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    Cork Grips

    Did a forum search and found a few people even mention cork grips, but I think they'd look really nice on my bike, showing I'm more of a style whore than an actual mountain biker. I am just wondering if anyone out there has ever used cork grips with a rigid fork and how they liked them....

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    Cork is great... except if you crash, and then it gets torn up fast... and you need to keep them clean, or the sweat/oils/dirt fill in the porous surface and make it smooth and hard (read: slippery). Some have a tendency to swell in wet weather, and then crack when things get hot/dry.

    In the end, great for style points, but less practical than synthetic grips. FWIW, I've had a similar experience with leather bar tape. High maintentance.

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    That is what I was worried about. I was thinking about shellacking them to keep weather at bay, but considering I'm about to begin 8 months of wet, muddy riding, I might just have to be practical instead of a trendy douchebag.

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