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Old 04-05-10, 09:17 AM   #1
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Longest track grip?

I want to try out track grips and I see the longest are the Strong V's at 17.5 cm.

Does anybody know of a longer grip?
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Old 04-05-10, 12:11 PM   #2
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http://www.fyxation.com/blog/get-a-g...nd-track-grips

Sorry but the new Fyxation Track Grips are the same length.
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Old 04-05-10, 12:28 PM   #3
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I'm in the same boat. Can't find any longer than 17.5cm, and they are simply too short, covering less than 1/2 of the front bend. I just tape my bars.
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Yea for some reason I feel like I've seen some that are super long.

I even looked into one of those long tube BMX cut-yourself types, but I think I want an actual track grip.

My buddy at the LBS tells me they're out there, and not champs or somas. She's calling EAI to see if they know of any.
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These are just a smidge longer.
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ESI road grips

http://www.esigrips.com/Silicone_Road_Grips.htm
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I was looking for the same thing yesterday. Weird.
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Those remind me of sausages... haha
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$51 sausages.

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$51 sausages.
They must be NJS.
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"New Jack Sausages"

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Yummy!
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Those ESI grips are actually two pieces 8 5/8 + 7 9/16

I have the ESI standard grips on my MTB. Best MTB grips I've ever used. Super grippy with or without gloves and very light weight. No clamps necessary. They stay put without a hint of twist or slide. Only issue is they will tear in a a crash fairly easily.

I'd almost think they'd be too grippy for road bars. I want my tape to have grip but I also want to easily slide from one hand position to the next without having to totally release the bars.
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$51 sausages.
Must be from Abe's

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That ESI road grips site reminds me of the powercranks site.
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Yeah, like it was made using WebTV circa 1998.
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NECROBUMP

I was also searching for long grips and came across this. Did you find any suitable ones?

Those Strong V / Strong X grips look nice. I'm tempted to get a pair
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I was also searching for long grips and came across this. Did you find any suitable ones?

Those Strong V / Strong X grips look nice. I'm tempted to get a pair
They aren'y really that comfy, and overpriced IMO. These look nice and cheap:

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...rips&scoring=p
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i was also literally just looking up info between taping or using the grips.

anyone have pros/cons besides length? sorry to hijack.
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origin 8 makes 340mm black and white grips

http://www.biking.com/buy-bike-acces...ck-grips4.html
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I ended up with the Soyo long grips. Pretty decent I guess.

Tape is better. Not only that, but after I got the grips on I decided my stem is too long. FML.
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What are the advantages over tape vs. grips, or the other way around? Besides the obvious that grips are easier to put on.
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No way man, tape is much easier than grips. With the soyos you literally have to coat the inside of the grip and the bar w hairspray and work FAST. I also let em soak in hot water for a while too.

Grips are super sticky and available in different thicknesses for additional cushioning which is nice, and they're more resilient than tape in crashes. But tape lets you slide your hands around for quick, non-sketchy grip changes, is usually way more padded, and generally much more available. Plus it's long so you can cover much more area on the bars.
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I ended up with the Soyo long grips. Pretty decent I guess.

Tape is better. Not only that, but after I got the grips on I decided my stem is too long. FML.
I hear that. I also need a shorter stem. I found a dirt cheap Thomson X2 on ebay as a replacement, but the length difference is so small (1 mm) that I'm sure it won't even make a difference.

Good thing it only cost me $35. If it doesn't work out I can easily sell it and get some small profit out of it.

sorry for the quick threadjack, but it was somewhat related.

I do like riding in the drops. Sometimes a bit more than at the tops or the imaginary "hoods". I'd been doing it less often lately because of my long stem. Felt a bit too unnatural. Need to tighten up the cockpit to be able to pull it off comfortably. Once I sort out the stem thing, I'll be riding a lot more in the drops and it might make sense to have track grips
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If you're still after some longo grips, I just spotted these at Prolly's blog.

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