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Trans-X Bar ends Bar End

4.67/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00

Product Description

Trans-X Bar ends

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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Speerster a Weekend Warrior from Oldenzaal, Netherlands

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2003

Strengths:    Shape, looks

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Very nice bars especially because of the shape, they really are ergonomic. I give it 4 chilis for overall performance since i dont know the result in the long run. Other peeps say it is quickly damaged so...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Some cheap stuff which name i cant remember.

Bike Setup:   Scott FX2 "00 or "01, original bike setup, mostly budget stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Cross Country Rider from São Paulo,Brazil

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2002

Strengths:    they are very confortable because of their triangular chape.
also look very good and agressive on my bike. best i could find.

Weaknesses:    just get trashed very easy!
with almost nothing you get to scratch them.paint goes away easly!

Bottom Line:   
they have the same wheight or less then any other bar end in the market. It has its weekneses, but i you don´t care for some scratches and no cool name like "specialized" or "titec" on your bar end, are looking for a very light and comfortable bar end, this must be your choice!

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Favorite Trail:   the most bumpy i can find

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   my favorite bike store

Bike Setup:   cannondale super v, everithing deore lx, exept deore 200 v-brakes, coda hubs and fsa bottom bracket

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by CHEF-BIANCHI SHRIEBER a Racer from Herzelia, Israel

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2001

Strengths:    They are very comfertible, light, and long, for strieght bar-ends.

Weaknesses:    They get bended, scratched, and banged very easily.

Bottom Line:   
I'm talking about the ones that have that weird no shape shape, the 5 inch ones, cause Trans-X have a lot of models. They are very comfortable and they make you feel great while bending down to sprint. They are lighter than most 4-inch bar ends. The main problem with them is that they get harmed very easily, I fell and the left bent, and every little thing scratches them. But I'm willing to pay that price, cause their very unique, and only they have that great shape that makes it very comfortable to get down for a sprint. If you want to bye the best bar-ends there is, but you don't wreck things easily, or willing to pay the price, I strongly recommend them!

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Favorite Trail:   To yekum and natania threw raanana

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Becidan Cycles, Sokolov 92 Herzelia.

Similar Products Used:   A lot of the aluminuim types...

Bike Setup:   Bianchi SF960 frame with LX and Deore parts. Selle italia gel. Ritchey pedals. ect...

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Teesdie, England

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap Price
Differnt Colours
Light Aluminium
Good shape

Weaknesses:    Scratch easy because they are cheaply painted instead of chrome finished.
Not metallic paint, so colours look cheap and tacky.
Do not have grip-texture on the metal surface.

Bottom Line:   
~Get these if you think that more than £11/$16 for two tiny bits of bent metal that are made in taiwan is a con.
~Get these if you are on a budget.
~Get these is your bike is not subject to treatment which is likely to result in scratches.
~Get these is you like bold, cheap, tacky barends; or if they match a cheap tacky bike that you are putting them on.

If you have spent more than £600/$900 on a bike, you might want to get something a bit more up-market.

Functionally though, it does what it says on the box.

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Favorite Trail:   Peak District, Derbyshire, UK

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Actually cost £11

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   DNM Torch, Magura Julie hydraulic breaks, Suntour MG91 front-forks, Shimano Deore, Hellcat aluminium frame / wheels, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trevor Feilen a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, N.S.W, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2000

Strengths:    Great value. These are great barends at a fraction of the cost of so-called superior barends. They look great on my bike in matching black colour.

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
These are great barends at a great price. Mine are scraped to hell from the bike being carried up a gorge but they show no sign of breaking. Unless you are one of those serious XC riders who count every gram then these are for you. If you ignore them because of their cheap price then you are a fool.

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Favorite Trail:   Fire Trails, NW Sydney.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Kuringai Cycles, Sydney.

Similar Products Used:   I checked some others for shape but thats all.

Bike Setup:   Avanti Ventura. RST 281R front fork. TransX barends (of course).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michel Keuning a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2000

Strengths:    Solid, full aluminum nicely welded. Cheap, I paid only $15. Nice shape. Light, not the lightest available, but close.

Weaknesses:    Might be somewhat skinny to hold for people with large hands.

Bottom Line:   
These bar ends are easily the best deal on the market, as far as I've seen in the shops. At a cost, half or less of the competition, they deliver excelent performance.

What do I whish in a bar end: it should be light, comfortable to hold and build like a tank. These ends fulfill all of my expectations.

Though the tubes seem a bit skinnier than some of the competition, I've got no problem gripping and leaning on them. So for me this is a great product, no problem flaming this product to the max. Though your mileage may vary if you've got very big hands.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   First set of bar ends

Bike Setup:   Trek 8000 (2000) + TIME pedals + Trans-X bar ends

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Moegsien Schroeder a Weekend Warrior from Cape Town

Date Reviewed: June 19, 1999

Very light. Fit right into your hand. Very strong. Look great.

Scratches show easily.

Bottom Line:   
You'd think these should be a bit more expensive! The rich kids that buy only the most expensive parts don't know what their missing. Easily one of the best there is.

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Favorite Trail:   
Tokai Forest

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Lasse Rasanen a Weekend Warrior from Finland

Date Reviewed: May 16, 1999

They're CHEAP without looking like they are. Fit my hands, have hanged in there despite some bad crashes. Don't add too much weight. Aluminum doesn't show the bruises the bar ends have received.

If you demand hi-end bar ends then you won't buy these because of the price.

Bottom Line:   
Cost-effective bar-ends that don't cause any trouble. Remember, though, that you should try a couple of models, because bar ends are a matter of preference. These ones suite me (and my HiTen war-horse) very well.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
None. Sorry :)

Bike Setup:   
SCOTT Peak, no shock.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a cross-country rider from Vic, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 21, 1999

Bottom Line:   

These things are way cool and CHEAP! They're half the price of Profiles and the rest, but are just as good. Good quality welding, lightweight and they've got a double bend - one at the mount, and one about 2/3rds along. And they don't look dicky on DH style 'bars. I should also add that I don't think there's much difference between any bar-ends, other than weight, weld quality and personal preference as to shape and brand.

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