MTB for comfort purposes. Right now my bike has closed-end ergo grips from Specialized. What are some good grips that are open-end so I can slide the bar through for room for bar ends? I see some I like online, but there's no spec stating if they are open or closed ended.

    Not looking for anything special, something like this would be perfect.
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    Thanks all!

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    You can always just cut the ends off of the grips.

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    Oury lock on grips are great. They have many different options to suit whatever style fits you.
    He who dares....wins!

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    I no longer use bar ends, but when I did I found that during long climbs my hands would rest on both the bar ends and grips, and it would often get very uncomfortable at the spot that rested on the grips. Solved the problem with ESI Extra Chunkies, which I still use and love, despite the fact they're not particularly durable.

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    If you like an ergo-style grip, you might consider Ergon GS2. The bar end is part of the grip. It alleviates the junction issue Itspd1 mentions above. Throngs of adventure/endurance cyclists can't be wrong

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    ^^^ this

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    Re: Putting Bar Ends on my MTB -- What grips to use?

    Careful, since bar ends are not as popular these days, many modern bars are not built to take that kind of compression and leverage on the end.

    I'm unsure if this is a problem with those integrated grip / bar ends since they may distribute the load further inboard if they are sufficiently rigid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Procter View Post
    Careful, since bar ends are not as popular these days, many modern bars are not built to take that kind of compression and leverage on the end.

    I'm unsure if this is a problem with those integrated grip / bar ends since they may distribute the load further inboard if they are sufficiently rigid.
    Here's an easy solution if you're worried about stress on your bar:

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    any lock on grip with open ends. you will probably also want wider bars to comp for what the bar ends take up

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