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Old 10-01-07, 06:36 AM   #1
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Hybrid bike grips needed

I hope this is the correct forum but I couldn't find one specifically for equipment.

I need a new set of grips for my Giant Nutra hybrid bike. The original soft rubber ones are splitting. I looked online but there are 1000 different grips available. Can anyone suggest a pair of grips that will be comfortable for long rides yet long lasting?

I was also wondering if maybe I should just tape the old ones with grip tape but that would be more of a patch solution than a fix and comfort is questionable if I do that.

Any suggestions?

Also it would be nice if there were a specific hybrid bike section on this forum since there are a ton of hybrid bike riders around.
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Old 10-04-07, 11:07 AM   #2
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See Specialized

Check out the Specialized web site, or better yet, a dealer near you. I absolutely love their Body Geometry Comfort Grips!!! These are the only grips I use now. They come in two sizes, which include a shorter variety for those with twist shifters. They also make a women's specific grip for those with smaller hands. The new ones lock on, and can be adjusted much easier.

I've also heard some great things about the Ergon grips. See: http://www.ergon-bike.com/en/grips/index.html

The Ergon grips are usually available on eBay for reasonable pricing.

Good luck!
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I'd say give your LBS a try. The usually have a "bargain bin" with things like cheap grips. And if not, they're not usually very much new anyway. Plus you can feel them first before you buy.

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I'd say give your LBS a try. The usually have a "bargain bin" with things like cheap grips. And if not, they're not usually very much new anyway. Plus you can feel them first before you buy.

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Old 10-06-07, 05:41 PM   #5
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What are the lockable grips I am reading about. I understand they are not supposed to turn on the bar but how do they do that?
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I've also heard some great things about the Ergon grips. See: http://www.ergon-bike.com/en/grips/index.html

The Ergon grips are usually available on eBay for reasonable pricing.

Good luck!
I love my Ergons. They're shaped perfectly for riding after you've spent the day at a computer.
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Check out the Specialized web site, or better yet, a dealer near you. I absolutely love their Body Geometry Comfort Grips!!! These are the only grips I use now. They come in two sizes, which include a shorter variety for those with twist shifters. They also make a women's specific grip for those with smaller hands. The new ones lock on, and can be adjusted much easier.

I've also heard some great things about the Ergon grips. See: http://www.ergon-bike.com/en/grips/index.html

The Ergon grips are usually available on eBay for reasonable pricing.

Good luck!
Do these grips have an open end that I can mount my Myrrycle bar end mirror? I would hate to have to cut out the end of such a nice grip.

The Specialized grips are sweet looking. I will check them out if I can find a store that sells them.
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I'd say give your LBS a try.
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Do these grips have an open end that I can mount my Myrrycle bar end mirror? I would hate to have to cut out the end of such a nice grip.

The Specialized grips are sweet looking. I will check them out if I can find a store that sells them.
The new grips do have a plug that goes in the end of the bar. That way you can put a bar end mirror in without having to cut them. However, make sure you are getting the version that comes with those plugs.

As for how they "lock." They have a screw with an allen head in the end (2.5mm, I believe) that you tighten down into the handlebar itself. It is hard to explain, but they are pretty slick.

Also, you can order them directly from Specialized on their web site!
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Grip-tek has some great foam hand grips. Check them out online. Don't leave the dash out of the name, or you won't find it. You may have to do a little fitting, but a bench grinder and a hacksaw or miter saw will do just fine. bk
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http://www.grip-tek.com/

http://www.gripworks.com/

http://www.grabongrips.com/index.php...9b0fb7d5458ae9

Can always head down to the local lawn mower shop and buy foam or rubber grips there. They come in different lengths, thicknesses, and inner diameters.
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