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    ESI racers edge grips. are they comfy??

    You see them on so many pros bikes,just wondering how comfy they are

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    Yes they are. I have had mine for over a yr and really like mine. I no longer get hot spots on my hands and they do not pack down like foam grips do.
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    I love my Racer's Edge grips. I recently tried the Chunky model, which I found were not as comfortable for my hands (I wear a men's large cycling glove, but don't have particularly long fingers.)

    I'll be sticking with the RE for future applications, although you should be warned that they do wear out rather quickly on the edges of the grip.

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    yes

    in a word 'yes'

    i run the 'heavier' version as i feel for longer rides they are very comfy. just install them properly.

    for rides of a couple of hrs the lighter version i fine.

    grips are very personal so only way you know is if you try them yourself :-)

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    Yes and very light. I personally prefer the chunky's.

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    yes but i would go with the chunck more than the strong thin. After a long ride my thin esi get uncomfortable.

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    Yup, run them on all my bikes. My favorite grips for glove-free riding.
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    Never tried ESIs but I gotta recommend Titec Porkrinds. Really light, cheap, comfortable, and just the right diameter. The half round/half hexagonal shape fits my fingers well. I even use them on my DH bike now and that brings a lot of questions from the mostly lock-on using crowd. Everyone who tries them likes'em.
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    Both very comfortable, but I prefer the chunkys as I have large hands.
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    What is the best grips to use with gripshifts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elasto
    What is the best grips to use with gripshifts?
    For me, it's the ESI Chunkys- you simply cut them down to the length you need with a razor blade. The diameter is a perfect match for the Sram grip shifters.

    Like everyone has said, the ESI grips are super comfortable. My only complaint is that they get a little slippery when wet, but it's not too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elasto
    What is the best grips to use with gripshifts?
    Yup. Chunkys. RE are too thin to go with gripshift.
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    Best grips I have used are the Chunkys

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    The best

    My ESI Chunky's are the best grips I have yet to try. They keep me from getting hot spots while riding and my hands never when wearing gloves. Without gloves they can slip a little when wet.

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    Great grips. Only problem is when you set your bike down/crash, dirt can work its way between the grip and handlebar and make it come loose. Not a big deal though as a cleaning of the grip and a little more hairspray can fix it.

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    Never tried the RE but the Chunkys rule! My only complaint is durability...if you run wide bars and occassionally make tree contact they will tear. That being said for the price it's a no-brainer.

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    My hands are a little longer than most, and even the ESI chunky wasn't thick enough. I just could get a good grip, and felt like I was trying to hold a pencil. Just something to consider...

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    Chunky or Creamy...............
    I will stick with Chunky.

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    I prefer racers edge

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    Hated ESI's. Especially gloveless, way too slippery. Oury's or the old Serfas Connectors.
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    I run the Chunkys. Comfy, great for long climbs with no gloves during hot days, a little hard to put on and off with Windex, and the only draw back is they tear easily but that was my fault. I laid my bike down and it tore the ends.

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    I used them for a while and they were OK. I replaced them with the Chunkys, which I think are more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Hated ESI's. Especially gloveless, way too slippery. Oury's or the old Serfas Connectors.
    Seconded. Slippery as snot. Doesn't do anything for hand fatigue either. Horrible.

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