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Yes I love 'em!
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No grips are worth that much money!
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54.05%
Only if you have a Brooks saddle to match
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13.51%
Only as a very special gift.
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18.92%
Who needs grips?
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Brooks Grips - are they worth 78 U$?

Old 01-01-07, 05:11 PM
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Brooks Grips - are they worth 78 U$?

Yes! I love 'em.
Only if you have a Brooks seat to match
Only as a gift
No grips are worth that much money!
Who needs grips?

So are these new Brooks Grips really worth the money?

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Old 01-01-07, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Stacy
Yes! I love 'em.
Only if you have a Brooks seat to match
Only as a gift
No grips are worth that much money!
Who needs grips?

So are these new Brooks Grips really worth the money?
It reminds me of the,,,, eh,,,, the old USMC knife handles. Ka-Bars, I think?....
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I heard the best thing to use to break those in is bacon fat.

Are there any pic of them on a bike?
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I think those are probably the official PR shots but here's a photo of the grip on a bike http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php/photo/35593.

They do have sort of an organic sense about them. I wonder if they feel as good as they look
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I would guess they are uncomfortable given they have nothing to stop them transmitting the road vibrations and are not cushioned. Having tried the Brooks leather tape I found the same thing and returned to the Gel variety.

It's all about the image really and invoking the old-time golden age of cycling.
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Originally Posted by Doug5150
It reminds me of the,,,, eh,,,, the old USMC knife handles. Ka-Bars, I think?....
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I have a Marbles knife w/ leather-disc handle. You would never know (I got it as a teenager and did not know for many years) that it was constructed that way. Looks smooth and shiny (of course it was like 60 yrs old when I got mine).
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There is something wrong when grips cost more than the saddle. Not to mention they are ugly as sin.
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When I asked an online Brooks dealer about those grips, he told me that he didn't think that they were up to Brooks' usual quality standards. I don't want to name the dealer because it might get him in trouble with Brooks.
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sure they look pretty cool, but $78? thats outrageous.. im not sure i would pay $20 for them.
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Only if you are a Brook's poseur.
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What would they feel like WET.
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They look neat, but aren't they a little fat? And as for price I am not in a position to critsize, sitting as I have lately on a perfectly NOS white Selle Italia Flite Ti saddle.
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I though the bar tape was outrageously expensive (but I still thanked my mom for the Xmas gift).

I'll drop the coin for the grips right after I pay off my Jones H-Bars (http://www.jonesbikes.com/update/hbar/index.html)
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Originally Posted by dobber
I though the bar tape was outrageously expensive (but I still thanked my mom for the Xmas gift).

I'll drop the coin for the grips right after I pay off my Jones H-Bars (http://www.jonesbikes.com/update/hbar/index.html)
$250 for a set of H Bars? We might need to do another poll
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I wanted a set ( I did not know the price till now) but I was afraid they were thick enough to get in the way of my thumbies so I used the leather tape. one piece did both grips.
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Short answer is no.
I received a set as a gift, and I can't get them to fit on any of my handle bars. They are too small.
I've had no success trying to fit them onto On-One Mary bars, Nitto north roads, Nitto albatross bars, and a set of flat bars, in all cases the bars were too large in diameter for the grips to fit.

They are beautiful and if they did fit would be seemingly comfortable.

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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
There is something wrong when grips cost more than the saddle. Not to mention they are ugly as sin.
+1.

Brooks B17 saddle (finest saddle ever made, in my opinion...) $67.

Why on earth do those grips cost more than a B17?
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