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What kind of grips do you guys use?

Old 01-22-10, 02:05 PM
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What kind of grips do you guys use?

What are the best brands for grips out there to use with a riser? any experience on what grip is best/most comfortable? overall performance? brands and models? any recommendations would help. best place to buy them? thanks in advance.
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Old 01-22-10, 02:16 PM
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only grips i've really tried are ourys. guess those aren't bad


i'm a sucker for cinelli tape though.
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Old 01-22-10, 02:43 PM
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I use Cardiff Leather ones.
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i use ourys. comfy, cheap, and colorful.
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Usually I would choose Deda or Cinelli tape, but honestly I don't even know what I have on there. Sometimes I use cheaper tape. It all works but the brand name stuff seems nicer.
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Bartape.
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Ourys and CHAMP grips for risers.

I also use soyos but for my drops and bullhorns.
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Old 01-22-10, 03:17 PM
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Planet bike bar tape. Cheap and purty
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i used PDW speed grips. no complaints so far.
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Whatever the LBS has. Most recently, it was RAV X corkwrap. Not sure if they're awesome or not, but I just wrapped my bars with them and so far they feel nice.
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Try ODI Longnecks for your risers, so nice.

I have used a load of different bar wraps, but I like Fizik perforated microtex the best. Deda perforated is my second choice, but they're both very nice.
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Old 01-22-10, 05:29 PM
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on my bmx bike and risers, Animal Edwin Delarosa Grips. Best grips ever! i rock specialized s-wrap on my drop bars.
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Ourys on one bike and Cinelli cork tape on the other. Love 'em both.
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Bare cotton on my drop. I am too unskilled to do shellac on it. But I am replacing it sometime with Fizik microtex. (New colors are the b*mb, methinks.)

I use BMX locking grips with my riser. It's called Imperial; I think it's a local. But you could get something similar. (DMR?) These are hard, but they stay on in rain and stuff. Don't have to use glue so I can reuse it. Which is +2 for me.

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ともさんはマイクッロテクスが好きですか。

ところで、ぼくの日本語が悪いです
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Some shadow conspiracy grips. they're super comfy, except they wore out really really quickly. When they're done I'll probably get a set of ODI longnecks. comfy and they last a ridiculously long time. I have a used pair on my mtbmx and they still show no signs of wear.
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Oury's, but given that my bike's more of a townie these days, a set of VO Cork Grips may be in the works.
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Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
ともさんはマイクッロテクスが好きですか。

ところで、ぼくの日本語が悪いです
<Translated> Tomo - Do you like [Fizik] Microtex? By the way, my Japanese is not very good.

Well, I haven't tried the microtex bar tape yet. But it looks and feels tough. And, now they come in new colors (brown, dark brown, florescent yellow, and pink). ... Oh and I think your Japanese is pretty good. (100点満点 = Full Score!)

Oury's, but given that my bike's more of a townie these days, a set of VO Cork Grips may be in the works.
No one mentioned cork grips. Anyone have experience with em? I really like the dry feel, but I am sure how they go in wet weathers.
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As I've mentioned in threads before:

You physically connect with your bike in 5 places: 2 hands, 2 feet, and your butt. Go ahead and spend the extra cash in these places with nicer grip tape, nicer shoes, and whatever saddle your butt likes. Your body will thank you and it will greatly improve your riding experience.

EDIT: I use Fizik Microtex in the velvety black or gray. It's *well* worth the extra $5-10 over the standard stuff.
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fizik perforated microtex the best.
Also in black
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Originally Posted by Tomo_Ishi View Post
<Translated> Tomo - Do you like [Fizik] Microtex? By the way, my Japanese is not very good.

Well, I haven't tried the microtex bar tape yet. But it looks and feels tough. And, now they come in new colors (brown, dark brown, florescent yellow, and pink). ... Oh and I think your Japanese is pretty good. (100点満点 = Full Score!)



No one mentioned cork grips. Anyone have experience with em? I really like the dry feel, but I am sure how they go in wet weathers.
haha i'm still really laggin on the kanji though. the class is kicking my ass.

i'm still not sure on microtex. maybe that velvety one is nicer. i got the standard because my local shop only had standard for white and it looks great. i don't care for the rough edge on the overlap though.
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