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