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    Cannondale Handlebar Ends

    Good Morning Everybody,

    I am a new user and a new biker as well.

    I bought a new Rush 5 with Lefty 3 weeks ago and realy enjoy riding it.

    I am looking to add handlebar ends, so I bought them to a Cannondale dealer.

    He told me that I had to cut the end of the grip, and to relocate the shifters, brake grips and handlebar about 1 inch to the center in order to add the bar ends.

    Do you think it is the correct way to do this? Or should I cut a larger part of the grip (1 inch) instead?

    In fact, I was wondering if it was necessary to relocate all the stuff.

    Thank you for helping me.

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    Both ways will get you around the barn, and are perfectly fine approaches, no problem. Your way will end up giving you shorter grips, which if you have skinny hands, or really long grips, will not be a concern. His way will preserve grip length, and most likely not be a noticeable change in any real way. Welcome aboard, and enjoy the ride!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Get some Ergon Race grips, the best in my opinion.

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    Buffalo Phil,

    I am looking seriously into getting a 2007 Rush 5 too. It is going to be my first FS bike. The bike is on sale for $1300 at the local LBS. I just test rode it around the side streets and liked it. How does it feel on Trails?

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    Hi Mavsfan,
    $1300 seems incredible for us in Europe, I paid my 2008 model 2300, that is about $3100!

    About the trails, I am not the good reference to telling you, it is my first MTB, but I already rode tough tracks and it is OK.

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