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    Big soft light grips?

    Gotta replace my heavy grips but I have big hands (size 8.5-9) and like a big cushy grip. Any ideas? I'm thinking about a pair of foam grips with a layer of road bike tape over the top....but there has got to be something better. Thanks

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    I like ritchey WSC, not that huge but bigger thne most others. If that is not thick enough for you, how about just using a few layers of road bar tape?


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    Call that big? :-)

    Consider Dimension cork grips. The black closed end ones are my favorites. 28g full length, and they add 2x10mm of bar width, which is always good IMO. I have them on pretty much all my bikes now, they are cheap.

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    I'm gonna try the both the dimensions and the esi grips, thanks for the info

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    i second the Ritchey WCS foams. mine weighed in at 47g with endcaps. i have rather big hands and i love these grips!

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    Another vote for the WCS grips. I love 'm. I've got them on all my mtbs(5 up and running atm). Reasonably light, and THE most comfy grips I've tried regardless of weight. Thick neoprene(they are not foam), somewhat larger palm swell area, and octagon shaped works for me. I HATED the Rinds. For the extra ounce of weight over Rinds or cork tape(tried that too, altho much better then the Rinds), its well spent. Never had them slip yet. And that includes a ton of rain races the last few seasons.

    One thing, they do wear out somewhat after about a years hard riding. Or at least get smaller in dia(mostly from being elongated or stretched out from heavy use over time). Cheap tho, so thats really no problem.
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    I was useing Pork Rinds and was developing hand cramping after about 2 miles..
    bike_freak gave me the heads up on the WCS grips and I love um..

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    Where can I find those Ritchey Foams?

    On line somewhere. I can't find them anywhere locally!

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    get bontrager race xxx lite foam grips, 21 grams, and very comfortable...

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    I got some goofy Giant (apparently) foam grips from Fairwheelbikes fwiw and thought they will stupid ugly K-Mart bike grips. They were big and cushy. I switched to Titec Pork Grinds which are hard, smaller and a little lighter. The Giant foam grips were actually quite nice and provided good vibration dampening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito greg
    get bontrager race xxx lite foam grips, 21 grams, and very comfortable...
    But really, REALLY slippery. After a few weeks on the MTB they were demoted to the handles on my home-made rolling massiging thing. I didn't want them on ANY bike.

    Go Ritchey WCS.
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    Good job!

    I chose the ESI Silicone "Chunky" grips as my "Product of the Year".

    Try them.

    Fantastic grips.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    I chose the ESI Silicone "Chunky" grips as my "Product of the Year".

    Try them.

    Fantastic grips.

    R.
    do you think these are dh-able grips? i've been a faithfull odi lock-on user for years, but am looking for a lighter, absolutely non-slip grippy & durable alternative. the reviews i've read have all been positive. sounds like they're soft - does the material squirm (ie, deform / rotate) a bit under pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    I chose the ESI Silicone "Chunky" grips as my "Product of the Year".

    Try them.

    Fantastic grips.


    R.
    I second that. They helped tremendously with the numb hand/wrist problem I was having.

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    Good job! Esi..

    Quote Originally Posted by xy9ine
    do you think these are dh-able grips? i've been a faithfull odi lock-on user for years, but am looking for a lighter, absolutely non-slip grippy & durable alternative. the reviews i've read have all been positive. sounds like they're soft - does the material squirm (ie, deform / rotate) a bit under pressure?
    The material is firm ... but soft ... and they dont "squirm" or deform ... but they do mould slightly to your grip if you don't move your hands for a while. Which makes for a very secure feeling grip.

    Mine [I have them on all my handlebars now] have never moved, slipped, or let me down...even when wet, or covered in blood...

    I usually dont use gloves when I ride, and I love the feel of the ESI grips. I have also tried them with fingerless and normal gloves and the grip is still great...but I personally prefer them without gloves.

    These are without a doubt, the best grips I have ever used.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    I chose the ESI Silicone "Chunky" grips as my "Product of the Year".

    Try them.

    Fantastic grips.


    R.
    Have you tried the "Racers Edge" version? I'm considering getting some.

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    I had a frind try the racers edge version that was used to the ruffien lock on style thickness. He said it felt like he was holding onto just the handlebar they compressed so much and were already so skinny. I am more the weight weenie than him and more of a racer and still opted for the Chunky after his review.

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    ESI are great

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