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Old 08-19-09, 06:44 AM   #1
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Questions about grips

Hi all,

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!

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Old 08-19-09, 07:19 AM   #2
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Go destructive. Take a sharp knife, and slice along the grip from the inside out. You'll only need to go through most of the grip, don't cut all the way down to the bar. Once you've made a cut, you'll probably be able to tear away the remainder of the rubber in the cut, and get the grips off.
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Old 08-19-09, 09:16 AM   #3
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don't cut up that badass magna....
try to sell it on your local craigslist for $300 like the people around here do and go buy her a hardrock!
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Old 08-19-09, 09:52 AM   #4
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those grips deserve to be cut the F up!!!

slice...N... DICE!!!

and quit being a tight ass and get her a Hardrock... $400 is all for entry level 800 times the bike the "MAGNA"
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Old 08-19-09, 12:36 PM   #5
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I'm getting a pair of these soon, they got good reviews:http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...px?ModelID=123
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+1 on the Race Face. I have them on my mountain bike. Better for larger hands as they're slightly bigger than most cylindric grips. Slightly barrel-shaped so they fit the palm.
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