Specialized A1 Dirt Rodz Bar End

4.18/5 (40 Reviews)
MSRP : $14.99


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Specialized A1 Dirt Rodz


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter a Weekend Warrior from seattle Washington Usa

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2008

Strengths:    Great looking, strong and is really cheap.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
It is a great deal, at least 2x less then it should be priced.
I would definetly recommend this to a friend, it is the best bar end i have ever used! Any other bar end i now consider crap now that i use these. Happy trails!

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Favorite Trail:   Iron horse

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   greggs greenlake

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   diamondback mission 3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight, Holds bar firmly, Good price, Fits my hand well.

Weaknesses:    The plug that fits into the end of the handlebar had to be cut to fit a smaller diameter handlebar.

Bottom Line:   
A good product that did it's job well while I used it. I since then got a 2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk and ride it on city streets, sidewalks and waterfront bikepaths and have little need for bar ends.
Bottom Line: While I needed them, they were great!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   D'Ornellas Bike Shop (1999)

Similar Products Used:   None before this product.

Bike Setup:   1996 GT Ricochet - from 1999 to 2002.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Jensen from Jamestown, ND, USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2006

Strengths:    Very good clamping strength onto your handle bars, Easy to install, light weight, shape is inviting as an alternate hand position, aids greatly in climbing steep grades, I like the Specialized logo contrast onto the black.

Weaknesses:    None!

Bottom Line:   
Very nice looking bar ends, price value high, light weight, large enough for my large hands, surface allows for good grip.
Very pleased, would buy these again.

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Favorite Trail:   White Cloud Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Island Park Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic Comp Disc 2006 year, Cateye micro wireless, WTB Mutano Raptor 2.24 front and rear (great tires!!!).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kev a Cross Country Rider from winston

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2006

Strengths:    Unobtrusive but convenient if you need extra leverage, also look great on a specialized bike, kind of the cherry on top

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
If u ride up and down terrain, can prove very useful for extra leverage, looks great, cheap. So why not?

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Favorite Trail:   hobby park, w-s

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   clemmons bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   ridiculous

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kev a Cross Country Rider from winston

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2006

Strengths:    Unobtrusive but convenient if you need extra leverage, also look great on a specialized bike, kind of the cherry on top

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
If u ride up and down terrain, can prove very useful for extra leverage, looks great, cheap. So why not?

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Favorite Trail:   hobby park, w-s

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   clemmons bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   ridiculous

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Orleans, Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2003

Strengths:    Great looking, black in colour, great hand position (feels very natural), great grip for uphill climbs, fair price

Weaknesses:    scratch very easily

Bottom Line:   
A great product that is definetly worth your time and money. As long as you don't fall much, or swipe trees etc on downhill runs, they are very durable and have a great finish. I get lots of compliments on them all the time. Also, easy to adjust which is always a bonus.

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Favorite Trail:   Black Ridge

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Sportable Cycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2000 Trek 800

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bob a Cross Country Rider from bend oregon

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2003

Strengths:    light, cool looking, nice alternate hand position, durable

Weaknesses:    scratch to easy but looks arent everything

Bottom Line:   
they work great for what they are i took many a good fall and they didn't budge they kinda flex a bit when i'm really hammering though

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   hutchs

Bike Setup:   cannondale f300 with tweaks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Emily a Weekend Warrior from Issaquah, Washington, USA

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2003

Strengths:    Great price. Perfect length for me. Nicely textured, but not abrasive for those short-fingered glove days.

Weaknesses:    None, yet. :)

Bottom Line:   
Fit great, nicely textured, no need for tape, IMHO. Great size, easy to install with narrow footprint. They are tough; took many massive falls without damage. For the price, you cannot go wrong. Big 5 flamin' peppers from me.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Issaquah Ski and Cycle

Similar Products Used:   onza, control tech

Bike Setup:   K2 Attack 3.0

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan R a Cross Country Rider from Long Island NY

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2003

Strengths:    They are: Light, Cheap and do there job well. Good for a long climb up a steep hill. Long enough to give you extra levarage whin you nee it.

Weaknesses:    I purchased the back ones and it you breath on em wrong they scratch. I also recently converted to an Easton EA 70 Handlebar and they will give you a little flex on a lighter bar. As stated by other reviewers when it's cold so are they get ready for a shock either wear long finger gloves or use lizardskins.

Bottom Line:   
Hey the're bar ends they either do what they are suppose to do or ya ditch em and get new ones it's not like buying that brand new SUV you want or something.

