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From the FAQ ;
"But why use wider bars, particularly for single speeding?

Simply put, "Wider is better."

It comes down to the principle of leverage. Since the (seated) "drop-into-the-granny-and-spin-away" approach isn't an option for single speeders, the tendency is to stand & rock your way up big climbs....................

Why not use bar ends then if it is all about leverage. They seem to make great sense for single speeding. I guess they are just not cool anymore. They will come back into vogue again sometime in the future though. Always seems to work that way.

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Bar ends for another reason

I use bar ends because they put my hands in a comfortable position for climbing. Hands on the bars is great for braking, but it hurts my wrists when climbing.
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