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Old 04-21-15, 05:49 PM
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Grips or Gloves

I recently picked up a new bike (Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er) the grips are a brutal diamond/hatch pattern. I have Mechanixwear gloves that are ok but with the heat here in AZ I am looking for recommendations for either better grips so I can forgo the gloves or some gloves that are well ventilated. If there is any other recommendations for fixing the grips a different way I am always open to ideas as well.
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I really like these, from Specialized Specialized Bicycle Components
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Just pick up a pair of regular ol' cycling gloves and see how that fixes you up.
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You seem to have issue with both, so my personal vote would be both. I'm a fan of Ergon's grips with integrated bar ends, but try a couple different grips at your LBS and see what you like. Ditto for gloves
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I "borrowed" some generic cheap ergonomic grips my wife had on her old mountain bike along with my gloves and the combo works well for me.

These are the gloves

Amazon.com : Louis Garneau - 12C Air Gel Gloves, Size: XX-Large, Color: Black : Cycling Gloves : Sports & Outdoors
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Originally Posted by ChrisZog
I "borrowed" some generic cheap ergonomic grips my wife had on her old mountain bike along with my gloves and the combo works well for me.

These are the gloves

Amazon.com : Louis Garneau - 12C Air Gel Gloves, Size: XX-Large, Color: Black : Cycling Gloves : Sports & Outdoors

Thanks for the link Chris.. I have been looking for XXL gloves but haven't found any locally.. and haven't been impressed with the ones on ebay.. hadn't looked on Amazon yet. I did go and check out the Specialized Enduro XL grips which I really like.. may have to pick up a pair of those first as I am not a fan of wearing gloves except to work on stuff.
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I like vintage style gloves with leather palms, and crocheted back.

Cycling Gloves Natural Cotton Crochet Leather biking glove
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Yup, for big time heat the old style yarn-back gloves can't be beat. I get the cheap ones from Nashbar.
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Originally Posted by Troggie
I recently picked up a new bike (Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er) the grips are a brutal diamond/hatch pattern. I have Mechanixwear gloves that are ok but with the heat here in AZ I am looking for recommendations for either better grips so I can forgo the gloves or some gloves that are well ventilated. If there is any other recommendations for fixing the grips a different way I am always open to ideas as well.
I have these on my mountain bike:

https://www.amazon.com/Rogue-Bicycle-...ords=odi+rogue

I'm not a big fan of these "ergonomic" grips. These ones IMHO have the right amount of "squish", air channels and are easy to mount/remove thanks to the lock ring fitting.
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin
I like vintage style gloves with leather palms, and crocheted back.

Cycling Gloves Natural Cotton Crochet Leather biking glove
I got some similar gloves: Performance Crochet Gloves.

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The Specialized Ergonomic grips are made of slightly softer material than the Ergons, They are kinder to bare hands, and still offer significant support. I like them better than Ergons, and I have both. If you want unobtrusive bar ends, pick up a set of their P2 bar ends.

Another plus, the Specialized grip clamps are on the inside, away from where your hands go. And they come in colors, if you care for that!
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I always wear gloves. If I ever come off my bike, I would rather have a glove skidding down the pavement instead of the palm of my hand
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Originally Posted by crazyb
I always wear gloves. If I ever come off my bike, I would rather have a glove skidding down the pavement instead of the palm of my hand
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I think of them as more of a safety item than comfort item.

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Originally Posted by crazyb
I always wear gloves. If I ever come off my bike, I would rather have a glove skidding down the pavement instead of the palm of my hand
Yeah that thought has crossed my mind as well. With starting to do more trail rides with Cactus and large sharp stones I may end up going both routes.. get the grips for my slow rolls with the family around the neighborhood and the gloves for when I am riding on trails or long distances on the road as protective gear.
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I like big blocks on my grips.

Oury Lock-on Bonus Pack Grips & Lockrings from BikeBling.com

I use thin gloves, like fox for the MTB.

Fox Ranger Glove from Bike Bling
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Aside from comfort benefits, gloves can be used to wipe glass from tires before imbedding and causing a flat. I just wipe with a wide open palm the tires while riding...it does tend to wear out the gloves a bit.

I frequently wipe the tires and always after going thru a dirty intersection. If I am forced to ride thru glass and not on a group ride, I stop and check the tires for glass shards.
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