Zoom Telephonics Bar ends Bar End

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.00


Product Description

Zoom Bar ends


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Omar a Cross Country Rider from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2006

Strengths:    -It looks good
-Very strong
-Cheap


Weaknesses:    -Tends to be slippery if wet

Bottom Line:   
This is a great product cause its cheap, strong and looks good. How strong is it? Very strong, Why? Cause I fell at Penang Hill and the bike went sliding sideways and the barend only leave scratches. Another accident is where it was raining and I quickly brake cause a car is coming and I fell cause the Tyres slide, and lose control. After I stand up I checked my bike, My pedal is completely busted but my barend is perfectly ok. And my last incident is where I tried to do a wheelie and I fell, damn that Injury was bad but again my Zoom Bar end only end up with more scratches. I think the only way this Bar end will be broken if I fell A LOT of times until the Aluminium Broken off.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Polygon Quattro with Thompson Seatpost, Avid SD7 Rear and Front brakes.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam a Weekend Warrior from NSW australia

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2005

Strengths:    Cost
Ability to last a long time and only


Weaknesses:    slippery when wet

Bottom Line:   
Theese were very cheap and have lasted me over three years. They were slightly slippery when they were wet. I dont see why people need to buy expensive bar ends, as theese do what bar ends are supposed to, and probably only weigh a little more

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $13.00

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brent a Racer from Charlottesville, VA

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2002

Strengths:    Good length and multiple positions. Rubber does help hands. Strong without much flex. Well-built product compared to other's I've seen. Pretty light!

Weaknesses:    Smooth finish sometimes doesn't provide enough grip, but not a huge deal if you wear gloves.

Bottom Line:   
These came with my Novarra Arriba bike quite a few years ago and they have been nothing but awesome. I love these things. They look, feel, and perform great.

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Favorite Trail:   Walnut Creek, VA

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   Modified Novarra Arriba hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bladteth a Cross Country Rider from Lodz, Poland

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2000

Strengths:    + stiffness
+ price


Weaknesses:    - none

Bottom Line:   
Zoom bar ends do their work. Once I had an accident during wintertime. I was riding fast on icy trail and slipped. My bike crashed on the bar end, bending it inward. Despite my efforts I could not straighten Zoom in the wood and have done it in workshop with a little help from my tools. Since then (February 1999) I still use the same pair of Zooms and they have not fail anymore. I would recommend them for anyone.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   TranzX, nonames

Bike Setup:   Giant Terrago '98 with many upgrades

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Cadel Evans :-p a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2000

Strengths:    - Silver looks great
- Long & straight
- Light weight


Weaknesses:    - Doesn't bend back . . . but it's OK

Bottom Line:   
Good bar-end, looks great, light weight. Exchanged CODA Performance bar-ends for Zoom after one ride coz I hated the curvy bits. Great

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Favorite Trail:   Lane Cove River

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   no-name steel bar-ends & CODA Performance

Bike Setup:   Y2K Cannondale F700

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Joe a Racer from Barberton, OH

Date Reviewed: April 13, 1999

Strengths:    
*Light
*Cheap
*Bolts don't show any signs of stripping
*Multi-positions


Weaknesses:    
*Too long for some people


Bottom Line:   
I don't use these anymore because I've decided I don't like bar ends. I do like these though, and they came on my bike. I think you can get them for about $15 most places.

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Favorite Trail:   
Vulture's Knob-A great place for scary downhills and hard technical sections

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Titec Mag99's


Bike Setup:   
Pacific Riptide, Generic bar (I've since switched to a Profile one), Zoom stem, Pacific Grips, Rapidfire shifters (I've changed those to Grip shift though)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Cross-Country Rider from Santiago, Chile

Date Reviewed: March 30, 1999

Strengths:    
Super ergonomic design
Lightweight
Rubber covering - easier on the hands
Short - don't hit car mirrors when I ride between lanes


Weaknesses:    
None apparently.


Bottom Line:   
The price is what I paid, so it's not absolute. The bar ends are great. Very impressed with their ergonomics. They have a very solid feel for out of the saddle climbing or to simply allow a more comfortable riding position. Highly recommended.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Syntace Bar ends (long!)
OEM 1997 GF Big Sur ends


Bike Setup:   
1999 GF Big Sur frame, Noleen ELT shock, Kore 90 mm stem, LP Composites DH Riser bar, Oury grips

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 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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