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    Grips

    Because this is such a broad question I thought I'd start a new thread.

    Been using Ergon for years now and really don't know what a "round" grip feels like anymore. I wanna switch it up and try something new on both my 29 ss and 26 fs.

    What are your suggestions and why?

    Thanks!

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    I got some Clarks on closeout from the LBS for $7. I think the standard price was $15ish. Can't tell the difference between those and my more expensive ODIs.

    Like you, I used to run Ergons too. They're nice, but they don't allow for much hand adjustment. I still like the standard round grips better though. I actually bought a second-hand bike over the summer, and it had Ergons on it. I had ODIs on a bike that I was selling at the same time, so I took the opportunity to switch the grips between the bikes so the bike I was selling had Ergons.
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    ODI Rouges. Your hands will thank you.

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    A few years ago I bought some black foam tubes from China on eBay. For literally a few pounds you get enough to do three or four bikes easily. I find it comfortable without the bulk of an ergonomic grip.

    Another advantage is that you can cut it any length you like. Normally you position your controls relative to the grips but with the foam tubing you put your controls where you want then cut the tubing so that it fills the gap exactly. So I have a larger grip area giving more ways to position your hands. I have the same foam over my bar ends too.

    I thought the foam would break up quickly but it's been on a few years now and it still intact. Sometimes you don't need to spend a lot of money, the simple solutions work just fine.

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    I say anything that locks on to the bars. I bought some Race Face on close out from Amazon for $17 last month and love them, mostly because they're orange, but also because they've held up really well and are comfy for my meat cleavers.
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    I use ODI Attack Grips...Because they are comfortable and durable.
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    ODI Rogue. Just feels right. No urge to try something different after using them. Looks good too IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    ODI Rouges. Your hands will thank you.

    spot on. ODI normal ...too hard. ODI rouges...ahhhhhh ride all damn day

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    Thanks for the suggestions...I'll let you know what I pick up.

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    I gotta jump on the bandwagon(s) - ODI Rogues or Oury lock-on grips.

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    Oury's. I run the normal ones (non lock) and have never had a problem with throttle grip.
    And they come in every color known to man, including glow in the dark, to get a saucy as ya want with them.

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    It's not all about the grip...

    I'm going to go out on a limb and recommend some Pearl Izumi Gel Lite gloves. Yes gloves with gel inserts in strategic areas of the palm area. The combination of these gloves with your choice of grips and a carbon fiber handlebar and your floating on a cloud. The gel gloves seriously reduce vibration and fatigue and increase comfort. And the combo of a good grip and carbon bars with these gloves is perfect. I've been running this combo for many years without any fatigue or discomfort. I have both the half finger and full finger Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Lite models. Just do it!

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    I actually have a full finger pair. One of my favorite pairs of gloves. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    I just got a pair of the Ergon GA1 Evo's. Really liking them so far.

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    ESI Chunkys. Cheap. Light. Made in USA. Comfy.
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    I'm probably the only dork on earth that likes the plain-jane stock SRAM 60mm grips with twist shifters.

    A little cheap hairspray on the inside, slip them on and in the morning, they're set.

    less than $10 a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    ESI Chunkys. Cheap. Light. Made in USA. Comfy.
    Second that

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    I'm still a Ritchey WCS grip user. Have been for 12yrs. All 6 mtbs have them currently. They're neoprene octagon shaped, so they fill your hand. Thick enough to provide some cushion. But still relatively light at 65gms including the bar ends. I have zero probs with them spinning on the bar.
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    People still use non lock on grips?
    '13 FELT TK3 / '09 Jamis Sonik
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    2014 miles - 2421/2500

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    Never had grip spinning issues....ever...I like lock-ons but they are not necessary.
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    I don't know if it's my grip or what, but ever non lock ons I get spin after time. It's possible it's something I'm doing, I don't use anything to put them on, and I don't use stick um or any adhesive, maybe that's my problem. But after getting lock ons, I'll never go back to using a non locking grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark! View Post
    I don't know if it's my grip or what, but ever non lock ons I get spin after time.
    You will if you don't stick them on. the best thing to use is hairspray. Soak the inside of the grip with hairspray and slide it into place. Once dry the grip will not move.

    To remove the grip slide a screwdriver under the grip and spray hairspray in until the grip is loose and slides off. Lock-on grips were invented for people who don't know about hairspray! ;0)

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    Grips

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I'm going to go out on a limb and recommend some Pearl Izumi Gel Lite gloves. Yes gloves with gel inserts in strategic areas of the palm area. The combination of these gloves with your choice of grips and a carbon fiber handlebar and your floating on a cloud. The gel gloves seriously reduce vibration and fatigue and increase comfort. And the combo of a good grip and carbon bars with these gloves is perfect. I've been running this combo for many years without any fatigue or discomfort. I have both the half finger and full finger Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Lite models. Just do it!
    I just tossed a pair of the new Gel Elites in favor of their select glove which I think favors a straight bar more. The Elites weren't playing well with the palm of my hand. That's the thing to consider with both gloves and grips (I like the old school Oury too), fit is real specific to the rider (weight, size, type of riding). Sometimes it takes several tries to get everything right. Picked up some Pro Barrier gloves from PI recently. Really nice transition glove between fingered uninsulated gloves and Lobster Claws. Probably good for me for 40 to 25-28ish F.
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