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    The problem with most of the Ergon type knock off's is that that slide on like regular grips and dont bolt on. With preasure from the rider they tend to move. Do yourself a favor and by the Ergons.
    If it looks like the $3000 bikes but costs less than a decent helmet, it probably isn't a wise investment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Milice View Post
    The problem with most of the Ergon type knock off's is that that slide on like regular grips and dont bolt on. With preasure from the rider they tend to move. Do yourself a favor and by the Ergons.
    The grips are bolt-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plutonium83 View Post
    I've come across these Ergon-like grips for a fraction of the price. I had no idea that other companies made them!

    Link [amazon.com]
    I looked at the different brands of these grips in a bike shop. Six different brands at different prices. We could hold 3 different brands to see how they fit and feel. The real cheap ones are worthless. After you hold the grips for a few minutes you see why the ERGON grips are expensive compared to the others. No question. I laid out the money for the ERGON small for the wife and the large grips for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plutonium83 View Post
    The grips are bolt-on.
    Maybe the ones from Amazon are, but trust me many of the cheap ones are not. Worked in a LBS last summer, and would have to explain the differences in them to customers.
    If it looks like the $3000 bikes but costs less than a decent helmet, it probably isn't a wise investment.


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    Last summer I went on an overnight camping/biking trip. Was 40 miles back. Regular grips on a flat bar bike.

    When I got back, my left-most 2 fingers were numb. Anything I touched with them, I could just barely feel it. Scared the crap out of me. I posted here, and everyone said it was unular nerve compression, a result of my flat grips.

    Took 2 months to heal up. Scary.

    Everyone said Ergon grips would prevent the nerve from getting compressed. So I bought a pair - unfortunately I can't say if they worked or not, as after that I mostly just took my curly bar road bike on longer trips, and for non-related reasons that bike has seen purely winter riding duties since this summer, so I can't say. But that's one of the things they help with.

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