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Old 02-17-11, 11:37 PM   #1
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Grips

So I need some new grips, and thats something thats kinda hard to find reliable info and reviews on... I'd appreciate advice, thanks.
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Old 02-17-11, 11:48 PM   #2
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I just got a pair of Specialized Enduro grips, pretty comfy and nice looking. They were also only $10 so thats a major plus. Other than that I have some buddies who swear by those Ergon grips but they are kind of pricey.
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I run the enduro grips, work well.

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i love my ergons, but i have big hands.
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Well, it would help to know what grips you are replacing. Anything wrong with them? If you like them why not just get another pair of the same?

FWIW, I dig on the ODI lock on clamp Ruffian grips. All three bikes.
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I ran RaceFace Goodn'Evil grips on my bike for three years with little/no problem; the dual-compound grips just need the right installation to be serviceable.

That said, ODI/Lizard Skins Lock-Ons are the sheezit; have a set of North Shores on my bike (I have big hands, too), and they are PERFECT. There are quite a few designs to choose from; my 16-y-o nephew has Moabs on his bike, my daughter wants some, and as soon as he sees she has them, my 8-y-o nephew will want them, too.
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+1 to the ODI.Lizard Skins Lock Ons. I run Peatys and am more than pleased with them.
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i love my ergons, but i have big hands.
+1 These are great, but I have big hands as well. They are great because they are a larger diameter so I don't have to wrap my fingers as far around the grip.
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I recently replaced my standard Specialized Enduro grips (the ones that came with the bike) with the Specialized Body Geometry ergonomic grips. They're much better insofar as my hands don't go numb anywhere near as fast as they used to (I suspect I need a slight readjustment of the grips) but from what I gather they're not so great for downhill stuff. I don't do fast technical descents so that's not a problem for me.
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I use ESI Chunky grips and really like their grip and cushioning.

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/re...grips_673.html
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I have the stock DB grips, and they're just fallin apart. What are lock-ons? Can they be run on any bars? I have pretty small hands too I'd say, i don't think thick grips would be adviseable.
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Lock-ons are exactly what they sound like: grips that come with a collar that locks the grip on the bar. They're a little more expensive, but they don't spin and they're easy to put on and take off.

I have small hands too, and like the ODI Ruffian and Yeti. Ruffian is a really nice narrow grip that fits perfectly in my hand. Yeti has a padded logo on it for your palm, and little logos for your fingers to grip. The grip I like better out of the two of them tends to be the one on the bike I rode last, and remains my favorite until I ride a bike with the other grip. That means that currently the Ruffian is my top pick, though I'm unsure of how long that will last.
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Ruffian is my favorite too. In the dead of summer I'll run ODI rouges and go gloveless.
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I won't go with any grips that do not have an ergo shape. I like the feeling of resting the fleshy part of my thumb area on the ergo grips. Plus ergo grips tend to be larger around then regular grips.
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I've used Ourys for years and never had a reason to switch. They do suck a little bit without gloves since get rubber all over your hands, which makes me wonder why they're so popular for the urban fixie crowd.

I'd like to try out ergons if I get more into endurance stuff but I don't know how well I'd like them in anything technical. They do make race versions which are a bit smaller.
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FWIW, I hate any kind of ergonomic grips. They're made for one hand position. When I ride, my body position changes, and my hands change along with it, so my hands are never over the part they're supposed to be. If you have big hands, check out the ODI Rogue or Ourys or something.
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I use ESI Chunky grips and really like their grip and cushioning.

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/re...grips_673.html
Yep. Chunky or Racers Edge depending on hand size/grip diameter preferences.
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