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Ritchey TGV Grip

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Ritchey TGV


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fred Bassett a Cross Country Rider from RI

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2011

Strengths:    The TGV grips by Ritchey are some of the best I have ever used. The outside is tacky and allows the rider to use "soft hands" specifically because of the bulge in the middle. This proves to be awesome in go fast racing conditions or anytime it is wet out... Riding with soft hands allows the rider to go harder and longer because the energy involved to hold on and control the bike is very low, and also because there is less shock transmitted to the body then when you have a death grip on the bars, like with any pencil grip.

Weaknesses:    I think that all the gripes about these grips wearing out are really funny! They are $7 retail you bunch of cheap tards! They are made out of rubber and yes they will wear! But the guys complaining about this are probably the same clowns that wear tires down until they are threadbare and run drivetrains until the bike is practically unridable! Give me a break! The only "real" weakness of this product is that they probably will not fit someone with less than medium size hands very well.

Bottom Line:   
I think I covered it,but if you want a great grip that allows a light touch at the bars regardless of conditions then buy these! They don't slip, wear well, are light enough and will keep you fresh through a 20+ mile Expert race! ~ Keep the rubber side down!

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Favorite Trail:   Big River/ Arcadia

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   My Shop

Similar Products Used:   Oury- good but linear requiring higher grip pressure, they are comfy though. Specialized stock pencil grips- Terrible/ burn them - give them to charity, your hands will thank you... lots of other lock ons, None are as good as these if you have a medium to large hand.

Bike Setup:   Scott Scale Pro Carbon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by hyebyker a Weekend Warrior from San Jose

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2008

Strengths:    it was really cheap at performance, but the ourys were about the same price. they haven't budged since i go them on. mine had fairly squishy rubber...

Weaknesses:    ...which wasn't comfortable. the ergonomic shape is more uncomfortable than anything, and doesn't feel right. the outer rubber has already worn down to flat rubber.

Bottom Line:   
these grips suck. they wore down really fast, and i don't ride more than a couple times a week. every time i stop riding there's tiny pieces of rubber all over my hand. It never split like other people have said, though.

the ergo shape should help, but it really doesn't. the bumpt in the middle seems small, so maybe it would work for someone with small hands. luckily my hands don't get numb, but im sure they would if i did anything long.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   stock diamondback crap, but it was nothing like these.

Bike Setup:   almost stock 07 diamondback reponse.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by GlowBoy a Cross Country Rider from Portland OR

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2006

Strengths:    Didn't cost anything because they came on my wife's bike.

Weaknesses:    Hard, rough surface is uncomfortable even with gloves. Center hump leads to discomfort and numbness.

Bottom Line:   
These grips suck. The textured surface is is raised too high and made of too hard of a material. Without gloves they're very rough on your hands, and pretty uncomfortable even with gloves on. Not very cushy either. GONG!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike (REI Novara Amiga)

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey True Grips (even cheaper, and awesome!), Yeti Hard Cores, Oury lock-on, others.

Bike Setup:   '99 Novara Amiga hardtail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brandon a Cross Country Rider from Johnson City, TN

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2004

Strengths:    Price, soft compound that feels good with or without gloves, no slipping

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I would highly recommend these if you like a soft, aggresive grip style. If you like your grips more firm, these aren't for you.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   cheap Raleigh grips that came on back

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M60

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Nick from Cape Town, South Africa

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2004

Weaknesses:    Profile on grip too strong which makes them uncomfortable without gloves. Started to split after about 2 months.

Bottom Line:   
Not worthy of the Ritchey name! My favourite is still the WTB dual-compound

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Favorite Trail:   Majik Forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   chainreactioncycles.com

Similar Products Used:   WTB dual-compound. Onza Oury. Ritchey True.

Bike Setup:   1994 Kona Cindercone/XT/Duke XCs/Mavic X517

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Phil a Cross Country Rider from Louisville, CO

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2003

Strengths:    Fairly comfortable. No rotating.

Weaknesses:    Split after a few rides. The outer layer developed a crack which spread halfway across one of the grips.

Bottom Line:   
These grips are junk. I've had grips that lasted five years or more, until the material disintegrated. These things split after only a few rides. Do not buy!! I usually ride every weekend when the weather is nice.

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Favorite Trail:   No Way

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   7

Similar Products Used:   Yeti grips that came with the bike. They were very uncomfortable. Why do companies think that molding their name into the grip makes it better?

Bike Setup:   Yeti

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dylan mitchelllllllllllllll a Cross Country Rider from To-ron-to

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2002

Strengths:    best performing grip i've ever used! fits my huge meathooks very well, good balance between soft and firm, doesn't twist too much, nice contours and texture

Weaknesses:    the bike i'm building isn't done yet, and even the light riding i've done on it is showing moderate wear

Bottom Line:   
again, excellent grips, but you will have to replace them every season, great value

5 turds value, 4 turds overall for moderatelly fast wear

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Favorite Trail:   haliburton highlands

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   bike depot

Similar Products Used:   stock grips, round, little texture, way hard rubber

Bike Setup:   custom built chromoly, shimano lx/alivio, bitex hubs, alex rims, avid cantis w/moonlite xc boosters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Weekend Warrior from Carrollton, Ga, USA

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap! Pretty comfortable (before and after they split)

Weaknesses:    After about one month the outer layer split, exposing the inner layer.

