The alternative to the new innerbarends
While "innerbarends" bring the hands inside and thus improve aerodynamics on long and straight routes, the classic bar ends of the "Stuby" grips have the advantage that when going uphill, more power can be brought to the pedal by pulling on the outside of the handlebars.
This applies to pedalling in a cradle position as well as sitting down. Nevertheless, even on long and straight routes, the strain on the hand, but also on the shoulder and neck can be changed and reduced by gripping the bar ends.
Here comes the big advantage of the "Stuby" shape: The bar ends can be gripped far back thanks to the unusual shape. This makes the back inclination more upright. At the same time, the "Stuby" bar ends can also be gripped like conventional bar ends, making the sitting position a little more sporty. Thus, the "Stuby" handle offers many different grip options despite its compact design.
The right handle size
The perfect fit, for a bicycle handle, is crucial for comfort and grip security. The grip width is the measure from the tip of the middle finger to the crook of the thumb. Because that is exactly how you enclose the grip. The grip sizes differ in diameter, length and shape. If you are in the grip width determination between two sizes, then SQ lab recommends for MTB to choose the larger size and for City and Trekking the small size!