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    Carbon Bars and Barends

    Is it ok to use barends on carbon bars?

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    You can use them on Niner carbon bars. (I have 'em on mine).

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    Depends on the bars. Some are rated for bar-ends and have enough material or reinforced ends, some are not rated. You should check with the manufacturer's site.

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    If you using bar ends on a carbon fiber bar you want to make sure that they have the internal metal reinforcements at the tips. I know the Ritchey Logic WCS bars have these reinforcements.

    Another option is Specilaized bar end plugs which you can get at most Specialized dealers. Just double check to see if they are "size" compatiable with your handle bars before you walk out of the store.


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    bar ends? tree grabbers? yikes.! good luck sir.
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    been doin it for a long time myself, never had an issue.

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    Riders that steer their bikes like drunken monkeys shouldn't use barends. They are for experienced riders only.


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    Ergon has bar end plugs for carbon bars as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stugotz View Post
    You can use them on Niner carbon bars. (I have 'em on mine).

    +1. Got Ergons on mine. Just use a torque wrench!

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