Bottom Line:   
These are great grips for the money. I bought them because they were the cheapest at REI. The comfort didn't change much after they split, so I can live with them until this poor college student can save enough money for some new ones. I really like the hump in the middle of the grip, it fits my medium sized hands well. After a couple hours of riding my pinky fingers do get a little numb (maybe I grip too hard). One of the end caps didn't last that long, but that's because I messed it up when I was putting it in. Great grips for the money.

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Favorite Trail:   Yellow River

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Crappy stock grips on my bike.

Bike Setup:   Giant Yukon SE, pretty much stock and a couple of upgrades.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jocko a Weekend Warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2001

Strengths:    nice dual compound, sticky, didn't rotate.

Weaknesses:    cheap, cheap, cheap

Bottom Line:   
They're thicker than I was used to, but after a while felt pretty good. Had no problems with slipping/rotation, but after a few moderate rides the out layer split the length of the grip exposing the inner compound through a 1/2 inch wide crack. Lame. I don't ride nearly as much as I should, so it was dissapointed that these split after not much use. I rode my Pedro's for over 4,500 miles on my old GT, and never had a problem. It's that dang foamy outer layer that did Ritchey in. I guess they get some stars for only being $6. I would recommend them if you want a different look, and you only ride around the block in your Tevas.

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Favorite Trail:   Mary's Loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Excel

Similar Products Used:   Pedro's

Bike Setup:   'Cuda Comp, Marzocchi, LX 9 spd

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Swamp Monster a Racer from Perth --Western Australia

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2000

Strengths:    Look and feel fantastic for the 1st month
Do not rotate at all and are resonably easy to install and remove


Weaknesses:    These things will disintegrate before your very eyes.
Absoulutely no durability what so ever.What good is a grip that can not withstand the use of riding gloves.Thank F@#k their cheap."Ritchy Logic"-UUUUMMMM!!!


Bottom Line:   
AS ABOVE

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Favorite Trail:   Eastern Scarp

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Oury,
Specialized,
Coda,
WTB,
Profile.



Bike Setup:   Cannondale Hardie

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stephen a Racer from San Francisco

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2000

Strengths:    soft rubber, lots of grips in mud, just the grips that has everything u wants

Weaknesses:    worn out 2 months after i brought it.... the entire grip is fine but the place near the end of the bar can worn out very fast>>> u gotta buy a extra ones at home. and once it worn out, it hurt your hands while you a riding>>> it really hurts>>one solutions.... rotate your grips often, also it tend to slip around the handle bar> damn scary. so i recommend put something to make it tight.

Bottom Line:   
ritchey did a very good job in this grip, as long it is new and don't slip, it rocks. but this is a grip tht you need to pay attenion often. often it is too soft becasue it actually makes you grab the bar very tight...but to all grip companies... please make all grips more durable>>> we don't wanna change grips very three months. it's not about the price, but it is annoying.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   ODI yeti dual compound... very nice

Bike Setup:   something that is very nice..........

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Special Ed a Cross Country Rider from Lost Angeles

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2000

Strengths:    Price, Look, and good ol Ritchey Design

Weaknesses:    None, well.... except for..... nope none

Bottom Line:   
Awesome grips, that really do ge tthe job done, That hump in the middle is cool because your hand fits around it. The grips work too well. I love these grips. If you have got average sized or large hands buy em, but if you got little hands go for a more flat grip. These grips were real cheap, I picked em up at REI (yeah REI rules!!!) for 5 bucks. Its so cool.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere in the Santa Monica Mountains

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   The crap that came stock on my MTB

Bike Setup:   trek 7000 lx/xt, race lite wheels, BG pro MTB saddle,

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dirtcrab a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2000

Strengths:    Inexpensive

Bottom Line:   
First, my disclaimer: Me, woman. Small hands. The hump in the middle of these grips makes my hands sore during long rides. The best way to describe it is that the hump makes my hand rest on the grip in an unnatural position which leads to fatigue for my pinkie and thumb muscles.

Other than that, they appear to be a decent grip and would recommend them if you have bigger hands that actualy fit the grip properly.

For me personally -- I'll be buying something different. Only paid about $5.00 so it's nothing major.

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Favorite Trail:   Cuyamaca Canyon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Rich a Cross-Country Rider from Daytona Beach, FL

Date Reviewed: September 23, 1999

Strengths:    
Nice looking
Beefy!!
Ergonomic


Weaknesses:    
None thus far


Bottom Line:   
Well, for all around purposes, these grips get the job done, and get it done well!!! There is a hump in the center for your palms to fit around it perfectly. Water tends to make them a little slick till they get worked in. After that, it's hard to get your hands off them. I've been around lots of bikes and experienced many grips, and I highly recommend them. 5 Flaming weiners!

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Favorite Trail:   
Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Generic neoprene


Bike Setup:   
Full suspension

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