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    Grips for Rigid

    Riding 29" hardtail rigid and need grip recommendation-what do you like?

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    Meh, depends on your flavor, I guess. Me personally, I have Oury on every bike.
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    ESI chunky, and Ergon GX2.

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    I like good old OURYs... Just the right amount of cushion without feeling like a handfull of fluff.
    One is enough...

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    I like Ouries, but they have a tendency to get loose when weather turns wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ne_dan
    ESI chunky, and Ergon GX2.
    x2 on the ESI Chunky. Very comfy with a solid feel

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    I got a pair of OURYs recently for the extra cushioning, but they feel too big. Is there anything with similar feel, but smaller diameter?
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    Ergons and titec j-bar seems to be the magic for my hand and wrists!
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    I've been using OURYs for years. My favorite

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    ESI chunky x3

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    Ergon or Specialized BG triple compound grips. They remind me of Ergon's but for less money.

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    I have Ruffians. They're really comfortable grips but I think they are a bit big for my hands as I I start getting cramps on the DH and I have a front fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medieval
    I got a pair of OURYs recently for the extra cushioning, but they feel too big. Is there anything with similar feel, but smaller diameter?
    I concur on the too big that I found to make me tend to grip harder....not good fore-arm pump. Currently happy with Lizard Skins Charger Lock-Ons:

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    Took a page from Flipnidaho.
    Cheap foam roadbar wrap, doubled up. More cushy than any grips I've tried.

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    ESI Chunky!!
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    Ergon for me.
    (and 2.4" front tire of course)
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    lock-on OURY grips

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    I never could stand Oury grips, too thick. I use ODI Rogue Lock-Ons on all my bikes. My rigid SS the grips are old and sticky (by far my favorite of all my sets).

    I think good grips have a lot to do with a good set of gloves also. I recently picked up some Garneau Power Grip gloves that are by far the best gloves I have owned to date.

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    I like the Oury grips. I don't have big hands and they don't feel too big. Plus they come in so many colors!

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    +1 for the ODI Rogues

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    barbed wire is what Danny Trejo uses

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    Another vote for Oury.

    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    barbed wire is what Danny Trejo uses
    Chuck Norris uses barbed wire...

    Danny Trejo uses barbed wire dipped in sulfuric acid.

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    I've also got the lock on Oury's...
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    +1 ESI chunky

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    Danny Trejo doesn't use grips (), he uses custom steel bars with a rusty serrated surface where the rest of us put our grips.


    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    Another vote for Oury.



    Chuck Norris uses barbed wire...

    Danny Trejo uses barbed wire dipped in sulfuric acid.

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    ODI Ruffians... My hands aren't very big, but they feel great, regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demens
    My hands aren't very big, but they feel great, regardless.
    I'd be careful who you say that to.

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    ESI chunky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    I'd be careful who you say that to.
    Ha... Noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwarrior
    Danny Trejo doesn't use grips (), he uses custom steel bars with a rusty serrated surface where the rest of us put our grips.
    ... and steers with his face.

    I'd like to see how people wrap with road tape and what the end result looks like.

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    ESI Chunky.

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    i hate ourys, too thick and soft for a SS IMHO.
    I use the Salsa grips... the ones that come in different colors and have little peppers all over. They are the only grip that doesnt fall apart and/or get real loose after a week for me. I do want to try those ergo grips though.

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    +1 for the ODI Rogues
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    danny trejo wraps his bars with the tongues of those who laugh at the fact that he has baby soft skin on his hands and likes to keep it that way.

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    Ergons were the best for me, but I still wound up going to drop bars after fighting hand/wrist discomfort.

    I really like the look of these. If I was still running mtb bars, I'd pair these up with a brooks saddle in a heartbeat.

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    One day, in the heart of lake of lava, a fist came out holding a glowing, red hot handlebar.
    Danny Trejo, who happened to be swimming in the same lake, took the handlebar - it still glows red hot at a gazillion degrees Celsius. He hates Fahrenheit.
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    I used to use S&M lock on, but switched to Ergon GP1 and really like them.

    Never tried Oury

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    Danny Trejo never touches handlebar grips. He simply holds on to the severed hands of whomever owned the bike before him.

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    Love the ODI Ruffian. That said, I really like the Lizard Skin Northshore (made by ODI) on my rigid/ss/29er. Though they do tend to favor a larger hand size, the Northshore provides a little more cushion to soak up the bumps.

    Regardless of your choice, lock-ons are a must.

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    Danny Trejo can make a single speed bike shift, and a fixie coast.

