Bontrager Race Bar Ends Bar End

4.59/5 (49 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00


Product Description

Bontrager Race Bar Ends


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Aaron Zyms a Weekend Warrior from Florida

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2006

Strengths:    Feels like its a part of my hand. Allows you to feel everthing (even bumnps, but tape/grips handle that).
Easy install w/ non-galling screws.


Weaknesses:    A little heavy and long, so ungainly. The end is tighter that other ends, making it hard to plug.

Bottom Line:   
Get then if you think you will actually ride with your hands on 'em and you dont trust carbon fiber. If you're on a budget or hate carbon fiber, this is the best aluminum one you can find.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   Strapped on both Easton's and Ritchey Pro's with Bontrager Bzzzkills.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Liam a Cross Country Rider from Flint Hill, VA , USA

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2004

Strengths:    These have a good design, are strong and light. Easy to grip. I got a good deal on them on EBay.

Weaknesses:    On tight single track, they'll catch trees and flip you over. (this happens with all bar ends)I'm not switching them onto my new Trek custom 8500.

Bottom Line:   
Some of the best bar ends out there, if you like bar ends.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   standard Trek 4300.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tom a Weekend Warrior from pocono's

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2003

Strengths:    Light weight, great feel, perfect bend and width.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Rode a friends bike with them on, had a great feel. Bought 2 sets on Ebay, best bar ends I ever had. No need for carbons, these are perfect.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Titec bar ends


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mantra Klein from NMB, florida

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2003

Strengths:    Light
Strong


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Light, stong, waht else do you want? They came on my bike, and Till I put my klein stratum 90 on, theyre staying on. Cauyse the bar is not bar end compatible. But thats ok. it weighs 90 frikin grams. And i got some pork rinds for it.... Hehehehe. Get thes bar ends if you want bar ends. They are cheap, light, and just great. Who doesn't love magnesium?

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Favorite Trail:   None of your business

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   You dont need that, this is a bar end review (But its a kick azz klein Mantra with all the goodies)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from Michigan, US

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2003

Strengths:    Lighter then any other bar end i've used, nice and strong too. Cool grippy coat paint type stuff on them aswell so you have some grip on them when your on the grunt climbs.

Weaknesses:    none, best bar ends ever.

Bottom Line:   
these are sweet. i have the race light ski magnesium model and i couldn't be happier. help out on climbs a lot and have given me another hand position on some longer rides.

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Favorite Trail:   Pontiac Lake Rec. Area Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   E-bay

Similar Products Used:   something off a huffy i think.

Bike Setup:   trek 4500 with nothing stock on it except the seatpost, because the ultra slick design team over at trek made the seat post 29.2mm rather then the industry stands.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rey green a Cross Country Rider from usa

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2002

Strengths:    light, grippy

Weaknesses:    wha?

Bottom Line:   
i love these, and btw, i have big xxl hands and the bend dont bother me at all, they just give more options to grip. they seem pretty damn light to me as well. value chilies ill put a five tho i cant speak to...i got em in exchange for a coupla microbrews from some dude going stictly to trials riding

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   dont need no stinking similar products


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Flyer a Cross Country Rider from Chicago IL

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2001

Strengths:    Nice feel, and lightweight (magnesium).

Weaknesses:    They were a little expensive...but light weight and feel was worth it.

Bottom Line:   
This is about the only thing Bontrager makes that I like or would buy. Simply haven't ever found any other bar ends I have liked. A little expensive.....but great other than that.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   2002 Giant XTC se2 with lots of tweeks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreas Klauser a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2001

Strengths:    Design, strength,low weight

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
These are perfect. Ergonomic design, low weight, good i.e. broad clamp, grippy surface. A pity that they no longer available here.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   rabe

Similar Products Used:   onza, Marin, tune

Bike Setup:   Trek OCLV 9900, XTR/Sram shorty, Manitou SX Carbon, tune wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Mountain View

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2001

Strengths:    Great bar ends.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
I have two sets:

- Race: came stock on my Bontrager
- Race Lite: bought for $10 at LBS clearing out stock

These bar ends are perfect. The ski bend shape hits my hand perfectly. They're light. They're strong. They're cheap. They're painted black. They're easy to grip.

