LP Composites Composites Braids Jr Bar End

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 110 grams MSRP : $57.99


Product Description

The younger brother of the Braids. 4 inches long.


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by willem3 a Cross Country Rider from Bend, Oregon

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, look nice, easy to install, light

Weaknesses:    Bolt on piece is very painful on the hand. Not easy to find a comfortable position. This may very well be a personal thing. They are also very slippery. You cannot rely on your grip.

Bottom Line:   
I switched to the Cane Creek Ergo II Bar Ends that fit well with my ODI Lock on grips. They grip well and and positioned better. I now truly have multiple grip options.

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Favorite Trail:   North Fork

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   Cane Creek Ergo II Bar Ends

Bike Setup:   Two different Ventana's (an X-5 and an El Comandante).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stuart a Cross Country Rider from Canberra, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2004

Strengths:    Light, great-looking, anatomically correct

Weaknesses:    Price (maybe)

Bottom Line:   
In a word - ** AWESOME **. Very comfortable, nice and light, and well worth the money. They aren't the easiest bar ends to come by, but the effort in obtaining them will pay dividends. Highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything at Mt. Majura

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Tranz-X

Bike Setup:   Giant NRS Air, XTR, discs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zada a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2004

Strengths:    Comfort - Control - Not too big or bulky

Weaknesses:    You can find cheaper bar-ends for sure.

Bottom Line:   
Love these so far. Great for climbs and for when you just need a different hand position for long rides. I have small hands, so these are perfect. Riders with Shaq size mits may find them too small.

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Favorite Trail:   Nature Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $54.00

Purchased At:   Jenson's

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2004 Specialized StumpJumper (stock)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kevin a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2003

Strengths:    Feels great. Not to big, not to small. strong and light. high style points

Weaknesses:    price, clamp weight

Bottom Line:   
Been using bar ends all my life. Just bought a new bike that didn't have them. Rode 3 weeks barendless. Bought these online, fitted em on my Easton Monekey Lite CF handlebar and wow. I love these little guys. They are pricey, and i wish the clamp on them was a little lighter to match the weight of the bar end, but overall i am very happy with the product.

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Favorite Trail:   Griffin Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   mail oprder

Similar Products Used:   every other bar end under the sun since 1991

Bike Setup:   03 Epic, 03 Psylo Race with RL, Easton CF Handlebars, LP CF barends, ATACS, CK headset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Tracy, CA

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2003

Strengths:    Ergo comfort.
Just the right length
Lite
Looks good


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Love them. Ergo fit is great and they look good.
I put them on Answer Carbon bars and have not had a problem. I put them on loose and kept tighting over time till they stop moving. They are ok to put on many other carbon bars like LP. One reason is the angle the screw goes in. I was told by LP that their bars are slightly fatter at end for the bar ends.
Plan to buy for my other 2 bikes (Wifes, Sons)

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Favorite Trail:   Scaggs

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Bike Setup:   NRS1 Y02 11.3mm front sag, 2mm rear sag
Python front, IRC SERAC rear
Answer 1" carbon riser bars
LP Braids JR bar ends
Race Face (Good/Evil) Grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Racer from Boulder, CO USA

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight, looks good

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Although I liked the low weight, I was hesitant about falling on these things and breaking them. However, I can attest that although I do not fall too often, the times I have these have taken direct hits and have held up well.

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Favorite Trail:   Monarch Crest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Profile design

Bike Setup:   Specialized 2001 SWorks, Full XTR, Thomson post/stem, King Hubs/headset,etc...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Neil Winkelmann a Cross Country Rider from Muswellbrook, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2002

Strengths:    Light, strong, stiff, comfy, warm, cool looking

Weaknesses:    A bit pricey (in Aussie dollars plus postage, tax and duty)

Bottom Line:   
They are light and work. They are warm and very comfortable on the hands and seem to let me ride one "glove rating" less on cold mornings. I didn't have to break out the really warm mitts this winter. (I commute in the pre-dawn all year round) They match the Easton carbon seatpost style-wise. I've polished the (very hard)andodising off my old aluminum bar ends with use. It will be interesting to see how these stand up to long-term use. So far they are flawless.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $54.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA - Internet

Similar Products Used:   Boring aluminum ones - (brand has worn off)

Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper Pro M4 - 2002. Standard except for Braids, RaceFace Deus stem and Easton EC70 post.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Noah a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2002

Strengths:    Light, cool appearance, contoured to fit the hand, compact, strong

Weaknesses:    Angle might bother some, as it did me, when not using the bar ends...puts pressure on side of hand.

Bottom Line:   
Great feel, but I had to return mine becuase they cramped the side of hands when I was using the regular grips. Other brands/styles have less of an angle, or are even angled outward at the bottom to avoid this. It may not bother some, but it really bothered me.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   SuperGo

Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude, Z.1 X-Fly, XT/XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john a Cross Country Rider from east berlin ,ct

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2002

Strengths:    comfort,strength,ergonomic.

Weaknesses:    absolutely none

Bottom Line:   
(see strengths) simply the best! I have used these for years.

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Favorite Trail:   west hartford

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   berlin bicycle

Similar Products Used:   can't remember

Bike Setup:   ellsworth isis sl

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Becky a Cross Country Rider from SF Bay Area

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2002

Strengths:    Lightweight, small size, good looks

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These barends are far better than any of the metal barends I've used. They fit the contours of my hands really well and are super comfortable on long climbs. They are lightweight and strong enough not to break when I bash them on racks and trees. Anyother benefit of carbon fiber is that they don't get as cold as metal barends on really cold days. They won't fereze your fingers. I recommended them to my husband and he loves them, too. We've both been using them for a collective 4 years now with no problems.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   All kinds of metal barends

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain hardtail

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