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    O.D.I longnecks,the classic bmx grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    One day, in the heart of lake of lava, a fist came out holing a glowing, red hot handlebar.
    Danny Trejo, who happened to be swimming in the same lake, took the handlebar - it still glows red hot at a gazillion degrees Celsius. He hates Fahrenheit.
    I heard Danny Trejo only uses Kelvin, as absolute zero is the same temperature as his heart.

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    contrary to what science would have us believe, valleys and canyons were not created by erosion or tectonic movement. They accurately map out the routes danny trejo has mtn biked before. Danny Trejo doesn't ride up mountains, mtns get the f#ck out of his way.

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    ODI Rogues

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    Danny Trejo rides rigid aluminum bikes because he thinks steel is too compliant.

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    Ergon GX3 grips, definitely help the wrists.
    if you don't feel like riding, that's usually when you need it most

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    Srams have amazing shock absorption and are dirt cheap. Also, Bontrager has a newer grip (forgot the model name) that's fat like the Oury but firmer and they are a lock on. I'm currently riding them an might never go back to the Srams. Anyways--FATTER is better than soft and skinney. NO, REALLY!!!

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    Hey Danny Trejo! A couple years ago I was tapped for $$$ and could'nt afford to finish my new bike build and I was so anxious to ride that I just said "WTF" and rode it down through Devils Gulch at 2am without handlebars or a stem on it. I just clamped my hand around the top of the steerer tube and pedaled like a mad dog for six hours until my rims were beat to smitherines. Guess I should have at least waited till I had some tires on 'em! Oh well, hindsight's always 20/20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blumarvel
    Oh well, hindsight's always 20/20.
    the Sword of Omens gives sight beyond sight


    HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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    Hey Danny Trejo! A couple years ago I was tapped for $$$ and could'nt afford to finish my new bike build and I was so anxious to ride that I just said "WTF" and rode it down through Devils Gulch at 2am without handlebars or a stem on it. I just clamped my hand around the top of the steerer tube and pedaled like a mad dog for six hours until my rims were beat to smitherines. Guess I should have at least waited till I had some tires on 'em! Oh well, hindsight's always 20/20.

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    I use Oury's. Good enough for rigid, cheap and last forever. Also available in almost every shop. I've tried Ergon GP1's. They are comfortable and do what they are meant to do, but suck for decending. They're too expensive for me to bother with one of the more aggresive models.

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    Went from Oury's to Ergons back to Oury's. Oury's and 661 Raji's = <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleAddict
    I use Oury's. Good enough for rigid, cheap and last forever. Also available in almost every shop. I've tried Ergon GP1's. They are comfortable and do what they are meant to do, but suck for decending. They're too expensive for me to bother with one of the more aggresive models.
    why do you think they suck for decending? Just curious as i was thinking about grabbing a set because i thought my hands would feel better on the long rocky decents.

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    Road bike wrap.
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    ESI Chunky - they rock. Only fault is if you have sliders and are slightly inept at adjusting them and do a lot of upside down trail adjusting, then the foamy material can tear after time. But they do repair nicely with super glue!

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    Bontrager makes a fatter version of the race lite lock ons. I have been using them for a month and have been very pleased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpartaSpartan
    I like the Oury grips. I don't have big hands and they don't feel too big. Plus they come in so many colors!
    This is something I never could understand. I don't have big mitts either (size M glove; and I'm Asian! -- don't you Westerners generally have bigger hands than us "Far Easterners"?), and the Ourys (glow-in-the-dark no less!) I just got fit my hands perfectly!
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    On all my bikes that don't require bar tape, I use OURYs on all of them, even my BMX flatland bike, beach cruiser, etc. Lock-on's on my MTB's.

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    ODI Rogues. Super cush without being too soft and they get nice and sticky after a while. Ill probably always use them.
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    I've got me a pair of the new Ergon's with the palm rests and built in horns. Very Comfy.

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    I'm thinking of shaving the knobs off of the bottom side of my OURYs to make them a little thinner. Has anyone tried this before? It seems like it would keep the cushioning where I need it, but also give me a slightly smaller grip diameter.