What can you say bad about them? Nothing. Wish a had a few extra sets to have just in case.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Onza

Bike Setup:   Yeti ARC, Bontrager Race Lite

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Cross Country Rider from Maine

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2001

Strengths:    light and strong. textured surface provides good grip (when clean)

Weaknesses:    Remember that nice textured surface, well it has a tendency of collecting dirt.

Bottom Line:   
What more could you possibly want? These are light, comfortable and seem to be pretty durable. They are the perfect length for my. Why pay $80 for carbon just to shave a gram?

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Bike Setup:   2000 paragon, selle italia saddle, panaracers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by david crismon a Cross Country Rider from louisville

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2001

Strengths:    Lightweight, decent looks.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Very nice product. claimed weight of 110 grams is actually 120 on my scale. I hate that. Never stip on specialized bars. Will try on Easton CT2 next month and will let you know if there is a problem.

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Favorite Trail:   the next one

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Jeffersonville Schwinn, Indiana

Similar Products Used:   Several

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR XC, Bontrager Race wheels, S Works Baldy tires (when not muddy) Selle Italia Flite Ti Gel. All else 2000 stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay a Cross Country Rider from Simi Valley, Ca

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2001

Strengths:    Lightweight, strong, inexpensive

Weaknesses:    Textured surface tends to collect dirt.

Bottom Line:   
Usually you can only get 2 out of three when you buy something; either light, strong, or inexpensive. These bar-ends break all the rules. I usually don't place reviews until I've really given a product time to prove itself but for these I had to when I recently stuck them hard into the ground on a rocky endo crash and the only damage suffered was a little scrape on the ends. I couldn't wait to get the word out on how good these bar-ends are. I figured they would have spun out of adjustment on my Bontrager handlebar but they stayed put. Buy them!

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Favorite Trail:   Cheeseboro Canyon, Agoura Ca

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Supergo.com

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 90 Disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Billy a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2001

Strengths:    Light, compact, strong.

Weaknesses:    It won't make my breakfast.

Bottom Line:   
I am not a fan of bar ends. In fact, I was resistant to put these on, but I did so because I need the extra leverage during long climbs. They look a little funny on a riser bar, but who cares, they work very very well. I am using the Race Lites and have mediums size hands; they might be too small for people with larger hands.

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Favorite Trail:   Noble Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Control Tech, Power Tools

Bike Setup:   Using Profile Carbon Fiber RS riser handlebar/Oury grips on a Single Speed.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joel Adams a Cross Country Rider from Cambridge, MA USA

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2001

Strengths:    Wonderful grip, lightweight, magnesium!

Weaknesses:    The bonding material which holds the magnesium bar end tube to the handlebar clamp failed on one bar end.

Bottom Line:   
Great bar ends for the money, lightweight, not aluminum, wonderful grip, however these failed on me. I was going to replace these with the same, but I purchased the last remaining set from the shop. Looks like this has not happened before, based on other reviews.
Value- these wasted my time!
Overall- they broke!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Loft, Burlington, MA

Similar Products Used:   Onza, Icon

Bike Setup:   Trek '00 8000 SLR, Rolf Satellite, Judy Race, Speedplay Frogs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zeus a Weekend Warrior from Berrien Springs, MI

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2000

Strengths:    Light (Magnesium)
Strong, narrow clamp
Ergonomic design


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Can't beat these. Strength of clamp, light weight and shape is perfect. If you're hands are large, find the straight bar-ends; the ski-bend might be a bit short. The finish provides grip even when wet. Supergo still had these ($15.00) as of 9/17/00 - get them if you want ends and don't mind black as you only color choice.

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Favorite Trail:   Rubicon Jeep Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Onza
Control Tech II Lites


Bike Setup:   Access Ti/Manitou Mars 1, King/517s, Bontrager ST2s, post, stem and bar. XT drivetrain and brakes

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