What grips?

Moodyman

Guru
My commuter is a flat bar chromo frame & forks. Very comfy aside the handlebar grips.

I feel every vibration and hands go number after while (yes I wear padded mitts). Looking to replace with alternatives. What do I need to look for in new grips?
 

tyred

Legendary Member
Location
Ireland
Personally, I would wrap them with cork handlebar tape. Put it on nice and thick if you need more cushioning.
 
OP
Moodyman

Moodyman

Guru
Thanks All.

Next question....

...I have good bar ends, which I wish to retain.

How easy would it be to cut the inner end of the Ergon grips so that they move inward to allow space for a bar ends?

Is the material rubber or other 'uncuttable' materials?
 
Location
Edinburgh
The Ergon grips in the link come with thier own bar ends, but they do have ones without.

I think that they are designed to fit so that they are secured by a ring that clamps on the end of the bar. I don't think it is possible to fit any bar ends outboard of this clamp. I could be wrong.
 
OP
Moodyman

Moodyman

Guru
Thanks Touche. I'm interested in the GP1, which has no bar ends.

Spoke to a couple of bike shops that sell them. Yes, it's possible to cut about 1 inch off the inner part of the grip to allow it to move inward.

This then creates space at the end to attach your own bar ends.

Have ordered a set. Thanks again all.
 
Top Bottom