With the SQLab Inner bar ends 411 BlackMoving the hand this far inwards positions the elbows such that they can comfortably rest against your torso and also stretches the upper body position slightly more forward. This is both an aerodynamic and biomechanical advantage.
Bar Ends stem from the early days of mountain biking and are, if required, mounted to the outer ends of the handlebars. From an ergonomic perspective this is a very good idea. In course of time however, as straight bars became less favored and sales of riser bars increased instead, the bar ends slowly disappeared. Now however, as the rise of mountain bike bars has reduced again and instead the bars have become low and wider, bar ends make sense again. But with one small difference, we mount the bar ends inwards of the grips, so called Inner Bar Ends, that is where the name with the slight contradiction stems came from.
Inner Bar Ends are a new innovative evolution of the good old bar ends we know from the early days of mountain bikes, but with a never-before-seen safety aspect. Despite the different hand position, the brake levers always remain in reach. The position somewhat resembles that of an aerobar. The Inner Bar Ends don’t weigh much, and aren’t in the way, so just give them a try!
The Inner Bar Ends fit most bikes. They are mounted directly adjacent and inwards of the grips. As most brake levers are long enough that for best brake performance one can and should mount them inboard of the shifter there is usually sufficient space between grips and shifter / brake lever for mounting the inner Bar Ends.