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Old 08-18-16, 05:16 PM
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Ergons, Bar Ends and Rear View Mirrors...

I want to replace my current grips with, as the thread title suggests, Ergon grips, Bar Ends and a Rear View Mirror. I saw a video that looked like what I wanted but it was older and I assume before the bar ends were more integrated into the grip and there was a hole in the end for a rear view mirror.

I've searched quite a bit but have just ended up confused with the choices. Does anyone have a definitive size, model, style etc. of an Ergon grip that has bar ends and will fit a rear view mirror?

BTW they will go on my new Giant Tough Road SLR1.

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I have installed Mirrocycle mirrors on 2 of my wife's bikes with Ergon grips with the horns. I just drilled through the end and used a longer screw with extra washers. It was quite simple. She has one on her touring bike.
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Originally Posted by LHawes View Post
I want to replace my current grips with, as the thread title suggests, Ergon grips, Bar Ends and a Rear View Mirror. I saw a video that looked like what I wanted but it was older and I assume before the bar ends were more integrated into the grip and there was a hole in the end for a rear view mirror.

I've searched quite a bit but have just ended up confused with the choices. Does anyone have a definitive size, model, style etc. of an Ergon grip that has bar ends and will fit a rear view mirror?

BTW they will go on my new Giant Tough Road SLR1.

Thank you

It seems like Ergon has now updated all their grips so that a bar end mirror can be installed, as that is what it looks like from their website, as some of their grips from a few years ago, didn't have bar end caps on them, and one clearly couldn't install a mirror in them.


From their website, I noticed the following, where the only differences appear to be the length of the bar end(excluding their BioKork versions)




GP2
https://www.ergon-bike.com/en/product.html?a=griffe#gpmtb-42410028


GP3
https://www.ergon-bike.com/en/product.html?a=griffe#gpmtb-42410036


GP3 BioKork
https://www.ergon-bike.com/en/product.html?a=griffe#gpmtb-42410038


GP4
https://www.ergon-bike.com/en/product.html?a=griffe#gptouring-42410065


GP5
https://www.ergon-bike.com/en/product.html?a=griffe#gptouring-42410075


GP5 BioKork
https://www.ergon-bike.com/en/product.html?a=griffe#gptouring-42410076


I honestly don't know which of the above I would get,(well I would avoid the BioKork models because I don't like the look of them), but you could also get the base model without bar ends and buy third party bar ends that you could put at the end of your grips, or perhaps on the inside of your grips.


Anyway, for mirrors, I have and am very happy with my Mirrycle Mirror(I also have GP1 grips) and that seems to be the one that most people recommend.


Some Ergon grips from Universal Cycles


Ergon GP2 Grips


Ergon GP3 Grips


Ergon GP4 Grips


Ergon GP5 Grips




With the above Ergon Grips, double check before ordering that they are the newer version with the removable bar end caps.


I initially went to Chain Reactions site and they only had one new model and appeared to be selling the old versions without a removable bar end cap.


Here is an example of what the old models looked like without the removable bar end cap.






Mirrycle Mirror from Universal Cycles


Mirrycle Mountain Handlebar Mirror
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Old 08-18-16, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
I have installed Mirrocycle mirrors on 2 of my wife's bikes with Ergon grips with the horns. I just drilled through the end and used a longer screw with extra washers. It was quite simple. She has one on her touring bike.
Thanks Tom,

I hate being so dense but here's the dilemma. I want to get some Ergon GP3's but I can't see a way to drill out the end to fit my Cat Eye Mirror nor can I find an Ergon grip that looks like drilling out the end is an option.

Does anyone have a model number that they have done this with? Or installed a mirror with the bar ends? Which model (Ergon and Mirror) did you use?

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-18-16, 07:28 PM
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I just saw your post Colonel and will explore those options.

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Old 08-18-16, 07:54 PM
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Done and dusted Colonel. Ordered the GP3 and the mountain mirror, thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by LHawes View Post
Done and dusted Colonel. Ordered the GP3 and the mountain mirror, thanks for the help.

Did you order the small or large version?


I have the large version and even if I had smaller hands, I can't see how the large still wouldn't work well for me.


BTW, if you already have the Cateye Mirror you linked to, I can't see why that wouldn't work with those grips.
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I have the Ergon grips in my hybrid. They have end caps. The problem is that the larger diameter mirrors like the Cateye (I have this too) have an interference problem with the bar ends. I cannot find a useful position for the mirror that does not have interference problems. This is because the stem of the Cateye is too short.

I used to have a Mirycycle but this design with the set screws eventually failed. However, the Mirycycle design will work with no interference problems for all hand positions using Ergon grips.
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Old 08-21-16, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Did you order the small or large version?


I have the large version and even if I had smaller hands, I can't see how the large still wouldn't work well for me.


BTW, if you already have the Cateye Mirror you linked to, I can't see why that wouldn't work with those grips.
Small size but no particular reason other than I read that the large were for very large hands. Would have loved to see them both side by side but no such opportunity.

The CatEye doesn't have near the varied positions of the Mountain Mirror, and my CayEye was pretty beat.
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I just use a hammer on the ends of hand grips. The handlebar cuts a perfect hole in the end of the grip for you to install a mirror.
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Got the Ergonomic grips and my mirror was no problem putting on.
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I just use a hammer on the ends of hand grips. The handlebar cuts a perfect hole in the end of the grip for you to install a mirror.
A mallet will cause less damage to the bars....
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I just saw this thread while searching for something else so coming in a little late here. I'm using a CatEye BM-45 mirror with the latest Ergon GP5 grips. I just installed the mirror today but so far it's working great. I like it better than the Mirrycle which I had earlier.
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I just saw this thread while searching for something else so coming in a little late here. I'm using a CatEye BM-45 mirror with the latest Ergon GP5 grips. I just installed the mirror today but so far it's working great. I like it better than the Mirrycle which I had earlier.
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