Answer Bar Ends Bar End

3.54/5 (41 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00


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Answer Bar Ends


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by James Saftich a Weekend Warrior from New York

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2002

Strengths:    Initially they seemed like a great buy……

Weaknesses:    The aluminum disk at the end of the bar popped out…. I personally visited several registered dealers and none had the product. So I decided to go straight to the source “Answer”. Well they we so rude and uncaring, in fact the guy went on to ask why was I using them as they are old and I should upgrade to the new carbon ones.

Bottom Line:   
The product might be light, but customer service is so nonexistant that I will not EVER buy Answers products again.
Flamin' Chilis... in this case it should be FLAMIN' TURDS

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jojo a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2002

Strengths:    They looked cool.

Weaknesses:    They were too fat for my gloved hands. They could not survive even one crash.

Bottom Line:   
Geez... When I ordered them 4 years ago I thought these things would be great. After all, the bike magazines said they were (HAHAHA!). First thing I noticed when I tried them out was how fat the tubing was. With gloves on, it was really hard to get a good grip on them. After only a few months on the bike, a crash totalled them. They crumpled like a soda can. And in the process, the damned internal clamping system ruined my handlebar. Bottom line: CRAP!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   mail order

Similar Products Used:   Onza Raw 110-- the best bar end ever made!

Bike Setup:   Bontrager Ti handlebar

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by gene a Weekend Warrior from nyc

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2001

Strengths:    hyper lite bar end has good looks, good feel

Weaknesses:    bar end came loose, not ok, but when i tried to reinstall, I found the bolt just turning, not tightening the inner expansion nut. Any 'Anwers' to this question?

Bottom Line:   
Questionable durability, possibly dangerous if I was depending on the barends on a risky move.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rudy a Cross Country Rider from Chino, CA.

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I have had the hyperlites for sveral years and they kick ass! I took them off my old bike(Raliegh) and put them on my be bike(Trek 6500). I ride about 2-4 times a week and ride either the road just for conditioning or on the trail for fun. I have had no problems with them slipping and work good climbing and when you want to change hand positions. The bead-blast feels good and hold great even after many crashes. If I had to recommend any barends, these would be it!

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Favorite Trail:   Carbon Canyon & Marshall Canyon

Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marc a Cross Country Rider from Siddens

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2000

Strengths:    Comfort

Weaknesses:    bent Easy

Bottom Line:   
Great product....survived several crashes.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Alvin a Weekend Warrior from Concord, CA

Date Reviewed: September 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Weight, looks, design


Weaknesses:    
None


Bottom Line:   
These are great. The bead blast feels good when I'm not using gloves. The mechanism for attachment gives me the extra wide clearance I need and they work well with the hyperlite bars. See my other reviews for comments on the rest of my setup.

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Favorite Trail:   
Briones Canyon

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Scott Bar ends


Bike Setup:   
Dean Oscar Custom, XT/XTR mix, SDG Seat, Race Face cranks, Answer Hyperlite/Hyperends, Ame grips, Time ATAC Carbon pedals, Dean Stem/post, Mavic 217/GT CNC wheels, Bontrager Revolt SS tire pair, Sachs PC-51 chain

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jon David Forrester a Cross-Country Rider from Duluth, GA

Date Reviewed: May 13, 1999

Strengths:    
Good hand size


Weaknesses:    
Could not get the bar-ends to lock into my handlebar


Bottom Line:   
Potentially good design that went wrong. Could not (even after several trys) get the things not to rotate. Very scary to be riding along and have the bar ends drop after hitting a bump. Go with a clamp-type bar-end for safety.

