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    Brooks Grips, has anyone around here tried em?

    Good ? Please tell me they are good . . . really good ?
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    I'm anxious to hear feedback on these. They are a bit pricey!
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    Oh, those look sweet! I don't know how much they cost, but they really look like "lifetime" grips. I doubt you'd need to replace them at all.

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    I would assume...

    Quote Originally Posted by Newsboy
    Good ? Please tell me they are good . . . really good ?
    that they are great lifetime grips...as in, they will last forever. But I do not think that they will do very well when very wet. I am reminded of trying to catch a football in the rain....

    I use roadie tape on my bars (have not used grips in years)....and really wanted some of the Brooks bar wrap (leather), but the wet weather thing has made me wait on the idea.

    but hey, what do I know?
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    $$$

    how much are they?

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    been running the leather tape on the skinny tire bike, stuff gets sticky in the rain (love the stuff)

    been wanting a pair of the grips for a while, dig that they are held together with spokes and nipples(but 75 bucks, wow!)
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    AEBIKE has them for $60. Was surprised to find Brooks in their online QBP catalog when I was shopping for some other stuff. Prices were so good I ended up getting a new saddle and two rolls of leather bar tape. If I didn't have a spare set of ODI Ruffians to use yet, I'd have bought a set of those MTB grips too!
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    So the perfect match

    would be wetweather specific soccer goaliegloves then ?
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    They look like they would do a real number on your gloves and/or hands -- I can't imagine these making good MTB grips.

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    If the quality is anything like the bar tape, I'll be getting a pair. Awesome!
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    If you're into using bar tape instead of grips, I swear that tennis racquet tape is the best thing going. I SWEAR! Grippy even when wet. Perfectly soft...SWEAR!!!
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    I like all things BROOKS. All my bikes have brooks seats. I loved the idea off the grips a soon as I hear of them. At one of last years trade shows I got my hand on a set of them (literaly) and felt they are to hard for my hands. I prefer soft ego grips. These are rock hard.

    Perhaps one can alter the harshness with the bolts???
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    No cusion

    if you are looking for any type of comfort shy away. They are like grabing you bare bars but thicker.

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    Nat - I love the idea of using racquet wrap and will be trying it on a few bikes as long as I find the right colours.
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    Nat - I love the idea of using racquet wrap and will be trying it on a few bikes as long as I find the right colours.
    I bought the Gamma Pro Rx from this place:
    http://www.atssports.com/tennis-equi...m?secondary=24

    Four packages took care of my WTB drop bars nicely.

    I like the feel so much I wrapped my car steering wheel with it. I might even wrap my electric toothbrush.

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    I won't go as far as wrapping my toothbrush but my car has a similar wrap on the steering wheel which is uber comfy and grippy...

    Finding some vintage leather racquet wrap would be the shizzle and I know where I might find some.

    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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