My fiancée has a low-end MTB, and the handlebar grips are really uncomfortable. I'd like to replace them for her with a more comfy pair. So, questions!
- How do I get the old grips off? I couldn't find any sort of fastener holding them on, and if they're just held on by friction, I'm not sure I'll be able to get them off, except destructively. Any suggestions?
- Do I need to know the size of her specific bars (diameter, in particular) to buy new ones, or are they fairly universal?
- Any suggestions for a set of grips that would suit a casual weekend rider, are comfy, and inexpensive?
Here's a photo of the old grips. I tried holding on to them for a few minutes, and I ended up with the word "Magna" imprinted on my palm, and it hurt!