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    Most Comfy Foam Grips?

    Since most Foam Grips are going to be light as it is im just looking for opinions on the most comfortable ones. I just got the Ritchey wcs ergo grips on a recommendation but they seem pretty thin and dont think they are gonna be very comfortable on 2+ hour rides...

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    I liked my Bontrager Race X Lite grips, and if I recall they were under 30g. Their Race XXX Lite are about half of that, but they look really thin.
    Too many bicycles to list...

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    I really like my ESI Racer's Edge Grips. They quote at 50 grams, but I didn't weigh my set. They come stock longer than I required, so I was able to trim at least 1 cm off of them. They are very light compared to the WTBs I replaced, and comfortable.

    They are thicker on one side than the other... You put the thick side to your palm...

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    And i like KCNC Eva grips. For me they are very comfortable,.........and light

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    ESI Chunky. Not really "foam" but the best grips I've ever used.

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    I've tried Bontrager XXX-Lite & ESI Chunky. Ritchey WCS takes the comfort award.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briscoelab View Post
    ESI Chunky. Not really "foam" but the best grips I've ever used.
    ditto ... I also tried pork rinds, and they were ok, but not nearly as nice.

    durability might be an issue if you abuse your gear. ( i got some cuts in mine from some poor transport setups... )

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    I have not found any Foam Grips comfortable enough for 6+ hour rides. I am going to some heavy 100+gram grips because they will make me faster on long rides.

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    I agree with all of the support for the ESI grips; I have the Chunky and the Racer's Edge, with my preference being the Racer's Edge.

    However, my original post remains that the Bontrager Race X Lite are the best foam grips I have used. The best overall grip I have used it the ESI Racer's Edge, followed by the Chunky and then its a toss between ODI Longnecks (BMX) and ODI Ruffian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter View Post
    I've tried Bontrager XXX-Lite & ESI Chunky. Ritchey WCS takes the comfort award.
    Really? I havent riden the WCS yet but when I put them on, they being thin, all I could feel was the bare handle bar right through them and dont see how they could be very comfortable...

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    Not the Titec. I did put them on a 8-hr race bike, as I had nothing else in my garage, and they sucked. Bad shape, narrow.

    Ritchey W3C treated me well on another bike.

    YMMV as I often ride bareback...err.. without gloves.

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    I've had Ritchey's on my bike for years and have done plenty of long rides (3-4 hours) with them. No problems for me. I think they're more comfortable than regular grips and a lot lighter. ESI Chunky are also very popular and at some point I'll check those out.

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    Amazing that no one has mentioned Extralite. Best I've used so far.
    I have used Spesh, Bontrager XX, Ritchey WCS and ESI Racer, this is a good one, just to thin for my taste, the chunkies would be a comfy option, but... heavier.
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    I just switched to a set of KCNC Eva's, and I'm liking them. Just as comfortable as the ESI Racer's Edge I was running, but much lighter.

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    Ride report on the Ritchey WCS. Took them out today and they were not terrible on comfort but they were not great either. However, I had 1 small crash, which normally never happens but I was on a new handlebar and grips. Unfortunately there is a nice big tear in the left side of the grip from just barely laying it down in a turn... But Ive also got some ESI Racer's Edge on the way

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    Lightest foam grip is still Scott's at 7gr a pair. More comfortable than the Crank Bros too...
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