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    Handlebar extensions?

    Hello,
    I've got a 720mm wide Spank Oozy handlebar that I would like to extend to 740mm.
    The only handlebar extensions I've found for sale so far are the ControlTech Terminator,at 20mm per side.

    Are there other alternatives on the market?
    Does anyone used a similar solution or made a homemade extension?

    The Spank Oozy is aluminum and very strong,so it's safe to use this kind of solution.

    Thanks.
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    if you have lock on grips with a sturdy inner shell you can hang them up to 10mm off the edge, I used to hang my grips around 5-10mm off the edge for a little extra width when I had a 740 bar.

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    Not a fan of any type of extenders. I would think w/ all the mtb bars offered today you could find something else.

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    If you need wider bars I would buy new handlebars to your new spec or cut them down as necessary. Just my opinion, but i generally don't want any additional root causes for one of my main touch points on the bike to fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idividebyzero View Post
    if you have lock on grips with a sturdy inner shell you can hang them up to 10mm off the edge, I used to hang my grips around 5-10mm off the edge for a little extra width when I had a 740 bar.
    Yeah. One cm on each end would be no problem with lock-ons with a rigid core. 1cm isn't much. 2cm on each end would be my limit using lock-ons. I would test it by pulling/pushing as hard as I possibly could on the extended end.
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    Seems like handlebar extensions would pair nicely with / be of similar structural integrity as the steerer/stem extension mentioned in another recent thread here on MTBR.
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    Thanks for the replys.

    It's not like I'm thinking about adding 5cm on each side of the bar,we're talking 1 or 1,5cm. as I've said,the Spank bar is pretty strong,280gr for 720x5mm rise,aluminum.

    The lock-on grips trick would probably work,but I use ODI Longneck BMX grips,so that's out of the question too.

    I guess I'll try to find a bit of nylon or hard plastic and get going with the file. It sure will be the most satisfying way...in the end. If it works.
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