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Old 01-21-14, 07:08 PM
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Brompton and Ergon GP2 grips

Does anyone have a Brompton and Ergon gp2 grips? Someone told me that you have to cut the grips down to fit because they are too long. If so, what did you use to cut? I am waiting for the grips to show up from Amazon, but want to prep for when they arrive. I don't want to mess up the new grips.

Thanks in advance for any input.

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I have them on my S6X. They are uncut.
I may have moved the brake levers in a few mm; but I can't say for sure.
Other bar styles may need the grip rubber cut back.
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I did a write up and step-by-step with Ergon GP1 grips a couple of years ago:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ep-with-Photos

Not quite the same as the GP2 grips, but I'm guessing close enough. I used a hacksaw to cut them down.

As a suggestion, if you want to leave some length on the grips, get a dowel or something to insert so that when you tighten the grip bolt, it clamps down uniformly. I overtightened one grip and cracked the plastic interior sleeve of the grip.

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Thank you so much Ozonation. Looks good. Your instruction and pictures make much more sense to me now. Does not seem to hard. I just want to make sure I cut them as nice as possible because I don't want the ends that I cut to look "shabby" . Thanks again.

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Originally Posted by ever1ast15
Thank you so much Ozonation. Looks good. Your instruction and pictures make much more sense to me now. Does not seem to hard. I just want to make sure I cut them as nice as possible because I don't want the ends that I cut to look "shabby" . Thanks again.

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You're welcome! Use a fine tooth hacksaw and sandpaper if you want a clean edge. Best of luck - post some pics and make us all jealous!
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I bought the shorter ones made for Double grip shifters for my M bar ..

and just filled in the space, its about 3/4", with some extra padded bar-tape ..
rather than cut down the long ones ..

Also, adding section cut from another round grip would do ..

(my thumbs still stick out past the end of the grip and to the brake lever mount,
anyhow... because of the bar end. (GP1, w/o bar end, would resolve that)

the full length one left as is would only work on an S bar .. because it's straight.

which bar the OP has is left Unsaid.

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Don't cut them, as it voids the warranty. The GP2 comes in 2 sizes and 3 configurations. You need to get the GP2 in the GripShift configuration. The size of S or L is a personal preference.



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Originally Posted by Ergon
... You need to get the GP2 in the GripShift configuration. ...
Our experience has been that most riders will want some type of "filler" to effectively lengthen the GripShift grips. Attached are some pictures of the GripShift length with Brompton pre-2013 brake levers. The filler is cut from some inexpensive rubber grips. With the newer Brompton brake levers most riders will probably want the filler to be a bit wider.



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