Bontrager Ergo Grip

4.25/5 (12 Reviews)
Weight : 70 grams MSRP : $12.50


Product Description

  • New ergonomic design: small diameter at inboard flange enables better access to controls; built up at palm and heel of hand for comfort
  • Dual compound molding makes super soft grip surface possible


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    Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: February 12, 2007

    Strengths:    Erogonomic design, soft compound, great cushioning & a funky new texture/pattern.

    Weaknesses:    Hard to clean when you get sand in/on them, wears slower then stock 1996 GT Ricochet grips but faster then Yeti soft grips. Takes up a lot of real estate on your handlebars.

    Bottom Line:   
    A good grip that came stock on my 2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk. A bit of a pain to clean sand out of all the little nooks and crannies. They took up too much space on my handlebar as I also mounted an Air Zound II air horn, Planet Bike Protege 9.0 cyclocomputer and a BLT Metrino 15 night light system.
    Bottom Line: I hated to cut these off my handelbars when I put Yeti soft grips on as they still had life left in them.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Stock on my 2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk - Earl's Cycle (closed 2003)

    Similar Products Used:   Stock GT grips on my 1996 GT Ricochet & Yeti soft grips.

    Bike Setup:   2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Owen Bannister a Weekend Warrior from Ipswich, Suffolk, England

    Date Reviewed: January 9, 2007

    Strengths:    Fills palm nicely, very comfortable

    Weaknesses:    None yet

    Bottom Line:   
    Very comfortable grip.
    That's it. What more do you want?
    They fill the gap in your palm that flat grips don't.
    Get them.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized Enduro

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic for XC

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Adam Z a Weekend Warrior from Concord CA

    Date Reviewed: November 7, 2006

    Strengths:    So comfortable and absorbs a little vibration

    Weaknesses:    When I wear my Fox gloves they feel better then when I wear my Novara's. Just the fit of the glove mostly.

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy these if you ride bare-handed. They are so comfortable. If you don't ride bare-handed buy these and you won't need gloves.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $8.00

    Purchased At:   Copeland Sports

    Similar Products Used:   Stock Iron Horse grips

    Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Outlaw with Azonic handlebar and Fox fork

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by loonyOne a Weekend Warrior from Waterloo, IA, USA

    Date Reviewed: November 20, 2005

    Strengths:    Nice design with the two-toned color. "Ergo" has a good feel barehanded.

    Weaknesses:    "Ergo" portion caused additional pain in my Carpal Tunnel area.

    Bottom Line:   
    First off, I'm an Oury guy. These came on my newly puchased bike and I liked the barehanded feel...in the garage. However, this raised portion of the grip made my Carpal Tunnel pain even worse than it usually is. I fight with it all the time, but it's not been this bad in a long time. I'll toss them into the garage bin and put some Oury's on next week. I won't buy these in the future.

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    Favorite Trail:   Sugar Bottom

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Purchased At:   Came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   Oury, Coda, Serfas, and many others


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by jw a Weekend Warrior from kentucky

    Date Reviewed: May 14, 2004

    Strengths:    easy instillation, nice looking

    Weaknesses:    dont even thinking about riding with these in wet conditions. any think longer than a 20 minute ride and you can expect to be scrubbing the black off your hands. I have only been using them for around 3 months and they are wherin out very fast loosing there grip.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought these grips after reading the wonderfull reviews on www.mtbr.com man where they wrong stay away from bontrager grips You can get more grip for your money elsewhere.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   local bike shop

    Bike Setup:   2003 trek 6700

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bruce Brown a Cross Country Rider from Des Moines, IA

    Date Reviewed: September 4, 2003

    Strengths:    Very comfortable, tacky grip that feels good in your hand. I also like the fact that this grip is a tad longer than many others available. Good for those of us with big hands and the "ergo" portion of the middle of the grip helps fill that spot in the palm up.

    Weaknesses:    None that I have detected in the past 18 months.

    Bottom Line:   
    My 2002 Trek 8000 came with these grips and they are still going strong 19 months later. I just bought a new pair of the Bontrager Ergo grips to replace a pair of worn out Serfas on my Trek 820. My local LBS had some in stock (albeit with bar plugs rather than the full rubber grip like on my 8000) and when compared to everything else they had - these just still felt the best to buy.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $12.99

    Purchased At:   Bike World

    Similar Products Used:   Serfas, SRAM grips, Specialized, Blackwall and a few others.

    Bike Setup:   Trek 8000
    Trek 820
    Karate Monkey

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by eman a Downhiller from nj

    Date Reviewed: July 30, 2003

    Strengths:    comfortable

    Weaknesses:    when i was putting them on i used water, and it seems the grips won't work well in the rain without gloves

    Bottom Line:   
    These are nice grips, it has that budge in the middle for your palm, and and seems like it will be comfortable over long rides.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   high gear cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   stock grips on trek 820, they wore out after around 1300miles. they wore out at more like 800, but i kept using them

    Bike Setup:   trek 820

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sprocketeer a Cross Country Rider from Narashino, Chiba, Japan (native of New York)

    Date Reviewed: February 11, 2003

    Strengths:    They're good grips in every way grips might be described.

    Much better than any other grips I've ever used.


    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I've always had problems with grips. You name it, from pain to a bad hold to just plain wearing out in no time.

    These are undoubtably the best grips I've ever used.

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    Favorite Trail:   This one

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Came stock on my 2002 Trek 8000

    Similar Products Used:   I've used a lot of grips. At one point I was pretty much going through grips at about a pair every 2 or 3 months.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TimmyK a Cross Country Rider from New York

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2002

    Strengths:    As others have said, very comfortable.

    Weaknesses:    Wears fast but still grip well.

    Bottom Line:   
    Though these may wear fast, they remain very grippy and comfortable. I have a new set waiting to go on, but the old ones just keep holding up. The only real reason to change em now, is because they look so ratty. Work very well with a lightly padded glove (see TLD XC gloves-5 flames).

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $11.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   SRAM grips


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Steven Zellers a Weekend Warrior from Sterling Heights

    Date Reviewed: April 18, 2002

    Strengths:    Grips have a ergonomic buldge in the middle that fits the concave shape of your hand. Dual compound allows for zero slippage and a super soft/tacky grip surface.

    Weaknesses:    Super soft grips like this tend to wear very quickly. I toasted these grips in 2 Michigan riding seasons, but it would be very easy to wear them out in one.

    Bottom Line:   
    I would recommend these grips to anyone looking for a more comfortable grip. Keith makes good quality stuff for a reasonable price.

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    Favorite Trail:   Pontiac Lake Loop

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Prestige Bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   grip shift grips

    Bike Setup:   2000 model year Trek 8000, all stock parts (note: these grips came with the bike)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Alex a Cross Country Rider from South Glastonbury, CT

    Date Reviewed: March 28, 2002

    Strengths:    comfy, soft

    Weaknesses:    wear fast

    Bottom Line:   
    Great grip that is real grippy and comfortable.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Stock w/ Trek 6700

    Bike Setup:   Trek 6700

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mossy a Cross Country Rider from Santa Cruz

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2002

    Strengths:    small diameter, light, ergo design very comfy

    Weaknesses:    soft rubber, pattern wears quickly

    Bottom Line:   
    A nice smaller-diameter grip. Ive since gone to thicker (Oury) grips, but I find these are a nice alternative when I want a change.. The ergo bulge in the middle is quite comfy and the pattern is grippy, though it does wear out quickly..Overall, good stuff from KB, as usual

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    Favorite Trail:   whereyouaint

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Oury

    Bike Setup:   Used on Hellbent XC

    Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

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