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    Big Hands Big Grips

    I need a new set of grips for my big hands on my big bike. I have run Ergon GP1 but have faded away from that and back on an older set of Ritcheys on my FS bike and I now feel I have a little better control. The new HT has very thin grips that have to go. I want lock on's but need large diameter grip. Can you big handed guys offer some input?

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    Lizard Skins North Shore. Great grips and considerably fatter than anything else I've tried.

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    I like the ODI Rogue, they are pretty fat.

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    Ourys are the fattest I've used. They're available in lock-on version.

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    Ourys are the fattest I've used. They're available in lock-on version.

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    Big Hands Big Grips

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgerdodger View Post
    I like the ODI Rogue, they are pretty fat.
    Agree. And soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry68 View Post
    OURY FTMFW!!!. I have them on all four mountain bikes, on my Triumph 675 SE and Sprint ST, as well as both of my KTMs.
    I've got a '06 Triumph Sprint ST as well. Awesome machine. Sadly, it's for sale. Gonna try to keep my lil' '96 Honda XR4, tho. Best bike EVAR.

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    +1 on the Rogues

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    It's worth noting that, if I recall correctly, ODI makes the Ourys, or vice versa, they're basically the same, just different pattern, so Ourys are smoother or something. So both will work for the same reasons
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
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    I measured the diameter of my Oury's...32mm.
    I read from an ebay seller the latest version of ESI Chunky's are 32mm also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcyclist View Post
    I need a new set of grips for my big hands on my big bike. I have run Ergon GP1 but have faded away from that and back on an older set of Ritcheys on my FS bike and I now feel I have a little better control. The new HT has very thin grips that have to go. I want lock on's but need large diameter grip. Can you big handed guys offer some input?
    This subject comes up every now and then. You can build up any grip you want with tape underneath on the bars to easily accommodate larger hands. It's the same premise that is used in the golf club gripping industry where you build up the tape underneath, slip the grip over the tape (using a solvent) to add thickness to any grip to take care of your big mitts.

    Masking tape would be the cheapest and easiest to use to build up the bar underneath the grip.

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    Another vote for the North Shores.

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    ESI Extra Chunky

    34mm diameter

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    I'm an avid golfer. We put wraps of masking tape on the shaft, then apply double sided grip tape, spray with solvent and slide grip on. whent he solvent evaporates/dries, you have a slightly larger grip and stuck in place good. Seems to me like this could work with bike grips too or am I way off base here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodgerdodger View Post
    I like the ODI Rogue, they are pretty fat.
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    Agree. And soft.
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    +1 on the Rogues
    Pretty much this. I have large hands and used to get pain from smaller grips. I love my Rogues!
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    I realize that the OP quit using Ergons, but I believe they are one of the largest diameter grips available. I fought with mine for awhile, but once I got them set correctly, I never looked back. Mine measure 35 mm diameter at the part nearest the shifter, which has the smallest overall circumference. I ride without gloves because I can't find any gloves that don't cut off circulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfitness View Post
    I'm an avid golfer. We put wraps of masking tape on the shaft, then apply double sided grip tape, spray with solvent and slide grip on. whent he solvent evaporates/dries, you have a slightly larger grip and stuck in place good. Seems to me like this could work with bike grips too or am I way off base here?
    Nope - see post #14. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Nope - see post #14. ;-)
    LOL no idea how in the hell I missed that!!!!!!!

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    How big do you want?

    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    I measured the diameter of my Oury's...32mm.
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    I measured mine with a digital caliper as well:
    Rogues = 32.2mm
    Oury's = 33.5mm

    Both mine are the ODI Lock-on versions. The Rogues are pretty old, though... they might have lost a mm or two over the years. Oury's are brand new.

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    Re: Big Hands Big Grips

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    I used to run the lizard skin northshore, but the rubber always started melting/dissolving onto my gloves after many miles of use, then switched to odi rouges. The rogues were nice but had the same problems. Ive had the same happen with motorcycle gel grips. I think it was caused by tons of use in hot weather and leather-ish gloves. Then switched to oury and really liked them until my weight wheenie addiction kicked in hard.

    Then switched to the ESI chunkies and fell in love. It's definitely a lot more work installing and removing..but well worth it in my book. I keep hearing about the super chunkies and can't wait to get my hands on them. They are thick, soft, and lightweight. They are also not affected by water or other elements. I'm completely converted to the non-locking grips.

    Grips are grips, and very inexpensive when compared to other components. I always felt they were one part that you could exchange out frequently without breaking the bank. There is nothing like a fresh pair of grips on an all day epic.

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    Another +1 for the ODI Rogues. I like the look and feel of the Ourys, but I have never run across the lock-on version in person. I really like the lock-on feature of the Rogues, and they interface nicely with the Cane Creek bar ends (which I thought were ridiculously expensive until I tried them, now I don't want to ride without them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by langen View Post
    Agree. And soft.
    If you can palm a basketball then Rogues are for you

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    I wear XL gloves and love the Rogue lock ons. Ourys also good, but a bit too big for me. I tried the ESI chunky grips in a misguided fit of weight weenie-ness, and in addition to the installation/maintenance issues with non-locking grips, I found they were very slippery in the wet.

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    +2 on the ESI Extra Chunky!

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    Oury's are great, I have big hands and they are great for when your hands sweat through your gloves or if the grips get wet, they seem to always stay tacky.

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    I wear XXL gloves and have ODI Rogue and Raceface Strafe grips on my bikes ATM. They are both about the same size (large) and offer good grip and trail chatter suppression.

    If you want something to match the rest of your bike then the Strafes come in a few different colours, they are also made by ODI for Raceface so no difference in quality when compared with the Rogue.

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    a few weeks back i bought a set of superstar component excell grip...huge grip, same feel/comfort as the rogue with few mm ticker and longer..cheap too...i'm switching my rogue for theses on all my bikes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc View Post
    a few weeks back i bought a set of superstar component excell grip...huge grip, same feel/comfort as the rogue with few mm ticker and longer..cheap too...i'm switching my rogue for theses on all my bikes...
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    Those look cool, I like the weigh - too bad their stuff is hard to get in the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc View Post
    a few weeks back i bought a set of superstar component excell grip...huge grip, same feel/comfort as the rogue with few mm ticker and longer..cheap too...i'm switching my rogue for theses on all my bikes...
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    Is the lock-on mechanism (i.e. the lock-ring/grip interface) the same as the ODI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAWS View Post
    Is the lock-on mechanism (i.e. the lock-ring/grip interface) the same as the ODI?
    similar but not the same, the superstar clamp is deeper than the odi. i'll try to snag a pic tonite
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    ESI Super Chunky again. Never thought I'd move on from Ourys, but these are (a bit) bigger and better.

    Tape, etc. under grips sounds like a recipe for disaster if things get wet.
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    Bontrager thick grips, bigger than Oury lock ons.

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    Rode North Shore for years and liked them...Now use Specialized XL Enduro grips and like them better in every way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAWS View Post
    Is the lock-on mechanism (i.e. the lock-ring/grip interface) the same as the ODI?
    heres a pics to compare locking mecanism of the superstar vs the odiBig Hands Big Grips-image.jpgBig Hands Big Grips-image.jpg
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