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Ergon Performance Grips

by RL Policar

Disclaimer: As a product reviewer for Commute By Bike, I am providing my unbiased opinion of any products provided to us by any company. I do not posses any type of relationship with the product’s company or parent companies. Companies that send in their goods to be reviewed do not compensate me in any way.

My background: I am 5’7?, 190 lbs (give or take). I am a bicycle commuter that travels 34 miles round trip and I am also mountain biker.

Testing Grounds: Fullerton Loop, Turnbull Canyon, Peter’s Canyon and the Streets of Orange County Ca.

Overview: Ergon Performance Grips feature optimal pressure distribution on the palm which prevents soreness and numbness.

Optimal pressure distribution on the palm prevents soreness and numbness
Angle of support is easily adjustable
Women’s models are great for anybody with small hands

About Me:
I like beer, bikes and buffets. I am your typical weekend warrior and occasional racer. I look for the same things as most guys would in bikes and accessories, “as long as it works and its affordable!”

Product Tested: Ergon Performance Grips

First Impressions and Comments: I was given the small pair by Steve Boemke (Ergon’s PR Man).When I first got them, I was a bit skeptical. First of all. it looked pretty unique and I didn’t think much of it. My immediate thought was that my whole hand wouldn’t be able to grab the grip.  The installation was super easy, no fuss there. Grips are actually very comfortable.

Strengths: Where do I begin? As I’ve mentioned already, these grips are very comfortable. They are so comfy, that I forgot that I was even using them. When gripping them, my fingers doesn’t actually go all the way around the grips. The only finger that grabs the whole thing was my thumb (Just look at the picture).

Weaknesses: Um….None! There is nothing negative about these grips. Every time I am on the trail, I tell people, “Go on, grab it!” and once they do, they immediately know why I love these grips.

Summary:

Overall, I was very surprised by these grips and was amazed on their performance. I thought that I would have a hard time using these grips due to its shape. But I was proven wrong in a split second. Once I mounted my bike, and grabbed on, these grips were kinda like a nice soft pillowy bed for my hands. Ok, pillowy may sound too fluffy, but seriously! These grips are so amazing! I couldn’t believe how well they contoured to my hands and how rested my hands were even while I was going down some switch backs in Turnbull Canyon.

Would I recommend it? Heck yeah I would! There’s no reason for me to tell people not to get these! Everyone that has tried them on my bike absolutely loves them! Again, I TOTALLY RECOMMEND ERGON GRIPS! But if you do, you may want to get the “women’s” or “small” sizes. Unless you have super large banana hands, then go for the large. But what I tested are the small size.
The Ergon Grips are far more superior to any grips I’ve ever ridden with and probably better than the ones you have on your bike now. Make sure you go to your LBS and check them out.

For more info on any Ergon products, CLICK HERE!

You can pretty much find these grips any where. Or HERE.

 
The Chariot Summer Sale - 2013

4 Responses to “Ergon Performance Grips”

  1. Garbageman says:

    Does anyone know if these will fit with GripShift and Bar Ends? I have a messed up Nevicular Bone in my wrist and these sound like a perfect remedy for the pain and numbness. The bar I have now is the Easton/Cannondale Competition.

    Thanks,
    Garbageman

  2. Moe says:

    Yes! They do have special Grips for GripsShift bikes. Check out http://commutebybike.com/2006/05/31/ergon-grips-first-impression/

    I installed them on the Xootr Swift, best grips I’ve ever ridden.

  3. dave says:

    I just rode these grips, as the rest of the boys on my team at the 24 hours of Big Bear West Virginia. Maybe not a big deal, but we have all raced single speed / rigid bikes for the last 7 years there. I feel qualified to tell you they are life changing, and fantastic! I did wear some ‘overly’ gelled gloves by Pearl Izumi, which, on their own would have been fantastic, but with the added depth it did make the grip a hair sketchy on the crazy steep, long, and fast downhill (my hands tended to slip forward, but understand again, single/rigid/rocky/very steep) – I rode other laps with my regular low padded Fox gloves and not even a remote problem. Buy ‘em. Go buy ‘em.

  4. Mr_Andersen says:

    My Giant Tran Send DX shipped with these grips. They are quite comfortable. Commuting 17 miles each way (like there original reviewer) is no problem. I will add that it is important to get them angled jut right. My wife has a new Trek that has a very similar design. It makes sense to offer more support where the palm wants the weight to go. I do get occasional numbness though not always or often.

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