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Old 11-05-21, 07:39 PM
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hi there how comfy are foam grips thinking of buying some but jut want to know how comfy they are. thank you.
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Old 11-05-21, 10:00 PM
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I've never used foam grips but I think I'd avoid them. Besides sounding completely not durable, as with most things cycling you want the equipment to fit you. Using padding to make that happen isn't usually a great solution. Best bet is go to a LBS and put your hands on all the grips and find something that fits your hands. I'd suggest looking at the Ergon line of grips. I have some and they are very good.
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Old 11-05-21, 11:36 PM
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Not bad if you're just looking for something cheap to replace with and only ride occasionally. Really depends on the foam as well. Older style open foam grips were usually fairly basic and could break down quickly compared to a rubber grip or get kind of hard and crunchy if low use and got old. They weren't all that comfortable but also not typically uncomfortable. Newer, high density foam can be quite nice, still not quite as durable as rubber but often more cushioning for the same thickness as they are less dense then rubber. When wet they're also more prone to moving on the bars. But very good vibration dampening. Up side to rubber is that you can get better shaped grips for even more comfort but at still greater cost. For a low use hybrid, wouldn't hesitate to get a high density foam, for higher mileage I'd spend more.
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Old 11-06-21, 07:49 PM
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Ergon GP grips.. biokork, awesome grips.
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Old 11-07-21, 01:40 PM
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okay will go tomorrow to lbs and look at there grips because the one on my hybrid are off my mountain bike and i just do not like them.
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Old 11-11-21, 06:03 PM
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put on ergon GA3 comfort lock grips and just the little i have rode the bike i can tell its made a difference m wrist and hands don't go numb.
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I recently purchased new grips for a from-parts hybrid Motobecane bicycle that included PRUNUS Bike Grips Rubber Ergonomic Antislip Handlebar Grips (Amazon, $17.99). They have a flat palm rest that I find very comfortable and you adjust the angle to what suits you the best. More long lasting than foam. They also have a right angle bar at the end of each grip that protects your hands or brake levers in case of crash, not that I am planning that. I have Carpometacarpal syndrome (pain at the base of the thumb) from osteoarthritis and these help. Good luck.
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Old 11-23-21, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Russ Roth View Post
...For a low use hybrid, wouldn't hesitate to get a high density foam, for higher mileage I'd spend more.
Doesn't anyone use padded gloves anymore? I've always found a good solid grip coupled with a well padded glove to be fine...
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Old 11-23-21, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by eatontkd View Post
Doesn't anyone use padded gloves anymore? I've always found a good solid grip coupled with a well padded glove to be fine...
Only when the weather is cold, usually I find them uncomfortable, don't like the reduced feeling of grip, and typically can't be bothered looking for a pair since the kids scatter them. Personally I will always wrap or install grips on the basis of what I'm comfortable with for just hopping on the bike and riding. If I need gloves to make it comfortable then I take the time to fix the bike to what it should be.
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Old 11-25-21, 07:42 PM
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I had ESI Extra Chunky on a Soma Sparrow handlebar for a couple of years and they were ok. Very hard to install and remove though.
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Originally Posted by bmwpowere36m3 View Post
Ergon GP grips.. biokork, awesome grips.
Totally agree! I had minor wrist discomfort with round grips till I found a used pair of GP2 (minimal horns). The support is phenomenal, discomfort gone, control improved, and alt positions appreciated Had them for at least 4 years and don't know how many years with previous owner. Just now showing minor wear and endured a couple of spills with only nominal scraping to the end caps.

Even new, they are in the $30 range and WELL WORTH the price!
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