Seriously these are decent a little lite for barends and I'm a little worried now about them screwing up my new easton bar. They are too easy to scratch though my idea about a Mt. Bike part is this you should build it with the idea that it's gonna get thrashed. If I wanted silver bar ends I would have bought in silver. Also they are cold to the touch put some Lizardskins or tape on em Or use long finger gloves I use both.

I don't think I'm gonna buy these again though not that I think they suck they do there job but with the new Easton bars on I think I'll try the Cane Creek ones next maybe they will be better with the barflex problem that happens when I hold them too high and am Hammering like crazy.
PEACE!

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Favorite Trail:   Any Single Track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   Sunrise Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Tomac ergo bar ends, and your basic run of the mill noname bar end.

Bike Setup:   02 Stumpjumper FSR XC Disc W/ Easton EA 70Bars, Easton EA 50 Stem 100mm/0 rise, Time Attac Alumni Pedels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Kindred a Weekend Warrior from IPSWICH

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2003

Strengths:    Very Light, seem quite strong and durable, look very nice on my Hardrock!

Weaknesses:    Very very cold to the touch early in the mornings. Get some gloves or wrap some tape around them

Bottom Line:   
For the price they are an ideal bar-end. Some people with smaller hands may find them a bit big and the brakes can sometimes seem quite a way away. They may break, they may not. But at the end of the day, if they do give in, I can't complain for the price. I'll just go and get another set!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Thomas', Ipswich

Bike Setup:   Specialized Hardrock with a few mods and tweaks after shop setup.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bob a Racer from Hollister, CA

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2002

Strengths:    I haven't broken them.

Weaknesses:    I expect them to break, mine had Kalloy UNO logo's on the end caps.

Bottom Line:   
Specialized put their name on someone elses cheesy product. I use them more for resting than climbing. When I use them to climb, my bars flex more than the ends so I haven't really stressed them too bad.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Onza

Bike Setup:   Typical hardtail racer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by calmtb a Cross Country Rider from berkeley, ca

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2002

Strengths:    sturdy; easy to grip; long enough for comfortable climbs and long distance road biking; simple; black matches my setup

Weaknesses:    the Spez logo; my bike has about 20+ logos already, and these added 4 more (2 on the caps)

Bottom Line:   
simple, nice-looking, does the job well

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Favorite Trail:   any trail is good trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   alameda bicycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Spez Hardrock converted to a Singlespeed; Judy TT converted to Total Air (great and inexpensive product!); short flat bar, so the ends are needed for leverage

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian Vaughan a Weekend Warrior from Wigan UK

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2002

Strengths:    Pretty tough, decent length, not expensive, easy to fit, reasonably grippy

Weaknesses:    Black version scratches and chips easily - some riders may feel that their hands are too far away from their brake levers. If so buy "stubby" bars.

Bottom Line:   
At this price you can justify them just to scratch up when you lean your bike against a wall. Also they are good for absorbing the impact of a fall when you can't get your shoes out of your pedals in time. Best of all they give your hands a better position for climbing up them thar hills. Wrap tape around them if you don't like gloves as they are freezin to touch in winter.

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Favorite Trail:   Aonach Mor (Fort William-Scotland)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Buy-A-Bike Charnock Richard

Similar Products Used:   Club Roost M3's (?)

Bike Setup:   2001 Rockhopper - stock except for SPD pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chuck Smith a Weekend Warrior from Los Osos, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2002

Strengths:    Lightweight, easy to install and adjust. Very comfortable to use, gives you great grip when pounding up a hill.

Weaknesses:    A little large. I would like to try a smaller bar end to see how much I like it.

Bottom Line:   
Cool looking design. I have the silver ones. I've read that the black ones scratch easily (if your worried about that). If you are looking for something a little big, but comfortable, these are great. But if you want something that minimizes weight, I would go smaller.

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Favorite Trail:   Montana De Oro S.P. (Ridge Trail)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Art's Cyclery in SLO

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   "92 GT Timberline

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Nacogdoches, TX

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2002

Strengths:    Light!
Good Looking!
Durable


Weaknesses:    None that I have found.

Bottom Line:   
These barends work well. I see no need to spend more money and get an expensive set. They help protect your hands from branches, etc... and allow you to rest your back and sit up straight when you want to.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Bike Setup:   Trek 4900 w/Manitou X-Vert and Hayes disks

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