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    XC Grips, Which Ones?

    What would be your choice of grip using the criteria below?

    Flat bars
    Stubby bar-ends (so I'm assuming that outer lock-on rings are a non-starter)
    Ideally a small-ish diameter with a diamond pattern
    Must be suitable to use with bar-ends
    Longevity not an issue

    I've always used Yeti grips but want to try something with a more uniform surface. ODI Ruffians look good but I'm wondering if the outer lockring will make it uncomfortable to use with bar-ends.

    There are so many choices out there that I've become confused so opinions appreciated...... Thanks for any input.
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    Shimano/Pro XCR, Koryak, and Atherton lock-on grips only use an inner clamp so you can trim the length to fit bar ends

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    MTB Grips

    Love ESI's.
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    Just what I needed thanks both! I'm going for the Pro XCRs, they look spot-on.....
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    I second the ESI recommendation.

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    If you can't use lock-ons, then ESI Chunky all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsoroos View Post
    I second the ESI recommendation.
    Third.

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    I would get ergons with built in bar ends

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    I have ergon's and esi. The esi chunky's are SO soft. Its hard for me to even ride my ergons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcm01 View Post
    Third.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinning Lizard View Post
    Fourth
    Number five for ESI grips.

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    Ergon GA1's. we just got a pair of the EVO variety and they are quite a bit lighter.(clamp is now plastic)
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    I tried all sorts of grips over the years but always come back...


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    ESI are game changers.

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    fifth, sixth... or seventh... not sure what we are on.

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    Gonna order some ESIs tomorrow.

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    So many votes for the ESI grips cannot go ignored....... So I've bought a pair of Racers Edge ones in black!!

    Thanks
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    You can use the ODI Ruffians with Cane Creek barends, as the barends function as outer Lock Jaw for Lock-On grips. Provides a seamless transition from bar to barend, i.e. no gap.

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    ESI Chunky.

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    Love these grips. I'm on my eighth pair. I might have to buy out the entire stock, so i can still use them when I'm in my 60's.

    The only problem with them is that they wear out fast
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    my uncle gave me his old, used and crashed hard odi ruffian and after that i bought a bar end for my bike, and i realized the outer lock on were to wide to couple with bar ends and i decided to modify it out.. the way to put odi ruffian with bar ends on its side is to pull the outer lock on rings of the grips with a spoon, fork, or something. mine works well

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    Ergon grips really helped eliminate hand numbness for me. And they never slip either.

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    ESI Chunky.

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    Ergon GA1's... I got them 2 years ago (when new)--best ever grips..

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