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Favorite Trail:   
Rage in the Sage

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Control Tech, Titec



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Sean a cross-country rider from Utah

Date Reviewed: February 1, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I have had a pairs of hyperlites for several years now and have never had a problem with them coming loose or denting. In fact, I otb'ed last year and broke the handlebar and the bar end was still in place. The only bummer is I lost the end cap in that crash. A point to consider though, I have trimmed my handlebars down. Could this be why some people can't get them to stay tight (untrimmed bars) and some can (trimmed bars)? Just a thought. Smoking comfort, size and reach for those granny climbs.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by JoBu a cross-country rider from FL

Date Reviewed: September 10, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I'm a little confused as to why so many people are having problems with these bar ends coming loose. I've had a pair on my bike for about a year and a half and not only have they not loosened, they have performed superbly. They are light, they don't cinch around the outside of the bar thus eliminating the need for the reinforcers, they are big enough to grab onto (unlike a lot of little weenie bar ends) and they protect your hands in narrow single-track. I weigh a tad over 200lbs. and am fairly rough on them so the only thing I can think is that these people aren't installing them correctly the first time. Oh, and one more thing. I read a lot of these reviews and really question some of these people. I mean, if your best attempt at spelling while is (wile) perhaps you need to spend a bit more time in the classroom and a little less time crying about bar ends.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Powder a cross-country rider from Norman, Ok

Date Reviewed: August 3, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I have had these bar ends for about three months. I got them because the factory bar ends on my Trek Y11 were too small. I ride around four times a week. I am constantly thrashing uphill using these bars and have loved every minute of it. The grip on these bars is awesome. They have stood up well against any torture I have put them through (rocks, trees). I was a bit scared to use them becasue of the way they install on the handlebar but have grown to trust them. I think maybe some people hae trouble with the bars slipping because they are using a smooth painted handlebar, no place for the bar ends to grab on to. I use a shotpeened handlebar that has some surface tension to it. Who knows? Anyway, I suggest these bar ends.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Cook a cross-country rider from Knoxville, TN

Date Reviewed: July 14, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Got these bar ends a couple of years ago, installed them myself, and haven't had any problems with them ever. Never have slipped on me, no cracks etc. They've stood up to their fair share of abuse, and are still going strong. Some scratches and the color has worn a bit, but no dents like many mentioned below, as far as I can tell the damn things are rock solid. Hell, i'm gonna use these when I get my Raven.. ;) 5 chilis...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a cross-country rider from Irvine, CA

Date Reviewed: June 22, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I have to say I'm disappointed to see people trashing these bar-ends, because they're one of my favorite products. I try out new parts, forks and frames all the time, but these bar-ends have been on my bike for several years because they just work well. The extra-large diameter is the best feature, but I also like the clamping mechanism, which gives you more space on the bar. I've had no problems with slippage or damage to the bar, though I've also had a Bontrager Ti bar for a long time, which may have unusually thin walls. About a year and a half ago the little rubber ring that holds the internal expansion wedges broke, and Answer sent me a complete binding kit (bolts, wedges, etc.) at no charge. A few months later I crashed really hard and popped out the silver end cap, and they sent me two new ones at no charge. On the down side, I have managed to dent them in a few places, but most of the dents resulted from falls on rock and I don't think that counts as a product failure per se. Great company, great product.

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Michael George a cross-country rider from Fremont Ca

Date Reviewed: June 18, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Don't buy these. The flaw in the design is that the only thing holding them from spining is the binding bolt, witch has very little serface area. Causing you to have to tighten them up as much as you can just to ceep them from spining on the bar. I should have realized this before I bought them, but we all make mistakes. As Answer oviously has. They worked ok for me for a little wile, as long as you don't put to much pressure on them, but then I finaly whent over the limit of the binding bolt, and it broke, o yeah, these are a witch to to take off. 1.5 stars for good construction and minimal function, but the desiners should probly take a course in physics.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Florida a downhiller from COLORADO

Date Reviewed: April 6, 1998

Bottom Line:   


These barends suck so bad. I didn't have the problems of them loosening up, but after the slightest crash they get dented and bent. I leaned my bike against a sign and the bike fell and dented the barend. They might be light and made by answer, but don't get 'em. In matter of fact skip bar ends all together and get a good riser bar. Speed Safely!

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by S. SUMMERS a weekend warrior from GERMANY

Date Reviewed: March 6, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I bought hyperends to go with my Hyperlite bar. I figured they'd be better for the bar since they are supposedly made for each other, WRONG! They cracked both ends of my bar in two places. Fortunately I was changing grips and noticed
the cracks before I had a wreck. These things suck! I,m going back to my Onzas, They crimped the bar slightly, but after a year of riding (my other bike) they are still holding on and there are no cracks evident.

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