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Customer grips that fit M type bars

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by berylthebrompton, 23 Dec 2016.

  1. berylthebrompton

    berylthebrompton Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Hello

    I am considering getting some custom grips for my Brompton with M Type bars. I have read good things about Ergon grips, but it seems most have to be cut to fit the M type bars. I have seen that the shortened "gripshift" versions fit without any modification, but they seem so short I am not sure how comfortable they would end up being. Does anybody have any experience with the gripshift versions on M type bars? Or any alternate grips that work well with M type bars?

    Cheers,

    James
     
  2. 12boy

    12boy Active Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    He is out at the moment but Rivendell bikes have a $10 dutch Paddle grip. I have them on my Brompton and Swift and they leave room for brakes, shifter, and bar ends. Much tougher than the foamie Brompton stock ones.
     
  3. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Active Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    PDW Whiskey grips are lovely things to put your hands on. Won't be able to check them against a stock M-type until I go home after xmas... I've got a slightly shorter set of carbon bars on my H-type at the moment and the grips are a fraction long... I'm planning on extending my bars half an inch each side to make them fit better..
     
  4. 12boy

    12boy Active Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    gt5DPG-2_grande.jpg Opposite ends of the price spectrum from Whisky grips which are very nice but cannot be shortened.
     

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  5. CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Formerly Trikeman

    Location:
    London
    The grip shift version of Ergon grips are perfect.

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  6. mitchibob

    mitchibob Regular

    Location:
    London, UK
    I put Ergon GP2 grips (small size) on my M-bars and only had to move the brake levers a small amount, less than 10mm I'd say.
     
  7. Lovely grips but it's the ruler I love. Ah, American childhood school days.
     

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  8. berylthebrompton

    berylthebrompton Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    How comfy are they though? I am concered there isn't much of a straight section left on the handle bars for fingers!
     

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  9. bikegang

    bikegang Mod before ride, my bike my style...

    Location:
    Newcastle, England

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  10. 12boy

    12boy Active Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    I had a pair of the cork ergons and they were very nice albeit heavy. Unfortunately, The cork kind of fell apart after a while, due, I suppose, to my corrosive sweat. They did last a few years though.
     
  11. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Active Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    I know what you mean re the price, I only bought mine cos they were on sale and colour matched my Racing Green frame... If I stick together a "winter" Brompton out of all the bits I'm replacing on Henrietta then the one thing that will look like new bits will likely be another set of Whiskeys...
     

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  12. CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Formerly Trikeman

    Location:
    London
    Really comfy!
     
  13. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Active Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    Yes, on the Whiskey's you sort of rest your palms on the flat bits and loop a couple of fingers round the brakes, and that's about it, you don't really "grip" the grips at all.... and by heck it is more comfortable than any cylindrical grip. Even through gloves it feels nicer to touch than the old foam grips...
    ...
     
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  14. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    I may have purchased several items as a result of this thread. Damn you!


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