Syncros Steerhorn Clamping Wedges

Syncros Steerhorns are the finest, most comfortable bar end ever made.  These were only made in the early to mid-90's.  I talked to Syncros and said that there were the best.  They said, "We know.  But there is so much involved making them that most people can't see the difference between Steerhorns and a $15 bar end."  I bought a bunch of pair including about ten of them New-Old-Stock from a guy in England.

  They are an unusal design in that they have no visible clamping mechanism.  This gives it a clean look but more importantly, a smooth and comfortable grip.  They have an aluminum clamping wedge that pushes against the bar inside the bar end using a steel set screw.

The clamping wedge is aluminum and over time will crack when getting held in place with the steel set screw.  I have many sets of Steerhorns and decided to make some of these wedges.  A few years ago, I priced getting a dozen made by another machine shop and they wanted $480 for a dozen.  Yowsa!  As usual in a machine shop, so much of the cost is in the setup.  I could have a thousand made for probably $1.50 each or even less and not $40.  Well, I figured out a good method of making them that they can be made relatively quickly and they are even nicer than the originals being about .090" thicker and stronger.

If you're interested, we have some extra clamping wedges for sale.  For more information, contact me at
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Clamping Wedges
The four on the left are the ones that I made.  The one on the right is an original one.  As you can see, the newer ones are a bit thicker and stronger and therefore, more durable.
Clamping Wedges
The handle barslips into the machined ball and your hand has a comfortable rounded area to hold onto.  Much nicer than any other bar end out there, before or since.  The set screw in the foreground pushes against the clamping wedge and keeps the bar end tight on the bar.  Both ends of the Steerhorns have a plastic cover that slips in.

Clamping Wedges
The wedge goes into the machined slot and the set screw pushes against the wedge.  Then the front and back ends of the bar end are welded to the machined ball.  No wonder they are more pricey than the cheapie bar ends.

Clamping Wedges
This shows how the wedge snugs into the ball and holds onto the bar.

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