FOES Street Rods Mar 31, 2010

FOES is a mountain bike company who began making flat bars for the “fixie” crowd. Their flat bars are called Street Rods and I’ve never seen anything like them before. When I was in Milwaukee, the guys at Bens showed them to me and my first thought was that it was some kind of paintball gun. Kidding of course, but really, why have handlebars that can unscrew from the stem? Sure, maybe if you can screw-on some drops or bullhorns, the novelty might make more sense, but all I see now is a simple product made complicated through extra machining and topped off with some conical ends, resembling a weapon.

Even though the bar-ends also come in a much safer, rounded end, producing pointy bar ends seems like an impalement waiting to happen. That’s my main complaint. I’m sure someone somewhere will dig them, but they’re also too narrow for my “fixie”.

  • tim

    how the F do they attach to the stem? i don’t see threads but i saw a long allen bolt on their site. still doesn’t compute…

  • ..don’t worry, this won’t be the last time that someone comes out with a more complicated and less useful solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.

    oh, and that german company, fixie inc. (decent bikes, terrible name) also had some stupid, even pointier bar ends called ‘car scratchers’ …great idea!

  • marcos

    their prototypes
    the guys showed me some before they came out and to let you guys know they have many more coming out plus they dont worry about the time to make them
    and if you dont like them then dont buy them

  • tpearl

    I think the problem that doesn’t exist is theft.

    Maybe they thought the ability to remove your handlebars will prevent people from stealing your bar/stem combo as well as making the bike a lot more difficult to ride off with.

  • uhoh

    just like a razor scooter…

  • hunter

    where did you get the photo from? I can’t download it off the FOES website


    dude get a chain screwed between the ends!!!
    instant nunchucks for innercity personal protection!!!