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    ergon grips

    any old farts using the ergon grips

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    I'm not using Ergons but I do have similar lower-priced versions of them on two bikes.
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    I have a pair on my bike and I love them. No more numbness and tingling in my pinky fingers
    and the outside of my hand.

    My son was complaining that his hands were hurting when he rides his Cannondale Bad Boy,
    so I got him a pair. He tells me that since I installed the Ergons for him, his hands have stopped
    hurting when he's riding.

    I highly recommend them!

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    They work on recumbents too. Jack
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    I've had on my bike for around a year, I think and yes they do work.
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    Yup. Really like them.

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    Put them on our tandem's captain bars last year. The Captain (me) likes 'em. Would rather have a RANS Screamer, but the Ergons cost less.

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    Count me as a happy user too. Was using 1" foam pipe insulation with some success, but Ergons better. I also placed them on bar with enough room for the convention bar ends I was using, but have to tell myself to use bar end, as hands too comfortable on Ergons.
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    I have them on my hybrid and like them a lot.
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    Granted I'm 26... but I have ergons on my fsr mtb and my commuter. The one on my commuter actually has a barend built in. Can't complain.

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    I've been using them 2+ seasons now -- strongly recommended. They do precisely what it says on the tin: distribute pressure over a broader surface of the hand, consequently relieving pressure on the ulnar nerve, and reducing any "carpal tunnel" related symptoms by the wrist/forearm properly aligned. I've also found that they actually increase one's sense of 'control' on the bike. In general, if you've any hand/wrist/arm/shoulder problems which seem to be related to cycling, very much worth a try.

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    Just bought a set yesterday. We have had great success at the Bike Shop with these. I bought the Large GC2 grips, but I might order in the GR2's to put on the Paragon. They are well made and I like the way they lock on. A Good Fit for my XL Hands

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    I looked at the ergon website, but admittedly do not understand if these grips can be placed on a road bike? Thanks. Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob1 View Post
    I looked at the ergon website, but admittedly do not understand if these grips can be placed on a road bike? Thanks. Billy
    Nope; specifically designed for bikes with flat/riser bars of some configuration or other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    I'm not using Ergons but I do have similar lower-priced versions of them on two bikes.
    What are they?? Never heard of them and I am an old fart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
    What are they?? Never heard of them and I am an old fart.
    There you go (hope I did the attachment thingy correctly)
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    +1 for recommended. I've had 'em on my Trek Navigator for a couple of years, recently put another set on my wife's bike at her request. They help me a lot.

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    Might just add (for anyone who is/gets interested in these) -- make sure you try both sizes (now 'Large' and 'Small', I believe [used to be 'Ladies'/'Mens']. I, like many guys, found that the Small/Ladies size was a perfect fit for my hands -- really have to try 'em. Ergon makes this pretty easy with their display packaging. Also, you gotta play with the angle of the grip for a bit, once they're on your bike; you'll find after some patient micro-adjusting that they really do 'snap into focus' (if that makes sense) at a very specific angle (unique to each rider, I should imagine).

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    I found these at a LBS during my travels last week, and thought they would be more comfortable, this thread confirms.

    It was also pointed out by LBS that they make a shorter version for rides with grip selectors and not make mistake purchasing full length for such an arrangement.

    In home town, have not located LBS stocking, will have to obtain on-line it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
    There you go (hope I did the attachment thingy correctly)
    thanks, got it, just looked at the website too
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    Here are some of the alternatives I've seen:

    http://bicyclewarehouse.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=8539

    Bought a pair of these from Performance for $6.99 on sale for my daughter's bike. They aren't quite as nice as the Ergons, but worked reasonably well:
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5251

    And Specialized now has these, which are nice but in the same price range as Ergon:
    http://backbaybicycles.com/itemdetai...gId=39&id=7561

    I've seen knockoffs from several others in shops. Quality varies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bnelson View Post
    any old farts using the ergon grips
    I put a pair on my commuter and love 'em. My commuter has flat bars so I can sit upright and scope traffic... over the years I would get numbness in my hands when I went anything over 20 miles... The ergons have helped reduce that and frankly are quite comfortable. Prior to that the old Mushroom grips were my favorites... but I have not been able to find them for years.

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