Cane Creek Ergo Control Bar End

4.85/5 (52 Reviews)
Weight : 200 grams MSRP : $50.00


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Trick!These bar ends can work standalone on any MTB, but can also function asThe outer clamp for bikes equipped withThe ODI Lock-On grip system.The bar end replacesThe outer grip clamp. Ergonomic shape with generous rubber grip 168 g / pair 119mm long Aluminum construction with rubber grip surface


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by barnhorse a Cross Country Rider from Las Cruces, NM USA

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2011

Strengths:    I have always used bar ends. These are the best I have had. Better than aluminum. Better grip and comfort. And they don't scratch the car when they hit it.

Bottom Line:   
I like them.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by whtahtefcuk a Cross Country Rider from Flagstaff AZ

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2010

Strengths:    I was getting numb hand on long rides... These solved it... good hand positions. Super fun to grab on steap climbs.

Love em.


Weaknesses:    Heavy... but worth it. I will be putting the new revision of this product on my new 29SS.

Weeeeeeeee.


Bottom Line:   
get em.

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Favorite Trail:   CO Trail

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   ?

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Steel Custom 7. XTR, Hand built King/Bontrager wheels, Monkey lite bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by funnytanlines a Cross Country Rider from Philippines

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2009

Strengths:    ergonomics, leverage

Weaknesses:    weight, if you're obsessive about.

Bottom Line:   
i've wanted these for years but they were hard to find where i live. when a pair finally emerged, i was torn between these and ergon grips, and had to come to terms with the price and weight of either system. chose these though and have no regrets. they add great comfort and leverage while climbing, without taking off too much width from my flatbar. great for long rides as well. i'm a bit worried about how long the rubber will last though.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   All Terra Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   various standard aluminum bar ends, from old school L-bends to stubbies

Bike Setup:   32/22 x 16 dingle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lax-n-MTB a Weekend Warrior from Frederick, MD

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2009

Strengths:    Great feel, put my wrists right at the ends of the handlebars

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great handles with a nice shape and perfect arm placement

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Favorite Trail:   Gambril Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Internet

Bike Setup:   Tweaked '99 Stumpjumper FSR XC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doors0311 a Cross Country Rider from Sonoma Co.

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2009

Strengths:    Comfortable shape and excellent grip in all weather conditions

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a comfortable bar end in a smaller package these are for you. I also like the grip integration. It makes for a solid unit that has never sliped during climbs.

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Favorite Trail:   Railroad Grade

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Local Shop

Similar Products Used:   aluminum bent style

Bike Setup:   GT Ava.1997 Shimano XT King Headset and hubs. Thompson stem and post

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pete a Cross Country Rider from Durham, England

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2009

Strengths:    fantastic fit to hand, comfortable and stable. provide perfect hand position for trail riding, without getting fatigue in wrists and still look cool.Expensive but very high quality, this is an engineered product.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I have been trying a lot of differnt gear to achieve a ergonomic fit and the set up using the Ergo 11 bar ends has achieved this.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction UK

Similar Products Used:   regular bar ends

Bike Setup:   stem 90mm x 10 deg, Easton riser EA50 cut short by one inch per side and Ergo 11 bar ends grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Donnie Anderson a Weekend Warrior from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2007

Strengths:    Light, good grip (no need to buy seperate grip), act as end caps and grip locks, small, look good, comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
Very nice. The ends themseves are made of rubber so you don't need to buy a seperate grip or worry about grips sliding around and ripping. Because they are all rubber, they are very cushy, not hard and fatiguing like a metal bar end.

They go on the end of the handlebars so they act like a cap and also like grip locks so nothing can slide off.

They are very small yet ergonomically shaped. They seem to fit perfectly in your hands. They are very , very, very comfy.

They are very pricey compared to cheaper regular bar ends, but if your riding a $1000+ bike, what's $50 or so to add extreme comfort.

I recommend these to all riders looking for bar ends. Don't settle for whatever is on your local bike shop shelf.

4 flamming peppers in value cause of the higher price, but overall 5 since nothing compares. At $50 it's not like your paying $150 for them, like some carbon bottle cages you can buy. That's just out of this world nuts. I'll stick to my $10 plastic cateye cages. Any color to match your bike, plastic so its flexible to fit your bottle, and scratch proof.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   EL cheapo aluminum/metal bar ends.