    Any reasons not to try this, other than the $30 wasted if it all goes wrong.
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    I prefer Oury "slip-ons". I find the lock-ons to be too hard especially riding rigid. I tried ESI Chunky's but they felt too slippery and they also felt too thin even though I have small hands. I ran Ergons for a little while but found them hard to hang on to when descending rough terrain. No matter what angle I put them at my outer palms wanted to slide forwards. I also didn't like them when standing because I couldn't wrap my fingers/palms around the bar. It was like trying to hang on to the end of a table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark
    I prefer Oury "slip-ons". I find the lock-ons to be too hard especially riding rigid. I tried ESI Chunky's but they felt too slippery and they also felt too thin even though I have small hands. I ran Ergons for a little while but found them hard to hang on to when descending rough terrain. No matter what angle I put them at my outer palms wanted to slide forwards. I also didn't like them when standing because I couldn't wrap my fingers/palms around the bar. It was like trying to hang on to the end of a table.
    That's weird that the Chunky felt small to you. I don't have a caliper at home but I did my best to measure the grips I have. Diameter of the Oury "slip-on" is 33mm installed, ODI Rogue lock-on is 32mm and ESI Chunky is 32mm installed. Maybe it was because the ESI's have more give when your weight is on them.

    I've never had a hint of slipperiness with my gloves, but every glove is different I guess

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    To be fair my hands never slipped when using the Chunky's but I just always felt as though I had to really grip them. Maybe it was just that they "felt" really small. Some on here are saying that the Oury's feel too fat.(?)

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    I felt the Oury lock-ons to be too fat for my small hands. My hands got too tired. Also they don't seem to be as supple as the old slip-on ones.

    So I'm still running the OEM grips that came on my Monocog.
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    Oury's -- the old-school choice. I have some on my sh*t bikes. Tend to rotate on the bar esp when wet, since they come from an age when grip designers hadn't figured out dual durometer designs.

    lock-on rogues -- a good all-round choice esp if your hands are small or med sized. work ok for my large hands. note however that for a rigid bike, it's better to have a rubber inner layer rather than the plastic inner layer of a lock-on grip.

    ESI chunky -- crap, basically. Had them for a year on my lightweight 29er SS, and convinced myself that i didn't mind the fact that when you grip them firmly they compress so much that you're essentially just holding the bar itself. What convinced me to throw them in the trash finally was a local ride that involves a lot of manuals and wheelie moves on the ledgey uphill/downhill sections -- i did that ride twice in two days, and did it on the second day w/ lock on Rogues, and the improvement in control and speed was dramatic.

    specialized enduros -- a great mid-size dual durometer option if you don't want to run the lock-on rogues. good vibration damping.

    race face good/evil -- currently the gold standard for my rigid steel steed. assuming you have largish hands, these grips are amazing. large diameter but a high enough durometer that it never feels squishy or imprecise on tech trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider
    ESI chunky -- crap, basically...

    specialized enduros -- ... good vibration damping.

    race face good/evil -- currently the gold standard for my rigid steel steed...
    Very interesting. I love the ESI Chunky on my FS. But I could use something else to try on my SS. The Race Face are less than $10, so I'll probably go that route.

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    I havent fully tried the grip yet. But since u are using rigid I assume you like something that would absorb a little shock. How about the ODI Cush? Soft and cushy.

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    How about some custom leather grips that get "grippier" the more you sweat or the more it rains....matches up nicely with Brooks saddles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolm4
    Meh, depends on your flavor, I guess. Me personally, I have Oury on every bike.
    +1. I have some Race Face Good'n'Evils on 1 bike, but prefer the Oury old-school (non-lock-on) grips hands down.

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    ESI race or chuncky! Awesome grips and not as big as the Oury's if you like a slimmer feel (race).

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    Tried the Ourys but they feel too fat for me. I went with the ESI Chunky and never looked back.

    I use the LockOn Ruffians on my FS and like the small diameter. The Chunky has similar feel but with extra cushioning for rigid SS. I have ridden my SS hard and had no problems with sliding or slipping. More importantly, my hands don't hurt anyone.

    Just clean the bars well with rubbing alcohol before installing. These things will stay put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    Another vote for Oury.



    Chuck Norris uses barbed wire...
    dont insult the man , he uses a shark skin base with barbed wire dipped in volcanic Lava, word is he only rides around active volcanoes. I personally use Oury lock ons ,great for rigid riding but you gotta remember it does take time for your wrists and hands to get used to rigid riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TraumaARNP
    How about some custom leather grips that get "grippier" the more you sweat or the more it rains....matches up nicely with Brooks saddles....

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    great if you wear gloves, if not you will suffer demonic blisters

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    Chunky. Been using it for the last three years (same grip). No tears or loss of "Cush". Great grips.

    Side note: on my beater, recently put some road tape on there and it's working great. When/If the Chunky's fail, I might try it on the main ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I heard Danny Trejo only uses Kelvin, as absolute zero is the same temperature as his heart.


    when did danny trejo trump the chuck? i guess on the internet things get old quickly...


    oh wait, on topic i use ODI rogues.
    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raynman
    Love the ODI Ruffian. That said, I really like the Lizard Skin Northshore (made by ODI) on my rigid/ss/29er. Though they do tend to favor a larger hand size, the Northshore provides a little more cushion to soak up the bumps.

