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Offline ttam

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handlebar grips
« on: August 14, 2007, 09:48:56 AM »
Rode boyette yesterday for the first time - I absolutely loved it, especially the loch ness trails!!! 

Anyways, my grips were soo slippery *insert lame slicker than snot joke*...

I need your advice - what're the best grips that I can get nowadays?  one with acceptable padding, and superior grip.

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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 10:02:10 AM »
Rode boyette yesterday for the first time - I absolutely loved it, especially the loch ness trails!!! 

Anyways, my grips were soo slippery *insert lame slicker than snot joke*...

I need your advice - what're the best grips that I can get nowadays?  one with acceptable padding, and superior grip.

There's a few to choose from.  Race Face Good & Evil are a comfortable set.  Ouray is good.  Increasingly popular are the Ergon grips.  There is a couple different styles of that one and they clamp on I believe.

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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 10:57:55 AM »
TTam,
Do you use gloves?  I sweat so much that riding without them is too dangerous for me no matter which grips I use.  Garry's list of suggestions are really good.  I have gone back and forth within Ergon and Oudry's.  Everyone has a different preferance just find a pair that works for you.

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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007, 12:01:40 PM »
Make sure to get clamp on's to avoid any twisting on the grip's part.

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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 01:29:07 PM »
Odi Rogue lockons.

 EXCELLENT grips, especially if you have at least average size hands.
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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007, 04:08:49 PM »
My Ergon Pro Grips are arriving tomorrow.. I'll let you know they work out.. I had some problems with my hand falling asleep.. not so much the grip.. the gloves take care of that.

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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007, 04:44:31 PM »
I agree with Sandpine, it doesn't matter what grip if you are not wearing gloves. I am partial to my Oury lock on grips. Nice and thick with lots of padding. ;)

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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007, 05:29:55 PM »
I am considering WTB Weirwolf grips. I recently met someone who uses them and swears by them. Just as importantly, they match my favorite tires :D



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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2007, 08:26:36 PM »
I have Oury lock-ons on my hardtail, and run Ergons w/barends on my SS and Rush. The Ergons are great for me, and now they make a smaller version for smaller hands. The Oury grips are really good, but not nearly as comfortable on longer rides. As stated above, a good set of gloves will make everything better.
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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 10:27:04 PM »
thanks all for the advice.

I've never heard of "clamp on" grips.  Can someone elaborate what those are, and if I have to buy them separately than the grips (if I decide to get a clamp on grip).

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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 10:29:24 PM »
they are grips that use a clamp on each end to secure them instead of using stiction to do it. Usually they are a little fatter around than the ones the slip on.
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Re: handlebar grips
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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2007, 10:24:10 AM »
I have these coming by FedEx today.. I'll fill you in once I have them on..I like the ability to grab on the the sides and change up my grip to help with pins and needles..

http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/grips/gc2.html

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Re: handlebar grips
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2007, 11:55:06 AM »
I have these coming by FedEx today.. I'll fill you in once I have them on..I like the ability to grab on the the sides and change up my grip to help with pins and needles..

http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/grips/gc2.html




My GC2's have arrived.. ohhh my god what a difference.  they are fantastic.  like night and day AND they clamp on the ends.  Well worth the $29.00.  See you this weekend !
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