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    Feedback on Ergon Mag Grips ?

    Hi All,
    I've taken a gamble and ordered some Ergon Mag grips for my mtb commuter/century bike.

    When riding my hands naturally seem to land right on the outside corner where my current bar ends attach to the handlebar. I'm hoping that the one piece seamless nature of the Ergon Mags will give me a nice large flat to rest my palms on.
    I was wondering if any other riders here had any experience, good or bad, with Ergon grips in general and Ergon Mags in particular ?

    Thanks !
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    I put a set of non-bar end Ergons on. I love them. They started out on a flat bar, kept the grips, ditched the bar. They were a great improvement to the flat bar but my hand still went to sleep on it. They are now on a Nitto Albatross, and I would not think about using any other grip.

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    I've heard good things about them. They were hard to find a year ago when I considered putting them on my folder. In the end I got some better gloves, adjusted my position, and the hand problems went away so I never tried the Ergon grips. I have seen them in at least one store now, though.
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    Anybody else try these yet? I'm thinking about pushing the go button on a set, but want to be sure at $50 a pop.
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    Aha! I've been hoping this thread would pop up again, I couldn't find it using the search function (mostly I was trying variations on 'bar ends').

    I see jensonusa.com has them w/ aluminum bar-ends for $40, as opposed to magnesium for $50. I guess if you wipe out in a ditch you can't shave the aluminum ones to start a fire with to keep you going through the weekend?
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    I got mine today, <$50 w/ shipping. Triple the price of nashbar trekking bars, I guess, but I don't need to completely remove and reconfigure my brakes and shifters and then retape, so I guess I can live with it, I tell myself. I LOVED taking these things for a spin around the block. Halo effect will last an indefinite time period, so I guess I can predict that I will probably say I love them after tomorrow's commute, but I will try after that to hold back for a reasonable number of miles before saying anything further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg
    I got mine today, <$50 w/ shipping. Triple the price of nashbar trekking bars, I guess, but I don't need to completely remove and reconfigure my brakes and shifters and then retape, so I guess I can live with it, I tell myself. I LOVED taking these things for a spin around the block. Halo effect will last an indefinite time period, so I guess I can predict that I will probably say I love them after tomorrow's commute, but I will try after that to hold back for a reasonable number of miles before saying anything further.

    So? How're they working out for you?
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    I have Ergon GC2s on my Trek FX's flatbars. I love them! I never get any hand numbness or cramping.

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    Look around, I've seen them on sale from as low as $20 to usually around $30.
    I still love mine and have them on three bikes. They're great.

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    My first ride with them was a 68 mile run. I like them better than any other grip I've tried. They helped alot with hand/wrist numbness.

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