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Ergon Grips - they rock!!

post #1 of 11
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Kinda of product endorsement. that noone is paying for me to say.

 

Been using them on my SS since last fall and bought a pair for my Geared bike and I am thoughly impressed.

 

Most comfortable grip on the market IMO. Your hands will be less tired, you will be able to ride longer with less hand pain. For Anyone with MTB bars you need to try these out.

 

these can be had for less than 30 bucks most places

 

http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/product/gp1

 

a bonus is that they lock on and make other shifter/brake repairs/swaps much easier to preform.

 

 

post #2 of 11

FWIW, my brother in law just picked up a pair of those after trying them on a friend's bike and really likes them so far.  He's said that they do make a huge difference in comfort.

post #3 of 11

I might just have to try these.....I get lots of pain in my hands on my MTB from bearing down.

post #4 of 11

 

I tried 'em, and returned them.  Felt great in the shop, but not so good riding.

 

Just not right for a retro-grouch.

 

Plus my eternally numb left hand was worse with them.

post #5 of 11

I saw them in the shop, but I thought they were for the casual rider.  

 

I'll probably try a pair based on Bush's recommendation. He tells it straight, and noone didn't pay me to say that.

post #6 of 11

I never liked them. I don't know why, they just feel weird for me. As far as hand pain goes, this has a lot to do with proper position on bike. If you get your bike set up proper way, there's no hand pain, even after few hours ride. But I agree, sometimes bike geometry just doesn't fit, so no fitting helps, and handles like this might actually help.

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 As far as hand pain goes, this has a lot to do with proper position on bike. If you get your bike set up proper way, there's no hand pain, even after few hours ride.


Typical epic comment.... hand pain is a result of not knowing how to set up a bike properly.
 

 

Maybe Primoz can fit my car to me too.  My left hand goes numb driving, just like it does biking.  Actually, some of us know what we're doing, we're just dealing with chronic degeneration which comes with age.

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Typical epic comment.... hand pain is a result of not knowing how to set up a bike properly.


Beats the other ‘typical’  (epic?) one: hand pressure is a result of not having it in the legs and abdomen anymore.   

 

 

post #9 of 11

That sure applies to saddles.  I can't believe some of the old saddles which were comfortable back when there was less weight bearing down and more pedal pressure pushing up!

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Maybe Primoz can fit my car to me too.

Sure thing... send it over here. But just one question, since I'm obviously completely wrong about this... if this has nothing to do with bike geometry and bike setup, how come I get constant pain in hand with one of mine older bikes, even if I got out just for hour, and I never have this problems with my current mtb, even after 3 or 4h rides? Oh yeah... grips are same on both bikes, so I agree it has to be something about grips.

 

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Sure thing... send it over here. But just one question, since I'm obviously completely wrong about this... if this has nothing to do with bike geometry and bike setup, how come I get constant pain in hand with one of mine older bikes, even if I got out just for hour, and I never have this problems with my current mtb, even after 3 or 4h rides? Oh yeah... grips are same on both bikes, so I agree it has to be something about grips.

 

 

 

Sorry to dump on you Primoz.....I agree, bike fit can be a big factor.  If I use too short of a stem my wrists will hurt, but with a longer fit they are fine.  I just objected to the idea that if Bushslapper's hands hurt that his bike must not fit .  He obviously knows a whole lot about bikes probably has his position pretty well worked out.  Many of us have our bikes set up "properly", but still find our necks, backs, hands, butts, wrists etc. can hurt from time to time.  We appreciate good ideas,,,those grips work for him and are worth a try.  If you've zoned your hand pain down to position, great.

 

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