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    Installing Ergon grips

    I just got my Ergon GR2 grips in the mail. I am a little worried because they seem to slide on the handlebars easily with no friction whatsoever. How do you guys get these to stick once they are on? I am used to other grips that are somewhat difficult to push on the handlebar, but with a little hairspray or whatever, once they are on they are solid.

    These are going on a Monkeylite Carbon bar. Any tips?

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    My Ergon GX1's were easy to install. I had to move over my shifter and brake levers, but once I did that I slid them right on and tightened them down.

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    what size bar do you have? 25.4 or 31.8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wubri
    what size bar do you have? 25.4 or 31.8?
    That doesn't matter since they're all the same diameter on the ends.

    Just tighten the grips down and go ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wubri
    what size bar do you have? 25.4 or 31.8?

    I have no idea, its a low rise 660mm thats all it says.

    God that would suck if these grips dont fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by f3rg
    That doesn't matter since they're all the same diameter on the ends.

    Just tighten the grips down and go ride.
    I did, I tightened them all the way down, making sure those aluminun clamp rings were in place too. Hmmmmm

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    Probably not a help, but here is the setup...
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    I think IIRC I remember hearing that Ergon was having problems w/their grips fitting on Easton bars, but can't remember exactly.

    If you have some time, check the new products forum for a lengthy thread on the Ergon grips. If you don't feel like doing the huge read, at least get the contact info for the Ergon rep in that thread, he's been good helping me with some fit issues I had.

    Cheers mate,

    Tim

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    All of our grips fit all flat and riser bars. The outer diameter of handle bars is an industry standard. Some times it is easy and/or tough to slide the grips on. This depends on the finish of the bar. IE: glossy or matte.

    As far as installing....

    1. Remove your old grips.
    2. Slide on the Ergon grips your purchased.
    3. Make sure the edge of your bar is flush with the end of the silver "O" ring on the grip clamp. This is key.
    4. Adjust the grip and barend to the angle that makes your hands happy.
    5. Tighten down.
    6. Head out the door and go riding

    There is no right or wrong angle for the barend or grip. Set it up for what is the most comfortable for you.

    If you have further questions, post here or PM me.

    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERGON
    4. Adjust the grip and barend to the angle that makes your hands happy.
    Be advised that this may take a while. I'd recommend you take along an Allen on your rides until the grips feel right.

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    The instructions says to install the grip first and then the bar-end (for GR2s). I found I could not for the life of me get the bar-end on once the grip was on. I had to assemble the whole thing OFF the bar and then slide it on as a unit. It was tight, but it's cinched down and the silver ring was flush with the end of the bar.

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    Are the Ergon's "lock down" grips? I am assuming they are. I have Salsa lock down grips that slid on very easily, but once locked down they are solid and don't move or slide at all. I would assume that would be the same with the Ergon grips, particularly since they are designed to hold a particular angle (and most grips don't need to do that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    Be advised that this may take a while. I'd recommend you take along an Allen on your rides until the grips feel right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERGON
    All of our grips fit all flat and riser bars. The outer diameter of handle bars is an industry standard. Some times it is easy and/or tough to slide the grips on. This depends on the finish of the bar. IE: glossy or matte.

    As far as installing....

    1. Remove your old grips.
    2. Slide on the Ergon grips your purchased.
    3. Make sure the edge of your bar is flush with the end of the silver "O" ring on the grip clamp. This is key.
    4. Adjust the grip and barend to the angle that makes your hands happy.
    5. Tighten down.
    6. Head out the door and go riding

    There is no right or wrong angle for the barend or grip. Set it up for what is the most comfortable for you.

    If you have further questions, post here or PM me.

    Jeff
    Ergon USA
    I've had mine on for a few months and have played with the postioning, but my hand numbness has not gone away. Any suggestions? How much is normal? I usually get numbness around 30 minutes into the ride.

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