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Looking to buy bar ends for my new Trek Fuel EX9. Would like to get something light without a sting in the pocket. Have seen some KCNC machined bar ends. Very nice but very expensive. Any thoughts anyone?
 

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Ritchey bar ends

You can try a pair of bar ends from Richey: they come in a variety of lengths and shapes.
It's been 3 years already since I put them on my bike (the WCS 105mm model) - not the latest version, but the previous one: advertised at 95g (IIRC), the actual weight is 101g. They have been great so far, I hit them too many times to remember - from so many uses, the logo and the anodized layer have washed out - making them look a bit white-ish, they show a couple of [cosmetic] scratches, and the plastic caps are pretty scratched too. Other than that, I could not break them no matter how much I have tried :)
The downsides are:
- they are narrow - since I have normal to big hands, on long climbs they [the hands] tend to become numb; I plan to fix that by wrapping some handlebar tape around the bard ends (1 or 2 layers), just to make them thicker
- the bolts rusted a bit
One more good thing about them is that they are not slippery in wet.

You can also have a look at the Tune RH1 bar ends. They are lightweight and look beefy (that's what I found out online, didn't see any in reality).
The downside is that they are way more expensive than Ritchey or Smica bar ends, and you can't find them in North America.
 

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dinoadventures said:
No, the big negative is that they have a really strange inward slant when mounted to the bars. They don't go straight out, they come in at a really sharp angle. Utterly worthless.
Well, I thought all bar ends were beveled to point inwards....these point inwards at about 15 degrees.
 
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