Innerbarends 411 - Comfort. Aero. Inside.
Offers an aerodynamic and relaxed elbow position for maximum riding speed.
Perfect relief of muscles in arms, shoulders and back.
Small and light @ 108 grams per pair.
Material: carbon fiber reinforced
SQlab 411 Innerbarends
- Innerbarends are a new innovative evolution of the good old barends 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 Innerbarends don’t weigh much, and aren’t in the way, so just give them a try!
The Innerbarends 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 Innerbarends. Suitable for handlebars including carbon.
Moving 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 were mounted to the outer ends of the handlebars. From an ergonomic perspective this was a very good idea. In course of time however, as straight bars became less favoured 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.