    Regardless of your choice, lock-ons are a must.
    +1 on the Northshore

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    get some roadie bar tape wrap it really tight and thick for extra cushion.
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    ESI Chunky x whatever number we're up to...

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    The Oury 'squares' dig into my hands on long trips. They are great grips though.
    I love the ESI's.
    I am currently using bar wrap on my Gnar bar. One horizontal strip across the bend, and then one full wrap over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    great if you wear gloves, if not you will suffer demonic blisters
    Who rides without gloves??

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrisw1
    Who rides without gloves??
    people who don't value their hands enough

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    Why don't you guys stick to the OP topic? He wants to know about grips for a rigid bike and you keep suggesting full suspension grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    why do you think they suck for decending? Just curious as i was thinking about grabbing a set because i thought my hands would feel better on the long rocky decents.
    Sorry for the many month long delay in response to this question. I never caught it before, and since the thread keeps getting bumped up anyways..

    I never liked the GP1's for decending because the "wing" doesn't allow you to have a very secure grip on bars and makes braking feel awkward. I had the larger size ones though, I've heard the smalls are the way to go if you run into this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleAddict
    Sorry for the many month long delay in response to this question. I never caught it before, and since the thread keeps getting bumped up anyways..

    I never liked the GP1's for decending because the "wing" doesn't allow you to have a very secure grip on bars and makes braking feel awkward. I had the larger size ones though, I've heard the smalls are the way to go if you run into this problem.
    Although I have heard this before, I don't see any decrease in grip security using ergo grips. I think its more of a different feeling some people are not comfortable with, and may give them a wrong impression that they are not holding on as tight.

    I might not ever go back to round grips. Ergons, Serfas, and other ergo grips are by far more comfortable, and protect nerves in your wrist and hand. that's important.

    I've tried ESI's and didn't like them that much. A bit hard and hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    Although I have heard this before, I don't see any decrease in grip security using ergo grips. I think its more of a different feeling some people are not comfortable with, and may give them a wrong impression that they are not holding on as tight.

    I might not ever go back to round grips. Ergons, Serfas, and other ergo grips are by far more comfortable, and protect nerves in your wrist and hand. that's important.

    I've tried ESI's and didn't like them that much. A bit hard and hot.
    I really wanted to like them. Figured they would solve all my problems with hand pain. I struggled with them for a bit until I lost grip with my right hand going down a hairy section of a trail. Almost went straight into a tree, but I was able to use my left hand to remain in control and hit the brake. I've since tried them again on an H-Bar and they were ok, felt better with more sweep to the bar.

    I know many people swear by them so my experiences shouldn't steer everyone away. The GP1 L's just didn't work well for me even with big hands. I'd go with an entirely different model if you're using them for technical stuff, even though some have great success with the GP1's.

    I didn't like my ESI chunkies either. Too expensive and nothing special. YMMV

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    ourys work great for me! if you put them on with compressed air they dont spin much.
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    ODI cross trainer lock-ons + a good pair of gloves. The grips are surprisingly cushy and grip well.

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    Ourys rock. I use them on all my bikes and I don't own any suspension forks. They have a big diameter, so you might not like them if you have small hands. My gf used them for a time but that didn't work out too well so I went with road bar tape for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orkje
    Ourys rock. I use them on all my bikes and I don't own any suspension forks. They have a big diameter, so you might not like them if you have small hands. My gf used them for a time but that didn't work out too well so I went with road bar tape for her.
    I have pretty large hands (xl gloves fit a bit tight), and i still hate the ourys. It's not so much about the size, it's that they are too thick and soft and you burn a ton of energy trying to get a solid grip on them. To me, it's even worse than fork bob when you're trying to climb.

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    Ergon GP1's on both my bikes. On fully suspended geared and fully rigid ss.

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    I've been running Ruffians for years. I like the small diameter and diamond shaped grip texture.
    I've got some Ergon GP1's on my back road cruiser. They are nice for that application, but I too don't feel that they are suitable for trail riding.
    Lately I've been rolling on Avenir 2D's. I salvaged a pair from a discarded bike, installed them on my singlespeed and like them. They have a similar feel/ diameter as the ruffians, and grip a bar like crazy; no rotation whatsoever.
    I've since picked up a couple more pairs, cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    +1 oury

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    I have these on all 3 of my bikes. I tried the ODI Rouges and went back to my Ourys.
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