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    Ergon GX1 grips cracking

    I'm now on my 2nd set of GX1 grips and both have cracked in the same pace on the left side grip only - seems to have cracked right about the metal internal support, on both pairs. Did a search and came across a similar thread, but it was old and didn't want to resurrect it. Below is a pic of the 2nd set which I just noticed cracked a little while ago, had them now about 7 months. Know this had been a problem with the original production of these grips, but anyone else have this issue with the new ones? First set I bought in 2008, so could have been from the original run and this set got just earlier this year. Think my next pair will be the GS1s.
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    I'm thinking of getting the GX2, your experience made me think twice. By the way, what's the difference between the GX1 and the GC1?

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    I've actually not had this happen with the GX2s, only the GX1s. Don't let this throw you from getting some, maybe consider the GS2 which have a somewhat thicker padding to the GX, but not as much as the thicker originals - will be my next ones I get.
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    I'm thinking of getting the GX2, your experience made me think twice. By the way, what's the difference between the GX1 and the GC1?
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    I've had a set of the regular black GX-1's for about 3 years now with no problems such as you have.
    I have even trimmed them down to run with Gripshift.

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    ignore this post - it was necessary for the rules - i apologise for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    I'm now on my 2nd set of GX1 grips and both have cracked in the same pace on the left side grip only - seems to have cracked right about the metal internal support, on both pairs. Did a search and came across a similar thread, but it was old and didn't want to resurrect it. Below is a pic of the 2nd set which I just noticed cracked a little while ago, had them now about 7 months. Know this had been a problem with the original production of these grips, but anyone else have this issue with the new ones? First set I bought in 2008, so could have been from the original run and this set got just earlier this year. Think my next pair will be the GS1s.
    This is a known issue with model year 2008 GX1 models. There was a running change mid-season 2008 to fix this issue. Also, this issue tended to be isolated to riders in warm/humid climates, for example, the southeast USA. Unless you are buying very old inventory, this shouldn't happen. We haven't had a GX1 cracking claim filed since late 2009. Also note, the GX Series is discontinued for 2012. The GS Series will be the stand alone race models.

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    By the way, what's the difference between the GX1 and the GC2?
    GX is a grip designed for racing. The GC2 grip is more for casual riding, touring, commuting, etc. GC2 (GP2 for 2012) has a barend.

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    Um, how about Barbados in the Caribbean, I think that would qualify? Yeah, these were an old set I got off someone who had them I guess for a bit, never used. Strange thing, it's always the left side one that broke in my original pair I bought in Co in '08 and then on these Anyway, yeah know the GS series was introduced, didn't know that the GX was discontinued. Either way, fantastic grips, won't ride a bike without them.

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    This is a known issue with model year 2008 GX1 models. There was a running change mid-season 2008 to fix this issue. Also, this issue tended to be isolated to riders in warm/humid climates, for example, the southeast USA. Unless you are buying very old inventory, this shouldn't happen. We haven't had a GX1 cracking claim filed since late 2009. Also note, the GX Series is discontinued for 2012. The GS Series will be the stand alone race models.

    GX is a grip designed for racing. The GC2 grip is more for casual riding, touring, commuting, etc. GC2 (GP2 for 2012) has a barend.

    Jeff K
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    Move along now nothing to see here.
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    You must have done them something very bad if you've opted out of their mailing list and are still receiving SPAM.
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    I hope this happens to every one of these grips out there. And then Ergon goes bankrupt. That way I will stop getting SPAM e-mails from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    You must have done them something very bad if you've opted out of their mailing list and are still receiving SPAM.
    Nope! I have never even dealt with them before.

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