We found that the bar ends do more than add hand posi-
tions, though. During hard efforts, like out-of-the-saddle
climbs or time-trialing down a section of dirt road, the
outer hand position seems to add horsepower to your legs.
Somehow, pulling on the bar ends seems to make your
arms an extension of your legs. It sounds far-fetched—until
you try it.
The GS2 TSC is not for every rider, but it could be a life-
saver for those with hand-numbness issues. If you like long
rides, or just want to experience bar ends, try these. If the
price scares you, the GS2 grip/bar ends may not be made
from carbon fiber, but they are only $59.95 a set, and the
weight difference is minimal (3.9 versus 3.7 ounces).