Bike Setup:   Titec Hellbent handlebars, SRAM X.9 Gripshift, Dangerboy Levers, SRAM grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Hammond, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2006

Strengths:    (I have Ergo Control 2) Improved handling, easy installation, very comfortable to use

Weaknesses:    They make my wide handlebar a little wider

Bottom Line:   
I finally gave up on being "cool" and ordered these barends. I've been looking at them forever and the only thing I regret is not buying them sooner. And, they don't really look that goofy . . . :-)

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Favorite Trail:   Slickrock

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Blue Sky Cycling

Similar Products Used:   Run-of-the-mill barends

Bike Setup:   Klein Palomino Race Disc with Thomson Stem and, of course, these great barends

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by greg from seattle

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2006

Strengths:    Nicest barends since the Syncros Steerhorns.

Weaknesses:    Sort of pricey. Apparently the free market is not working to lower the price of this product through competition.

Bottom Line:   
Despite the ridiculous number of bar ends that clamp to the bar and stick way out front (which aren't too popular any more), darn near no one has figured out that bar ends that allow your palms to sit right on the ends of the handlebar are way more comfortable. Seems pretty obvious to me, but the only people to figure this out are Syncros (the 'steerhorns' barends from the late '80s), Singletrack Solutions (neat little cheap plastic barends that weight nothing and work pretty well, all you need), and Cane Creek. The Syncros Steerhorns are so antique that you don't even see them on eBay (mine got so old that I actually wore through the aluminum tubing in the palm area), leaving Cane Creek pretty much the only people making this totally obvious product. They're sort of pricey ($35 compared to like $8 for the 'singletrack solutions'), but have a nice plush rubber coating and (another no-brainer) serve as the outer lockring for lock-on grips. Cane Creek must make a ton of dough on these things -- why hasn't Nashbar come out with a molded plastic knockoff yet?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Price Point


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott from Raleigh, NC

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2006

Strengths:    Great grip and MUCH better control while I'm climbing.

Weaknesses:    None that I have noticed

Bottom Line:   
Great item, I am very happy with them. Great for resting my hands while I'm cruising, and awesome for pulling the bike back and forth when I am sprinting or climbing. They are just another reason for you to get some ODI lock on grips if you don't have them already.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Spencer from Charlotte

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2005

Strengths:    Great fit with grip shifts, gives leverage for hops, climbing, etc, very well made.

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
I am new to grip shifting and was having trouble when hopping over obstacles. The trouble was than when I tilted bike forward dang thing was shifting. With these bad boys not only am I not shifting but am able to get more leverage. I use these all the time now. They are not just cool looking decorations.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   Gastonia Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   I forget the name.

Bike Setup:   GF Sugar 2 with SRAM Grip Shift

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Weekend Warrior from Lawrenceville

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2004

Strengths:    Fits my hands great.. center mount on the bars keeps you balanced.. great while stand-up pedaling for bar control.

Weaknesses:    Little heavier than other brands.. just cut out the super-size during lunch to compensate !

Bottom Line:   
Easy to install and for longer rides over 20 miles, they're nice to rest on for different hand positions. More efficient clmbing of course.. I have them on both my bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   Berryman, MO

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Fisher Mt Tam 29'r,, stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tony a Cross Country Rider from Earth

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2004

Strengths:    Full rubber coverage so no slipping

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
A bar end is a bar end is a bar end, right? Wrong. What sets the Canes apart is that your weight is distributed in the center line of the handlebar, creating more leverage and more importantly, leverage. It's a simple engineering design which took about a million years in the bike industry to figure out. All the others have your hands extended in front of the handlebar which counteracts all the advantages of the Canes. Bit expensive for a bar end though...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Rooks, Specialized, Flites

Bike Setup:   Yeti ARC...best damn hardtail ever produced

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alan a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2004

Strengths:    Great design, comfort and shape...really helps when you climb with it

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great stuff

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   really really cheap steel bar end on Sportmarts' bike

Bike Setup:   GT Zaskar, XT, Magura, Chris King, FSA, Profile Design, Thomson.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark e a Cross Country Rider from va.

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2004

Strengths:    price,comfort,ease of install and adjust,grip,looks

Weaknesses:    ?

Bottom Line:   
I read where these are good for changing hand positions on long rides while keeping a good grip.they are very grippy and I use them about 50/50 now because I can still shift my GS and maintain the comfort of the hands being to the side and not forward.I can do light braking this way too but not full stop braking yet.I get a lot of stares on the trails and to the trails due to their unique shape and position on the bars.this has been the best upgrade on my bike in a while.it has made riding when my hands and wrists are tired from work much more enjoyable.they grip when wet ,with or without gloves and just perform up to their reputation.these are worth the price paid and more

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Avenir flattops,cheapo bar ends

Bike Setup:   01 diamondback XTS3 Avid mechs,xt bb,crank,cassette,wtb saddle,Sun DS2w/deore rims.trailblaster tires,man.mag.fork,RS deluxe rear w/vanilla 900lb spring,Sram7.0 shifters &der.,profile bars,prodigy 90mm stem

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