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Old 05-18-14, 01:28 AM   #1
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Ergon GP3 / GP4 / GP5 grips & bar-ends on Dahon Mu Uno?

I'm trying to get a some extra reach via those bar-ends with a slightly more racy riding position. I may extend the bars outwards with an aber hallo or something similar at this point.

GP3:



GP4:



GP5:



More details here: ERGON BIKE ERGONOMICS

My questions is to those who have seen or used any of these:

- Which ones suit my bike best given my needs? (Ps I'm thinking maybe GP5 at the mo)

- Any issues re: folding the bike with these attached?

Thanks.
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Old 05-18-14, 07:55 AM   #2
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I'm trying to get a some extra reach via those bar-ends with a slightly more racy riding position. I may extend the bars outwards with an aber hallo or something similar at this point.

GP3:



GP4:



GP5:



More details here: ERGON BIKE ERGONOMICS

My questions is to those who have seen or used any of these:

- Which ones suit my bike best given my needs? (Ps I'm thinking maybe GP5 at the mo)

- Any issues re: folding the bike with these attached?

Thanks.
I've ridden the GP5 on my flat bar Airnimal Chameloen for a few years.. those are terrific grips and I like them a lot .. you might want to do a mock up with cardboard or something to give you an idea about the fold.. probably have to rotate the handlebar via the q/r during fold, but maybe not depending on the angle you set the GP5 ..
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Tried the 5 in my Brompton , wouldn't fold right.* I now use the GR3 .. It works .

* unless bolt loosened and grip turned ..



so 2 people ... but not owners of the same bike, as yours..
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I've ridden the GP5 on my flat bar Airnimal Chameloen for a few years.. those are terrific grips and I like them a lot .. you might want to do a mock up with cardboard or something to give you an idea about the fold.. probably have to rotate the handlebar via the q/r during fold, but maybe not depending on the angle you set the GP5 ..
Thanks Bruce. Getting them all delivered to a local store. Going to take my bike along and try them all out as much as is possible and then buying the ones that suit. Reckon GP5 would look awesome on my bike :-)
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Tried the 5 in my Brompton , wouldn't fold right.* I now use the GR3 .. It works .

* unless bolt loosened and grip turned ..


so 2 people ... but not owners of the same bike, as yours..
Useful to know. Thanks ;-)
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the 5 is a full fist grip on the bar end & the bolt is bigger , torque spec 8 Nm.

I had to use the shorter Grip Shift GR3 version in the Brompton M bars .. then filled in the gap left, with bar tape.

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Old 05-19-14, 09:11 PM   #7
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the 5 is a full fist grip on the bar end & the bolt is bigger , torque spec 8 Nm.

I had to use the shorter Grip Shift GR3 version in the Brompton M bars .. then filled in the gap left, with bar tape.
I'm using the GP2 on my Brompton and it's less than half an inch (or mere mms) from the ground. I'm hard-pressed to imagine a GR3 not pressing against the floor post-fold. Umm, unless you use a S-type?
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at least it doesn't hit the front wheel rim.
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with the GP5 I can tell you there will be a problem already since your bike is a dahon mu uno the handlebars are inbetween the wheels. And if you don't like to quick release and rotate your handlebars everytime you fold, it'll feel like a hassle but not doing so the bar ends will be stuck in your spokes which would make wheeling the bike around next or impossible.
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Old 05-20-14, 06:01 PM   #10
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Tried out various Ergon GP's. Bought GP4 (small). Perfect! Written about them here:

My 1st Folder: Dahon Mu Uno ('14) - Watching it evolve

Thanks for all the advice.
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