LP Composites Composites Braids Jr Bar End

DESCRIPTION

The younger brother of the Braids. 4 inches long.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 29, 2008]
willem3
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Strong, look nice, easy to install, light

Weakness:

Bolt on piece is very painful on the hand. Not easy to find a comfortable position. This may very well be a personal thing. They are also very slippery. You cannot rely on your grip.

I switched to the Cane Creek Ergo II Bar Ends that fit well with my ODI Lock on grips. They grip well and and positioned better. I now truly have multiple grip options.

Similar Products Used:

Cane Creek Ergo II Bar Ends

[Jul 19, 2003]
Kevin
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Feels great. Not to big, not to small. strong and light. high style points

Weakness:

price, clamp weight

Been using bar ends all my life. Just bought a new bike that didn't have them. Rode 3 weeks barendless. Bought these online, fitted em on my Easton Monekey Lite CF handlebar and wow. I love these little guys. They are pricey, and i wish the clamp on them was a little lighter to match the weight of the bar end, but overall i am very happy with the product.

Similar Products Used:

every other bar end under the sun since 1991

[Jun 08, 2003]
Michael
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Ergo comfort.
Just the right length
Lite
Looks good

Weakness:

None

Love them. Ergo fit is great and they look good.
I put them on Answer Carbon bars and have not had a problem. I put them on loose and kept tighting over time till they stop moving. They are ok to put on many other carbon bars like LP. One reason is the angle the screw goes in. I was told by LP that their bars are slightly fatter at end for the bar ends.
Plan to buy for my other 2 bikes (Wifes, Sons)

[Feb 27, 2002]
Becky
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lightweight, small size, good looks

Weakness:

None

These barends are far better than any of the metal barends I've used. They fit the contours of my hands really well and are super comfortable on long climbs. They are lightweight and strong enough not to break when I bash them on racks and trees. Anyother benefit of carbon fiber is that they don't get as cold as metal barends on really cold days. They won't fereze your fingers. I recommended them to my husband and he loves them, too. We've both been using them for a collective 4 years now with no problems.

Similar Products Used:

All kinds of metal barends

[Oct 14, 2002]
Dan
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light weight, looks good

Weakness:

none

Although I liked the low weight, I was hesitant about falling on these things and breaking them. However, I can attest that although I do not fall too often, the times I have these have taken direct hits and have held up well.

Similar Products Used:

Profile design

[Jul 30, 2002]
Noah
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, cool appearance, contoured to fit the hand, compact, strong

Weakness:

Angle might bother some, as it did me, when not using the bar ends...puts pressure on side of hand.

Great feel, but I had to return mine becuase they cramped the side of hands when I was using the regular grips. Other brands/styles have less of an angle, or are even angled outward at the bottom to avoid this. It may not bother some, but it really bothered me.

[Dec 23, 2004]
Stuart
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, great-looking, anatomically correct

Weakness:

Price (maybe)

In a word - ** AWESOME **. Very comfortable, nice and light, and well worth the money. They aren't the easiest bar ends to come by, but the effort in obtaining them will pay dividends. Highly recommended.

Similar Products Used:

Tranz-X

[Sep 27, 2002]
Neil Winkelmann
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, strong, stiff, comfy, warm, cool looking

Weakness:

A bit pricey (in Aussie dollars plus postage, tax and duty)

They are light and work. They are warm and very comfortable on the hands and seem to let me ride one "glove rating" less on cold mornings. I didn't have to break out the really warm mitts this winter. (I commute in the pre-dawn all year round) They match the Easton carbon seatpost style-wise. I've polished the (very hard)andodising off my old aluminum bar ends with use. It will be interesting to see how these stand up to long-term use. So far they are flawless.

Similar Products Used:

Boring aluminum ones - (brand has worn off)

[May 13, 2002]
john
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

comfort,strength,ergonomic.

Weakness:

absolutely none

(see strengths) simply the best! I have used these for years.

Similar Products Used:

can't remember

[Aug 08, 2004]
zada
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Comfort - Control - Not too big or bulky

Weakness:

You can find cheaper bar-ends for sure.

Love these so far. Great for climbs and for when you just need a different hand position for long rides. I have small hands, so these are perfect. Riders with Shaq size mits may find them too small.

Similar Products Used:

none

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