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    The Official Bar End ID and Reference Thread

    Thought it would be cool to see all the styles in one place.
    Coolest, lightest, rarest, or just run of the mill, let's see what you have....


    A few to get the ball rolling:

    Ti Control Stix



    Al Control Stix



    Don't know what these are, but would love to know...any guesses?





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    Yes! Nothing more radically vintage than attaching a pair of long bar ends on a 22in flat bar. I like the control tech teams but mine are Ibis.

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    Cool thread. Sadly, I think I took a lot of my accumulated bar ends to the aluminum recycler. My first were the quill type Control Tech given to me by Wick from the original crew there.

    I'd like to see some Yeti (FTW?) Antlers. I think that's what they were called. Although they're really out of style, they still feel great while out of the saddle and just motoring along. I've still got them on one bike. Maybe someday they'll make a comeback.

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    Moots Road Handles

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    A wise man once said: "Always Ride"

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    although not true bar ends I guess, here's another shot of the Moots variation with the wood ball on the end.

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    awesome bike..

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    Run bar ends on all my 90's Ritchey's. Here's a couple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Run bar ends on all my 90's Ritchey's. Here's a couple.
    Yo, this supposed to be a reference thread. Close-ups of the bar-ends with the brand, please. I'm digging up some of mine shortly.

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    These Ti bar ends were on a bike I got from a deceased friend's brother. No idea who made them. I showed them to the old school owner of a LBS, and he immediately said REK TEK. The fabrication is flawless, which leads me to believe he may be right, but if anyone knows for sure it'd be nice to know.


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    Onza CWA's

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    random bar ends...I'll get close ups and ID them as time permits.
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    Some beat up Syncros quill-type steerhorns.



    All purdied up.




    An advert from 1993 with steerhorns and bighorns (no quill at this point. Too damn heavy I guess)


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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Yo, this supposed to be a reference thread. Close-ups of the bar-ends with the brand, please. I'm digging up some of mine shortly.

    You're right...went back and labeled my first two...need help on the third one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    These Ti bar ends were on a bike I got from a deceased friend's brother. No idea who made them. I showed them to the old school owner of a LBS, and he immediately said REK TEK. The fabrication is flawless, which leads me to believe he may be right, but if anyone knows for sure it'd be nice to know.



    Those are tasty....


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    Isn't the 3rd the "original" Onza's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Onza CWA's

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    Nice...now I finally know what EVA stands for.



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    None of mine are museum pieces, and the Control Stix are still being ridden, but here they are:

    Control Stix clamp on
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    Original Control Stix quill type
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    Onza Cro-mo Ski Bend clamp on
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    I remember thinking these looked cool, probably because they were so different. Mountain Goat Granola Bars top and Flight Control Rockets below. The old BikePro catalog has a list of more than twenty bar ends that you can check out.

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    My favorite were the Salsa Mangoes de Amor ergonomic bends, heavy and they were all slightly asymmetrical. Came in that cool little burlap bag.

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    Waiting for them to be cool again, I have a box of em somewhere.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Onzas had the best ergonomics.

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    This!
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    my favorite were the salsa mangoes de amor ergonomic bends, heavy and they were all slightly asymmetrical. Came in that cool little burlap bag.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post

    I'd like to see some Yeti (FTW?) Antlers. I think that's what they were called. Although they're really out of style, they still feel great while out of the saddle and just motoring along. I've still got them on one bike. Maybe someday they'll make a comeback.


    I was wondering about the Antlers too...reached out to Frank hoping he had some pics...no dice, but he did have some info:


    "I don't think I even have any photos of those antlers. Many people don't
    know that Chris Herting built the original Onza bar ends and the antlers
    were the inspiration for the 2nd gen type they came out with.. The originals
    of those were made in my shop in AZ for Onza and most were anodized blue."




    Great, something else I need to have now,




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    Gold standard. 1st gen OnZa Ti.



    Tioga Power Studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    This!
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    The way the upbend at the end fit between the thumb and forefinger was great.

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    Nuke Proof


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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    My favorite were the Salsa Mangoes de Amor ergonomic bends, heavy and they were all slightly asymmetrical. Came in that cool little burlap bag.
    Here you go. Salsa Mangos de Amor. Photo courtesy of ebay.

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    Sycip bar ends.




    Profile Durango bar ends (barf!)



    Answer Hyperends.



    And I can't seem to find a bigger clear pic...but this would be the FTW bar end I think.

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    Kona's from the mid 90's...

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    mmmm...purty...Onza's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Sycip bar ends.
    These are really cool. I've never seen them before. That thumb rest on the end looks very comfortable.

    Just found them on the Sycip website:

    Tig-Welded 4130 ovalized handles with special "thumb-o-rama" formed end cap for comfort.

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    thanks for that ID Rumfy, those (onza Ti) are exactly what I have but never knew what brand since the label wore off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    These are really cool. I've never seen them before. That thumb rest on the end looks very comfortable.

