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Old 01-19-19, 03:03 PM
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Origin8 Drop Bar Ends

Anyone try these on their hybrid?

https://jet.com/product/Origin8-Hb-E...SABEgJ1m_D_BwE
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Old 01-19-19, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by IchbinJay View Post
Looks like this had been talked about many years ago. Really haven't heard much about anyone using these.

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Old 01-20-19, 01:11 PM
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I had a pair, and they didn't stay on very long!
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Old 01-23-19, 01:31 PM
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I've been using them for almost a year. They work great and I see about a 15-20 watt reduction but only about 1/3 of the drop is really useable.
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I've been using them for almost a year. They work great and I see about a 15-20 watt reduction but only about 1/3 of the drop is really useable.
What make/model hybrid did you put them on? Did your knees ever end up hitting them while pedaling?
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Old 01-23-19, 07:44 PM
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Never understood these things ("drop bar-ends"), never will. If one wants drop bars, get a bike with/designed for drop-bars, and use appropriate brifters or brake levers/shifters. "Drop bar-ends" -- worst of both worlds. A 'drops' and/or 'hoods' position, without access to brakes/shifting. Don't get it.

Pretty straightforward, to my mind.
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I have a Haibike Urban Plus that I was trying to make more "aggressive" with a longer stem and lower stance. My knees don't hit them while sitting but if I am out of the saddle for whatever reason, I have to be a little careful.

I looked into doing a drop bar conversion but given that I had hydraulic brakes with sensors hardwired into my computer and tail lights, it would be very complicated and expensive since I had 10 speed dyna-sys too. I only get into the drops when I know/pray I won't be needing to brake.
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Never understood these things ("drop bar-ends"), never will. If one wants drop bars, get a bike with/designed for drop-bars, and use appropriate brifters or brake levers/shifters. "Drop bar-ends" -- worst of both worlds. A 'drops' and/or 'hoods' position, without access to brakes/shifting. Don't get it.

Pretty straightforward, to my mind.
I think you answered your own question when you said "two bikes". The reason I'm interested is because I'm "trying" to get my stable down to one steed.
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
I have a Haibike Urban Plus that I was trying to make more "aggressive" with a longer stem and lower stance. My knees don't hit them while sitting but if I am out of the saddle for whatever reason, I have to be a little careful.

I looked into doing a drop bar conversion but given that I had hydraulic brakes with sensors hardwired into my computer and tail lights, it would be very complicated and expensive since I had 10 speed dyna-sys too. I only get into the drops when I know/pray I won't be needing to brake.
That makes perfect sense in a situation like that. Thanks for the info!
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Originally Posted by IchbinJay View Post
I think you answered your own question when you said "two bikes". The reason I'm interested is because I'm "trying" to get my stable down to one steed.
Ah, got it ... your other thread. Fair enough, but for the record I didn't say anything about "two bikes". As it happens, I am a "one bike" guy. I actually own two -- hardtail mtb and flat-bar road bike -- but only because I have two primary cycling locations, 'home base' and summer place: one in each location, ready to go.

My view of 'drop bar endz' remains the same.
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Old 01-24-19, 12:30 PM
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@badger1 Ahhh, I see what you mean. Good point!
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