- Barends (from the English bar ends) were a popular tuning object especially in the 90's. With the advent of wide handlebars, the practical parts are slowly disappearing from the market. Here are the colloquially also "bar ends" end pieces for handlebars a sensible Griffenweiterung. Especially when riding on the mountain or in fast passages, the additional grip position enables a dynamic driving style. Even on longer tours, this position of the hands relieves the hand musculature.