Avenir Barends Bar End

4.42/5 (26 Reviews)


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Avenir Barends


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Haste a Cross Country Rider from Roanoke, VA USA

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2003

Strengths:    Titanium, good welds different hand positions

Weaknesses:    none, other than the finish gets scuffed easily, but hey that comes with XC territory

Bottom Line:   
great product and oh so light!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Carvin's Cove

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   CMT Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock raleigh M40

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jon a Weekend Warrior from BFE

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2003

Strengths:    Fairly cheap, came in a cool titanium color, nice bend shape, came with handle bar plugs.

Weaknesses:    bonded... a piece of tubing bonded onto an alloy clamp, somes loose easily, and scratches REALLY easily. It's also pretty skinny, a fact that I overlooked.

Bottom Line:   
They worked okay... I had them on a different bike then transferred them onto the above described bike. They don't fit my hand terribly well, but I'm not quite normal sized. The bend offers several positions though, something I may miss with the replacements.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   ???

Similar Products Used:   Titec Micros (just got them...)

Bike Setup:   2002 Trek 4300, clipped pedals, Kore lite 3 stem, Koski seatpost and saddle, Titec barends and handle bar. Soon to be Sun Rhyno light rims...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by i. s. a Weekend Warrior from San Francisco, CA

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2002

Strengths:    for the LiteStik II by avenir, fairly light seem strong, haven't crashed yet. Right length (short) and nice curve.

Weaknesses:    a bit thin, but thats ok for my skinny hands

Bottom Line:   
if you like short and lite barends to change body posture during long climbs, go for it. They should cost less then 20$

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Favorite Trail:   from my house to the bar

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   nomad cycles

Similar Products Used:   specialized and tioga bar ends, these are lighter

Bike Setup:   gaint rainier se, stock with bmx pedals, now those barends

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Loenard Canavan a Weekend Warrior from San Dimas, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2001

Strengths:    Smooth finish, fits hands well.

Bottom Line:   
Nice and smooth in the hand, great fit and finish, slight flex but strong. Not welded as in photo. Would recommend to any one wanting to use for every day commuting or road work. Haven't spent much time off road but would guess from the feel they wouldn't stand up to hard abuse from a 6'+ 200 lb rider. I use them for road use and getting around the town. They made a great deal of difference to the Kore Lightbar, extended the riding positions available.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Broken Hill, Australia

Bike Setup:   98 GT Tequesta (ridgid). STX-RC (F/R Deralleurs, V-Brakes, cassette, RF shifters), GT front hub, Suntour AP350 Crank, Kore litebars, Tioga Alchemy headset, WTB seat, Araya TM-820 wheels, Continental T/C tyres.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Berkeley, CA

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2000

Strengths:    big, inexpensive, clamp well

Weaknesses:    not a sausage, bugger all

Bottom Line:   
Great bar ends. They're the only ones I've ever had where I can fit my entire palm on the L-bend, with room to spare. 4 different positions! I've also crashed with them a couple of times with no permanent damage. I wrap them in two layers of athletic tape, which greatly enhances grip, especially in the wet.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Profile Boxers (almost as good), Airborne Joy Styx (utter crap), the original Onza bar ends with the expansion wedge


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Bong Hernandez a Weekend Warrior from Manila Phillipines

Date Reviewed: December 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Ligth, Strong, Nice Finish


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
Most Execellent Barends!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   
Tagaytay

Duration Product Used:   
3 months


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Hefele a Weekend Warrior from Middletown, MD

Date Reviewed: July 29, 1999

Bottom Line:   
These are great barends. I have ones which are curved at the top, not welded. They have been good so far. The are incredibly strong. My bike has fallen, on them a good bit, and even though they scratch easy as anything, they haven't dented. The color matches my handlebars well. They are extremely light, also.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by PHAT HOLDEN a Cross-Country Rider from TIBET

Date Reviewed: March 30, 1999

Strengths:    
STRONg


Weaknesses:    
need to be longer and shorter at the same time


Bottom Line:   
NICE

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Favorite Trail:   
MT. Everest

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
AVENIR COMPUTER IT ROCKS


Bike Setup:   
XTR, ROCKSHOX, XT, TITEC< Magura, KORE, ICON

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Sean Graham a cross-country rider from WA

Date Reviewed: January 10, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I am very pleased with the performance of these bar ends. However
I do not use bar ends anymore, I still admire the durability of these
bar ends. I did break the first pair, of course that was understandable
because when i took that fall i cracked my crown on my fork. After that i
got some trans-X bar ends... those lasted about a heartbeat before one of them took a flying leap to the deep black abyss. i bought a second pair and those took a massive smash... except this time they came out all in one piece
3 chili's for avenir!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by TOM TUCKEY a cross-country rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: October 9, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I purchased my bar endz about 8 months ago and they were great, lite as anything
the only bad thing was that they scratched really easily, i mean evan if you set your bike down on the pavement carefully they would still scratch but that was only because they are alluminium but they are well worth the money, what was it like $20 (australian) or something i'll give them 5 hot chilis farewell fellow XC riders!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Capttan Kona a cross-country rider from Petaluma, CA

Date Reviewed: May 28, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I have the newest Avenir barends. I purchased the short ones with the triangular shape. It has a ridge on them for better gripping. I have crashed a couple of times on them, and I have only received a few minor scratches on them. They were an excellent investment and I would recommend them to any of my friends who were seeking bar ends.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by d Avid Parkinson a cross-country rider from Preston England

Date Reviewed: May 15, 1998

Bottom Line:   


These came stock on my Diamondback. They look pretty cool at first (I have the shorter version) but soon scratch and the logo rubs off after a couple of months still you can't see that when you're riding and it doesn't really matter. fdvbjk ekwjfwerjkf vdfkjhjkerlge mkjlgdfkjghks vmfdjkhgdfksjghsm ,vkfdfkjghfs kjdvhvl fdkjjfkhls fdkjhdfkls fkjdv 50 words

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Evil Yak a cross-country rider from SF, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 12, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Friggin cool bar ends. I've crashed on them so many times. Nothing. Scratches and that's it. Only peeve is that the end caps on the bar ends don't stay on.. Cookie cutter city.. Heh heh... Five chilies.... 2 for sturdiness, 2 for lightness, minus one for end caps, plus two for price!
Heh heh...
I'll beat the crap outta you with a bat-Evil Yak

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a weekend warrior from Montana

Date Reviewed: February 20, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Excellent barends-great uphill. I've put many dents in 'em but they hold up real light too. But slippery when wet. Best barends- E X C E L L E N T V A L U E . I like the fact that they are light and extremely versatile with all handlebars.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by spanky a racer from east coast

Date Reviewed: February 7, 1998

Bottom Line:   


i bought the avenir ti team edition bar ends from a shop i worked at for $20. these things are the lightest full length bar ends i've ever seen. i've been using them for two years now and they are incredible. I also used a pair of control tech team issues, i like the larger diameter tubes and the grippy texture also. the only thing i don't like about these 6/4 ti bar ends is that the tubes are a slightly smaller diameter than most. if you have small hands, like me, you're good. if you have larger hands, try them before you buy them. shop around, you can't beat the price.

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