    Just found them on the Sycip website:
    I had a set for a short while. Very comfy. You're in luck...there's a Ti version out there thats similar.

    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    thanks for that ID Rumfy, those (onza Ti) are exactly what I have but never knew what brand since the label wore off.
    Post some pics. I know there was a guy selling knock offs for a time. There are a few guys out there selling something similar. Avenir comes to mind.

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    And while we're at it. Litespeed.

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    Looks like so far Eric is "King of Bar Ends". Nice collection E. Thanks for the pic of the Antlers...really would like to see more of them.

    I know I have another set of Ti ends somewhere...just need to did them out and see what they are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Looks like so far Eric is "King of Bar Ends". Nice collection E. Thanks for the pic of the Antlers...really would like to see more of them.
    I know I have another set of Ti ends somewhere...just need to did them out and see what they are.
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    Nah, only the first two pics are pictures I actually took myself. The rest pirated from the net.

    I've had in the past:
    OnZa Ti
    OnZa Ski
    Control Tech Team Issue
    Control Tech Stumpys
    Sycip
    Mountain Goat Granola
    Answer Hyperends
    Profile Durango (big mistake)
    Scott AT-4
    Tioga Powerstuds

    Only bar ends I currently own are a beat silver set of Control Tech Stix I. Zero bikes are running bar ends currently, but this thread is making me reconsider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Only bar ends I currently own are a beat silver set of Control Tech Stix I. Zero bikes are running bar ends currently, but this thread is making me reconsider.
    I'm not sure why all the bar end hate (not necessarily from you, but from cycling in general). It seems to correspond with the growing industry disdain for climbing... I'm a climber type and bar ends make that so much better.

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    Riser bars killed the bar end. Simple.
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    Why? Just because of fashion? (and i agree, the two do look silly together). I kind of disagree, though - i think there is correlation, not causation.
    The industry pushed more and more for the whole grom downhiller/all mountain/whatever euphamism. It makes for good TV, commercials, etc, and therefore gets the money. If you want to watch people churning away at the pedals, road biking has had that market locked up for a while now. Downhill is exciting, so lets all get downhill bikes. If you don't need one, then let's at least make it look like one... and why would you need bar ends when you are bombing down that epic run?

    A bit of an incoherent ramble, but that's my take, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Riser bars killed the bar end. Simple.
    Quote Originally Posted by GMF View Post
    Why? Just because of fashion? (and i agree, the two do look silly together).

    So the two bikes on which I have both risers and bar ends are out of fashion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    So the two bikes on which I have both risers and bar ends are out of fashion?
    *hurk* I'm not sure I even want to talk to you...

    (hiding his old kona dawg with stubby ends on the risers)

    And just to be technically correct here, they *never* were in fashion.

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    My modern favorites (currently in use on risers)
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    I want to be a hater, but that looks like a pretty comfy setup. Haven't tried the ergons, yet. They just wouldn't look right on my phoenix (vrc content... you're welcome)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMF View Post

    And just to be technically correct here, they *never* were in fashion.
    Dude. You must not have been riding in 1989 through 1995.

    My only complaint besides being a little ugly (especially on risers), is I hang the heel of my hand right on the edge of the grip when descending and the bar ends really mess that spot up and make it feel all cramped up. Other wise, they are nice to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Dude. You must not have been riding in 1989 through 1995.

    My only complaint besides being a little ugly (especially on risers), is I hang the heel of my hand right on the edge of the grip when descending and the bar ends really mess that spot up and make it feel all cramped up. Other wise, they are nice to have.
    Well, started in '92, and what I remember was people sometimes using the combo, begging for forgiveness, and all the fashionistas beating up on them. And your reasons are legit because you suck at climbing (awww snap!) but rock at descending. :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMF View Post
    Well, started in '92, and what I remember was people sometimes using the combo, begging for forgiveness, and all the fashionistas beating up on them. And your reasons are legit because you suck at climbing (awww snap!) but rock at descending. :-p
    Maybe if I rode my bar end bike I could beat you on a climb.

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    With the amount you've been riding, i don't think you need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie- View Post
    I remember thinking these looked cool, probably because they were so different. Mountain Goat Granola Bars top and Flight Control Rockets below. The old BikePro catalog has a list of more than twenty bar ends that you can check out.

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    I've got a pair of blue Rockets somewhere. They are super light, but they're also handlebar crushers because of the narrow clamp area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMF View Post
    And just to be technically correct here, they *never* were in fashion.
    Disagree completely. Bar-ends were, and are, awesome. They could make any bike look instantly tough and more race-oriented. I put them on my 1992 Trek 800 and thought I was John Tomac. They can be truly comfortable, aid in climbing and sprinting, and the L-bend versions can help protect hands from hazards.

    Have they dropped in mainstream popularity? Yes. Kinda like steel hardtails. But I don't think they will ever go away. And for anyone in the know, a pair of Ti bar-ends will always look awesome on a bike.

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    Two old ads, one Onza, one Control Tech.

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    A few more old ads.

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