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Icon Fattie McGee Bar End

4.82/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00


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Icon Fattie McGee


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by herbert van leemputten a Racer from belgium

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2002

Strengths:    ergonomy

Weaknesses:    availability in europe

Bottom Line:   
the very best i've encountered, I've got big hands, so all these thin bar ends are useless to me.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   several

Bike Setup:   trek 8000 '99 + sid race '00 + race face taperlock BB/crancks + wipermann chain + shimano xt group

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dallas a Cross Country Rider from Hunter, ND, USA

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2001

Strengths:    It is the best bar end I have used. It is light, big, and is great for up-hills and when you pump for extra speed. Also it matches my Bontrager Crowbar Handlebar very well.

Weaknesses:    Sorda high priced, compared to the 12 dollar cheepos.

Bottom Line:   
A great investment. A great bar end. I love it. You should get the product. You might not want to get it if you use it to sit and just want to have your back straighter. You may want ones that are longer and have a bigger curve. I hope this helps you.

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Favorite Trail:   Gumbo Road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Scheels

Similar Products Used:   I have used many of my friends and have demoed some.

Bike Setup:   Trek 4500, Stock dont have the cash to upgrade it yet.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Weekend Warrior from San Rafael, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2001

Strengths:    Big! Light! Recessed mounting bolt for clean grip anywhere.

Weaknesses:    Nobody has made the ultimate bar end yet.

Bottom Line:   
They are big and light with a nice curve. There are several hand positions you can use on them. I selected these because of the recessed mounting bolt. Why should there be a bolt sticking out into your palm if you want to wrap your hand around the end of the bar and bar end.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Bargain Bin at LBS

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Cane Creek Ergo.

Bike Setup:   97 Fisher Tassajara rigid, flat bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dom Caron a Racer from Dieppe,NB,Canada

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2000

Strengths:    light,big comfortable feel, made by trek,price

Weaknesses:    *None*

Bottom Line:   
These are the best bar ends. I could not go back to any other bar ends because i wouldnt be happy if it wasnt a big comfortable feel. Anyone who didnt get bar ends with their bike i recommend to buy these ones.

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Favorite Trail:   my own

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   98 trek 8000 Lx,xt,xtr with judy t2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dusty a Cross Country Rider from Iowa City

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2000

Strengths:    The Oversized tubing is great for large hands. They can take a beating too.

Weaknesses:    None for me. I do wish they would make straight ones in the same diameter tube.

Bottom Line:   
These are great bar ends, but I wish you could find them easier than just being able to order them from the Trek dealers. But all in all I would have to say that I like them a lot, since barends are of complete personal preference.

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Favorite Trail:   Sugar Bottom

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Fisher fins,

Bike Setup:   Stock 99 Fisher Supercaliber

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe D. a Weekend Warrior from Miford

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2000

Strengths:    Comfort, weight. Comfort. Did I say that already?

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
They're fat and beautiful. They fit nicely in the palm of my hand like.... like they should. No slips or fauilures of any kind. Oh, yeah. They're comfortable.

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Favorite Trail:   Island Lake

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager

Bike Setup:   Trek 6500, Judy C, stock.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by jeff carlson a Cross-Country Rider from pt jeff sta, ny

Date Reviewed: November 21, 1999

Strengths:    
perfect fit for large size hands.....they stay put


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
perfect bar end for me

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Favorite Trail:   
stillwell

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
1992 onza


Bike Setup:   
1999 trek 8000 sl, manitou sx

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Stinkfoot a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario

Date Reviewed: September 15, 1999

Strengths:    
Comfortable, tough, functional.


Weaknesses:    
None so far


Bottom Line:   
These bar end thingies really help when climbing hills they give more power to loft over obstacles and move your position forward. The fat grips are comfy to grab onto for those with average to large hands. Added bonus: these things have saved my knuckles from being crushed in collisions with trees and I haven't had any problems with slippage yet, they've stayed right where I set them the first day. I'd recommend these bar ends to everyone (although I doubt that there's a huge difference between different brands). 5 chilis boy!

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Favorite Trail:   
Fast ones with ample air time

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
None


Bike Setup:   
Kona Lava Dome, Marzocchi z5.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by bri a Weekend Warrior from Long Beach, CA

Date Reviewed: September 10, 1999

Strengths:    
- nice size & feel
- comfortable
- seem pretty light
- decent value


Weaknesses:    
- ugly! (IMHO)
- can't ever crank the allen bolt enough so they are guaranteed not to slip
- still undecided on the finish


Bottom Line:   
i think that these are some pretty darn good all around bar ends. i didn't really directly compare them to other ones available or in the price range because they came with my bike, except maybe some GT's i saw in the LBS a while back for $10. these seem much sturdier and comfortable due to the rounded shape and diameter.only problem i've had with these suckers is no matter how hard i crank on the bolt to install or adjust these things, i can never get them to stay locked on (they will always slip if i push hard enough on them in the forward direction). this and the fact that these are the fugliest things on the planet are their only drawback. but i like 'em.the finish is sort of a matte / light sandpaper feel to the grip which the verdict is still out on for me. i think it is better than a smooth aluminum or painted surface but only time will tell if this is the most effective on the trail. i like to climb a lot so i expect to get a lot more use out of em very soon; only cruised around w/ em on so far. 5 flamin' chile-o-ramas for function and value, minus 1 for the form and install prob.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
none specifically


Bike Setup:   
1998 Trek 7000 ZX

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Cross-Country Rider from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Oversized - easier to grip
Very stong
Durable
Very light


Weaknesses:    
*none*


Bottom Line:   
I have to agree with Rick down there, it's damn good that Icon oversized their bar ends to 28mm diamiter, you can grip it better. The smaller ones just don't cut it - they look like kids sent in the design for them. at least now an adult CAN grip them comfortably, without finger overlap.

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Favorite Trail:   
Seaton

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
profile
bontrager
Bell
cheapo's


Bike Setup:   
'99 Trek 8000

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Rick Vera a Cross-Country Rider from Galloway, NJ

Date Reviewed: August 6, 1999

Strengths:    
Large
Strong
Owned by Trek


Weaknesses:    
None


Bottom Line:   
Just created this section and noticed it's Fatty not Fattie but anyway who the hell cares... I heard some reviews that it takes up too much handdle bar space, kiss my *ss! It's sweet! It doesn't take up much room, and it's large to actually feel comfortable (something other company's should try) with a diameter of 28.6mm to fit a man's hand, not an 8 year old's. Nice bend and geometry at the weight of 139g/p for around $30 and owned by Trek, it's worth every dolar.

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Favorite Trail:   
Smithville & Parven

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Slightly tried some Bontrager's, Profile's, and some no namer.


Bike Setup:   
On my Trek 7000

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