Icon Fattie McGee Bar End

Fattie McGee

Icon Fattie McGee

User Reviews (11)

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herbert van leemputten   Racer [Feb 05, 2002]
Strength:

ergonomy

Weakness:

availability in europe

the very best i've encountered, I've got big hands, so all these thin bar ends are useless to me.

Similar Products Used: several
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5
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5
Rick Vera   Cross-Country Rider [Aug 06, 1999]
Strength:

Large
Strong
Owned by Trek

Weakness:

None

Just created this section and noticed it's Fatty not Fattie but anyway who the hell cares... I heard some reviews that it takes up too much handdle bar space, kiss my *ss! It's sweet! It doesn't take up much room, and it's large to actually feel comfortable (something other company's should try) with a diameter of 28.6mm to fit a man's hand, not an 8 year old's. Nice bend and geometry at the weight of 139g/p for around $30 and owned by Trek, it's worth every dolar.

Similar Products Used: Slightly tried some Bontrager's, Profile's, and some no namer.
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5
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Dallas   Cross Country Rider [May 29, 2001]
Strength:

It is the best bar end I have used. It is light, big, and is great for up-hills and when you pump for extra speed. Also it matches my Bontrager Crowbar Handlebar very well.

Weakness:

Sorda high priced, compared to the 12 dollar cheepos.

A great investment. A great bar end. I love it. You should get the product. You might not want to get it if you use it to sit and just want to have your back straighter. You may want ones that are longer and have a bigger curve. I hope this helps you.

Similar Products Used: I have used many of my friends and have demoed some.
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5
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5
Dom Caron   Racer [May 07, 2000]
Strength:

light,big comfortable feel, made by trek,price

Weakness:

*None*

These are the best bar ends. I could not go back to any other bar ends because i wouldnt be happy if it wasnt a big comfortable feel. Anyone who didnt get bar ends with their bike i recommend to buy these ones.

Similar Products Used: -
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5
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5
Dusty   Cross Country Rider [Apr 07, 2000]
Strength:

The Oversized tubing is great for large hands. They can take a beating too.

Weakness:

None for me. I do wish they would make straight ones in the same diameter tube.

These are great bar ends, but I wish you could find them easier than just being able to order them from the Trek dealers. But all in all I would have to say that I like them a lot, since barends are of complete personal preference.

Similar Products Used: Fisher fins,
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5
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5
Joe D.   Weekend Warrior [Jan 19, 2000]
Strength:

Comfort, weight. Comfort. Did I say that already?

Weakness:

None.

They're fat and beautiful. They fit nicely in the palm of my hand like.... like they should. No slips or fauilures of any kind. Oh, yeah. They're comfortable.

Similar Products Used: Bontrager
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5
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5
jeff carlson   Cross-Country Rider [Nov 21, 1999]
Strength:

perfect fit for large size hands.....they stay put

Weakness:

none

perfect bar end for me

Similar Products Used: 1992 onza
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5
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Stinkfoot   Weekend Warrior [Sep 15, 1999]
Strength:

Comfortable, tough, functional.

Weakness:

None so far

These bar end thingies really help when climbing hills they give more power to loft over obstacles and move your position forward. The fat grips are comfy to grab onto for those with average to large hands. Added bonus: these things have saved my knuckles from being crushed in collisions with trees and I haven't had any problems with slippage yet, they've stayed right where I set them the first day. I'd recommend these bar ends to everyone (although I doubt that there's a huge difference between different brands). 5 chilis boy!

Similar Products Used: None
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5
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bri   Weekend Warrior [Sep 10, 1999]
Strength:

- nice size & feel
- comfortable
- seem pretty light
- decent value

Weakness:

- ugly! (IMHO)
- can't ever crank the allen bolt enough so they are guaranteed not to slip
- still undecided on the finish

i think that these are some pretty darn good all around bar ends. i didn't really directly compare them to other ones available or in the price range because they came with my bike, except maybe some GT's i saw in the LBS a while back for $10. these seem much sturdier and comfortable due to the rounded shape and diameter.only problem i've had with these suckers is no matter how hard i crank on the bolt to install or adjust these things, i can never get them to stay locked on (they will always slip if i push hard enough on them in the forward direction). this and the fact that these are the fugliest things on the planet are their only drawback. but i like 'em.the finish is sort of a matte / light sandpaper feel to the grip which the verdict is still out on for me. i think it is better than a smooth aluminum or painted surface but only time will tell if this is the most effective on the trail. i like to climb a lot so i expect to get a lot more use out of em very soon; only cruised around w/ em on so far. 5 flamin' chile-o-ramas for function and value, minus 1 for the form and install prob.

Similar Products Used: none specifically
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4
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Jeff   Cross-Country Rider [Sep 08, 1999]
Strength:

Oversized - easier to grip
Very stong
Durable
Very light

Weakness:

*none*

I have to agree with Rick down there, it's damn good that Icon oversized their bar ends to 28mm diamiter, you can grip it better. The smaller ones just don't cut it - they look like kids sent in the design for them. at least now an adult CAN grip them comfortably, without finger overlap.

Similar Products Used: profile
bontrager
Bell
cheapo's
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5
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