Syncros Bar Ends Bar End

3.2/5 (5 Reviews)

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Syncros Prohorn Bar Ends

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jerry Meyers a cross-country rider from Trenton, Ont, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 13, 1997

Bottom Line:   

I had these barends for a couple of years and just recently tried to put them on my new bike. The treads stripped on one even though it was greased and I was not over tightening the bolt. My LBS sent them back and was credited by Syncros without delay. My LBS said that all the Syncros barends they have sold stripped and were returned (7 pair) so this is not an isolated incident. Anyway I liked the design and was very happy with them until they stripped. You have to respect syncro for backing up there warranty but they really need a steel insert like the Control Tech barends that I replaced them with.

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Greg Loder a cross-country rider from North Royalton, OH 44133

Date Reviewed: December 3, 1996

Bottom Line:   

The quality is here, but I simply do not care for the one only hand position.
Also, it seems I can't get the best possible leverage on climbs. Not for me.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by damon campbell a cross-country rider from alaska

Date Reviewed: November 24, 1996

Bottom Line:   

The main feature i like about these bar ends is the small extension on the back of the bar end. Having that little stub really makes things more comfortable when you are cranking up the hills. It also gives your bike a distinctive look.
These are a very ergonomical, clean, and functional design, but good luck getting them- as far as i know, syncros discontinued the prohorn.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a downhiller from CA

Date Reviewed: July 24, 1996

Bottom Line:   

Because I must climb before I descend, I purchased these bar ends. Mine are different from the one pictured above. They have the same clamping device but are cut similar to Onza CWAs They have an L-bend created by two pieces of aluminum which are welded together . I found them to be much lighter than they look. I don't know the exact weight but they're pretty light, if that's what you're looking for. Also, they don't slip. The clamping device takes a firm hold on the handlebar. The best feature is their comfort. The little extension that projects to the back of the handlebar provides a nice position for out-of-the-saddle climbing. The only gripe I have with them is that the clamp does take up quite a bit of space on the handlebar. Other than that, these bar ends are very nice.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Phil R. a weekend warrior from Des Moines, IA

Date Reviewed: June 24, 1996

Bottom Line:   

I recently switched from Trek's run-of-the-mill System 2 ends, to the Prohorn. Not only are they lightweight AND provide ample positions for your hands, but being from Syncros, they look very cool too. While no one will live or die because of bar ends, these are a nice chi-chi upgrade.

Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Putting Bar Ends on my MTB -- What grips to use?

So, I'm gonna add some bar ends to my MTB for comfort purposes. Right now my bike has closed-end ergo grips from Specialized. What are some good grips that are open-end so I can slide the bar through for room for bar ends? I see some I like online, but there's no spec stating if they are open or clo ... Read More »

Old Ergon's Laying Around? Want to Add Bar Ends to My GA's

Saw a few Ergon threads lately that kindled an idea I had a while back and never got to. I love my Ergon GA1 grips, but would like to use bar ends with them since I ride alot on road/around town as well. In a past PM convo with the Ergon guy, he said that the ends from other models would work wi ... Read More »

Looking for good bar ends/alternative grips for my MTB

I recently purchased a Specialized Hardrock MTB (26") as I'm getting into cycling. I do ride on trails frequently but also do a lot of road traveling as well (riding to the trails, the store, etc.). I've seen lots of different bar end/drop bar/other extensions for the handlebars/grips that make thi ... Read More »

Anyone still using bar ends?

So, I went riser bars and dropped my bar ends a long time ago. I tried once using the Ergon bar end/grip combos for a few rides, but it didn't feel quite right. Mainly, I think, because I had wide riser bars and the width felt wrong. Nowadays, I find myself riding as though I had phantom bar ... Read More »

Wide handlebar + Bar-ends?

I got a 710mm flat bar on my Specialized Epic and it works great for me. On my C'dale hardtail I have 600mm bar with bar-ends and I really like the bar-end when it comes to climbing. It provides alternative hand position and I like it. Then I wonder, if I throw the bar-ends on my 710mm wide bar, ... Read More »

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