DISCUSSION: BAR ENDS OR NO BAR ENDS?
Back when mountain biking first started taking off, bar ends were a common sight on almost all mountain bikes. As the sport evolved, bar ends started to disappear. People removed their bar ends in favor of riser bars and regular flat bars. Why?
Some of the top World Cup xc racers still use bar ends with great success. In fact, the top 3 women at the Beijing Olympic games had bar ends. Why is that? Leverage for more aggressive riding? Another hand position?
Many riders bring up cosmetics reasons as well. We have heard numerous riders state that you cannot run barends on a riser bar. Well, you can. Just ask 6x Leadville 100 winner Dave Wiens who personally prefers this set up.
So we ask this questions to you the readers: Why do you use or not use barends?
The forum is now open…