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    Ergon grips on a woodchipper?

    Ok, I don't really know what subforum this should be in, but since its on my 29'er (Salsa Fargo) I figured here is as good a place as any.

    So I have Woodchipper and after a ride around 40 or so miles my hands go really numb and stay that way for a few hours off the bike. I was thinking about getting an H-bar but the more I look at it, the more it seems that the H-bar angle is pretty near the angle of the drops on my Woodchipper. One of the reasons I was heading towards the H-bar is so I could run Ergons on it. But if the angle of the H-bar and Woodchipper is fairly similar, at least to my eyes looking at pictures on the internet, whats to keep me from putting Ergon grips on the drops of my Woodchipper?

    Is that a lame idea? Anyone ever try this?

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    Sorry to tell you, but you cannot do this. The Woodchipper is designed as a drop bar, meaning the grip area diameter is 23.8mm to be compatible with drop bar style shifters and brake levers.

    Ergon grips are designed for mountain bars which are 22.2mm in diameter.

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    Try a set of ESI chunky's or some healthy application of bar phat under the bar tape.
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    double up the bar tape. I.ve seen a guy using bar tape on flat mtb bars, it was wrapped on the inside of the brake levers too

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooman320
    double up the bar tape. I.ve seen a guy using bar tape on flat mtb bars, it was wrapped on the inside of the brake levers too
    I use a strip of cork tape along the length of the bar then wrap it.

    The Fizik gel pads are good, as is the Aztec Vibe Wrap.
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    Thanks for the info, I'll go the double wrap or pads under the wrap route.

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