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    New Grips?

    I need new grips...right ow I have the Kona Jack**** Grips. I just want something similar, but maybe a bit less grippy since I wear gloves and most of my riding is on road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    I need new grips...right ow I have the Kona Jack**** Grips. I just want something similar, but maybe a bit less grippy since I wear gloves and most of my riding is on road.
    Have you tried the specialized body geometry grips?
    They're pretty smooth and ovalized, I really like them. Provides a nice wide platform for your hands.

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    Wait 'till it warms up and you sweat through the palms of your gloves. You'll be wanting those grips back.

    Trust me on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    Wait 'till it warms up and you sweat through the palms of your gloves. You'll be wanting those grips back.

    Trust me on this.
    what do you mean...sorry this is my first grip replacement ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    what do you mean...sorry this is my first grip replacement ever.
    Smooth grips get REAL slick with sweat. The specialized grips use some kinda rubber that actually gets tacky when wet, so it's not that much of a problem.

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    Ahh! Gotcha. I have yet to ride in the summer...I got my bike 5 months ago and I have yet to see a day above 70 yet.
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    Hehehe... wait till it's 100 degrees out, you'll be wearing skin tight wicking lycra just like everyone else.

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    My Sirrus came with those specialized grips. They seem prety nice. I havent tried them much with bare hands but when I did they have a nice sticky gripy feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Hehehe... wait till it's 100 degrees out, you'll be wearing skin tight wicking lycra just like everyone else.
    I'm hoping that by summer time I'll have lose enough weight to fit into the biggest wicking layer that start makes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    I need new grips...right ow I have the Kona Jack**** Grips. I just want something similar, but maybe a bit less grippy since I wear gloves and most of my riding is on road.
    Less grippy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Less grippy?
    something without such a rigid pattern. more of a smooth grip
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    Race Face Good 'n' Evil grips are where it's at. Not much fun installing or removing them, but they're pretty smooth yet delightfully tacky.

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    Try these "ergon" grips. They are sooooo comfortable.

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