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    It seems like I cannot be satisfied on my single speed without some alternative position for my hands.


    I love the ergon bar ends but I cannot make the grips work for me. I like the smaller size and how they rest in my palm.

    I currently have ESI grips.

    Any other options for what I'm looking for? It seems like most bar ends are this bullhorn design that isn't like the ergon.

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    this bars will give you countless hand positions..

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    I'd hate to go over the bars with those!

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    Cane Creek or Origin8 might work.

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    I'm currently trying the Ergon GP5 bar ends with ODI Rogue Lock-On grips.

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    Rogue Lock-On Grip (130mm)

    They were not designed fit together but they do, sort of. The grips are locked-on only on one side and on the other one they slide into the barends. So far I've only done one two-hour ride with this combination and it was fine. The grips held tight without any movement.

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    I also have similar experience with ergon grips. I love the way they feel initially, but off-road they are not my faves. I also dig bar ends. I got a set of these that are super comfortable and actually give you space for moving your hand around a bit while still being fairly svelte.
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    Singletrack Solutions bar ends might be worth a try too.

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    $25 and really similar to Ergons.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnthomps08 View Post
    I love the ergon bar ends but I cannot make the grips work for me. I like the smaller size and how they rest in my palm.

    I currently have ESI grips.
    You can use the ESI grips and the Ergon bar ends together. Try it.

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    Cane Creek makes some ODI lock on ones that works well. They can be used with any lock on grip. They replace the outside lock on ring.

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    Have you tried any alt bars? I tried to go back to bar ends early this summer (after 11 years without them). Just didn't feel right. Maybe give Mary, Jones or other similar bars a try.

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    ALL of my bikes have cane creeks. Can't ride without them. Feel neked.
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    I have V-Grips (similar to the Ergon GP2 model) on an XLC Ergon Bar (quite similar to the On One Mary bars) on my GT Peace 9r SS. Not the best looking setup but works very well for me.........except when the bar end snagged some shrubs and I went down pretty hard a few months ago. Now my right shoulder don't work so good. See my fall at: Riding The Otai MTB Challenge 2013 (Part 3 of 4) - Challenging for 78th position (Overall) - YouTube
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    Ahhh the pain....
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    I just took a pair of cheap aluminum bar ends and cut them down to about 2". That provides me that extra hand position w/o adding a bunch of weight. I can't imagine riding w/o them. Matter of fact, when standing up for either short steep climbs or long sustained ones, it just feels downright odd to be holding the grips and not the bar ends.

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    Another vote for P2 Overendz. Nothing special but they are available everywhere, fit my hands well, and are relatively cheap.

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    Cane Creek bar ends with ESI grips. I ride long epic rides and have to have this combo or else my hands go numb. Bar ends allow for monster leverage for really steep climbs. I do not walk anything so these are a must. ESI grips are lite weight, don't move around and are way more comfy than any grips I have ever tried. I feel lock on grips are useless. I have all of my bikes outfitted this way.

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    I have Cateyes Bar Bones on my SS and really like them. All the edges are rounded and they allow several grip positions, tho' no extended forward ones...
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    I'm a big fan of the Serfa bar ends. I used to have a set of Cane Creek Ergo's on a bike, which I really loved, but sold the bike with the bar ends still on. Have regretted it ever since...
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