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    Cushiony grips for bruised hands

    So...I took a dive into a rock and broke my fall with the palms of my hands, which I suspect will be pretty bruised and tender for a while. Can I get some recommendations for grips that will absorb as much shock as possible? My hands are medium-smallish (size 7.5 glove), so I don't think I want to go too fat.

    What should I get?

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    Look into some foam grips. I put a pair on my Ripmo from Wolf Tooth and my hands are loving them.

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    I like the ESI extra chunky grips, but they are a bit of a PIA to put on and take off. I purchased recently the new Diety Supracush grips and I really, really like them.

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    I ordered some ESI chunky to start, because they seem the squishiest. I was also looking at Deity and I will probably try the narrower version at some point (Lockjaw I think).

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    The ESI Chunky made my hands hurt... just from a different perspective. I like Ergons, PNW loam, Deathgrips... none particularly squishy but ergonomics are more important that squish in my opinion.

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    ODI Rogue or Oury grips.

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    Esi standard size is more comfy than chunky, for me.

    Install them with windex and they slide right on.

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    2nd the Deity Supracush... very good stuff, I have problems with hand pain while riding, i struggled to find grips that I liked. these Deity supracush grips are really good, no hand pain last few rides with them installed.
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    Something like an Ergon GA3 (by any name) seems to work well. The more expansive GP grips are just too....something.... wide? flat? Those don't work for me.
    I ride rigid and have sorta bigger hands, so I like having some surface area, but not super soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boardguru View Post
    Look into some foam grips. I put a pair on my Ripmo from Wolf Tooth and my hands are loving them.
    I'd second that. I bought a couple of lengths of this from the local bike shop -they use it for drop bars, but simply cut to length, a squirt of hairspray on the bars, slip them on, & set. Comfiest things I've ever used. And bonus, they're crazy lightCushiony grips for bruised hands-foamys.jpg

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    The Chunkies went on in about 10 seconds each with rubbing alcohol. I do like them, but would size up to Extra-Chunky next time (or, more likely, Deity Supracush).

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