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Old 06-17-14, 09:11 AM   #76
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@Jaeger99 What grips are those that you have on the black and red 7.2? Also what bag do you have on it?
The grips are Giant ErgoMax: Connect Ergo Max Plus Lock-On Grips (Grips) - Bike Gear | Giant Bicycles | United States



Saddle bag is a Topeak - I forget which exact model.
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Old 06-17-14, 09:13 AM   #77
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Is the bar end big enough to be able to hold onto? I was looking at ergon grips like this and it just doesn't look big enough.
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Old 06-17-14, 09:20 AM   #78
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^^^ Absolutely - but you're not so much gripping the bar end with full palm and all four fingers, as you are hooking your thumb and first two fingers around it, with the heel of your thumb resting on the base of the grip. If that makes any sense. It sort of approximates the hand position when you are on the hoods of a drop bar bike.
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Old 06-17-14, 09:33 AM   #79
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I too am ready to get bar ends for my Trek, a 7.3 in my case. I ordered the bar end adapters for the isozone bars from Bontrager. LBS says the Cane Creek Ergo Control II is a good one, anyone try it?
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I too am ready to get bar ends for my Trek, a 7.3 in my case. I ordered the bar end adapters for the isozone bars from Bontrager. LBS says the Cane Creek Ergo Control II is a good one, anyone try it?
I haven't tried them myself, but they sure look nice. I like the shape where the near ends stick out as well as the far ends. Maybe I should buy them for my own Trek FX.
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Old 06-18-14, 05:42 AM   #81
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So I've got about $80 left. I'd it with it to get the stand below & an affordable chain cleaning kit? Or are the chain cleaning kits gimmicks, do it by hand?

This stand has pretty good reviews
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0085ADXP6/...I1ZZV50O3E9ACZ
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Old 06-18-14, 06:06 AM   #82
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Those Giant grips are very similar to the Ergon GP2 grips I've had on my Fuji Absolute for about a week. Honestly, that upgrade has been a great addition to the bike.
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Those Giant grips are very similar to the Ergon GP2 grips I've had on my Fuji Absolute for about a week. Honestly, that upgrade has been a great addition to the bike.
The Ergons are very nice as well. This type of grip upgrade is money well spent, IMO.
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Do the chain by hand. Less mess.
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So I've got about $80 left. I'd it with it to get the stand below & an affordable chain cleaning kit? Or are the chain cleaning kits gimmicks, do it by hand?
I use a chain cleaning kit like this:

Park Tool Co. CG-2.2 : Chain Gang Cleaning System : Cleaning & Lube

Works great, no mess, less fuss..
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I didn't read the whole thread so I apologize if some of these have been mentioned, but I would suggest SPD pedals and shoes (this will probably eat up most of the $200).

For my 7.2 FX I also changed the tires to 28mm so I can run at 110psi, added bar ends, a saddle bag w/ spare tube, and rain guards for commuting. If I could only have one upgrade it would be the SPDs, hands down.
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