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Ergon GC-1

Old 04-20-24, 05:33 PM
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Ergon GC-1

These came up in a thread on the Hybrid Bikes forum. Just picked them up today for my Big Dummy. I havenít dialed in their position yet; just did a quick install at the bike shop. The improvement was immediately noticeable. I just had basic Oury grips previously. Iíll have to spend some more time riding and probably adjusting them a bit too know for V sure, but I think ordering these will be the right value choice for me versus buying the new bars I was thinking of.

Ergon GC-1 on Velo-Orange Tourist bar

Ergon GC-1 on Velo-Orange Tourist bar
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Ergon's aren't really made for sweeps like that.

I'm looking at that stem riser extension and I don't think a bar swap can help when you possibly need a bigger bike.
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Originally Posted by soyabean
Ergon's aren't really made for sweeps like that.

I'm looking at that stem riser extension and I don't think a bar swap can help when you possibly need a bigger bike.
The Ergon GC-1s are actually designed for sweptback bars. A lot of people seem to miss them for some reason or just don't understand them but they are a dream for that sweptback bars. I have 3 sets of them on sweptback bars and wouldn't do anything else.
https://www.ergonbike.com/en/product...=42410010&s=gc
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Originally Posted by soyabean
Ergon's aren't really made for sweeps like that.

I'm looking at that stem riser extension and I don't think a bar swap can help when you possibly need a bigger bike.
Yes, these ones (GC-1) are made precisely for "sweeps like that."
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Originally Posted by soyabean
Ergon's aren't really made for sweeps like that.

I'm looking at that stem riser extension and I don't think a bar swap can help when you possibly need a bigger bike.
Itís an uncut steerer, but yes, I could have done with a bigger size. It has worked pretty well with an almost upright position. The problem Iím trying to fix with these is wrist discomfort. Itís a pretty forgiving frame (Surly Big Dummy). Only 4 sizes offered, which is 3 more than most cargo bikes.
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I've been using Ergons since the originals.
Thought the price was high... but I've had them for 15 years, kinda worth it.

Outlasted 2 bikes.

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My Co-Motion Pangea Rohloff

There is a few years between these pictures but the ergons are great.
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When I converted the drops to flat-bar setup (on my Road bike), the used bar/stem/levers combo came with Ergon grips.
I believe they're GC1's. I like!

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Originally Posted by soyabean
Ergon's aren't really made for sweeps like that.

I'm looking at that stem riser extension and I don't think a bar swap can help when you possibly need a bigger bike.
Not to sound harsh but you should maybe start verifying your info before offering advice. You seem to give out a fair amount of incorrect info. These grips are in fact made for a swept bar, and cargo bikes like this one tend to have a lot of adjustability of fit built in, including a long steerer.
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