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Ritchey WCS Grip

4.42/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $8.50


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The WCSTrue Grips feature aTough neoprene foamThat is comfortable and grippy in any condition.Tough neoprene foam is superlight, plush and grippy even in wet conditions Slim anatomical shape One ofThe lightest grips available


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ze_Zaskar

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2012

Strengths:    Cheap, easy to instal, light, great touch, vibration damping, confort

Weaknesses:    On some technical terrains an harder grip provides more control

Bottom Line:   
I ride exclusively a rigid 29er and this grips provide great confort. The foam dampens those anoying high freq vibration and are really confortable, even without gloves

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ecogeek a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2010

Strengths:    LIGHT. Good value. Easy to cut if you want to trim off a little to save space/weight or fit them perfectly w bar-end clamps or to save weight with Sram twist-shifters.

Weaknesses:    Soak up water. A little stretchy so if you ride hard and don't fit these with something sticky (hairspray) they can move gradually on long rides.

Bottom Line:   
I love these grips on my XC rig. They do the job. They weigh v little.
See the weaknesses above.
If you race in wet weather the extra water you are carrying in the grips might not make them quite so light. But your gloves will still grip them fine.
Without gloves? I don't know.
Fit these with a good bit of hairspray and they stick pretty well. There is a lock-on version, but obviously you can't trim that and it's going to weigh (and cost) more.
You can have 3 sets of these for the price too.
I highly recommend this product for XC riders.
Mine are specifically the WCS Ergo w the bulge. I don't find them the most comfortable thing ever, but they are fine. And weight is the reason you buy these. If we all cared about nothing but comfort, we'd all be using Ergons on a couch with wheels.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6.00

Similar Products Used:   Lots of grips but nothing foam. Ergon. Rocky Mountain. ODI. Lizard Skinz. Sram (twist shift).

Bike Setup:   KHS XC Team.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by spartan034 a Racer from Dahlonega

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2009

Strengths:    Light cheap comfortable

Weaknesses:    Soaks up water

Bottom Line:   
What should be stock on bikes

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mitchel a Cross Country Rider from Neherlands

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2007

Strengths:    Light, good grip

Weaknesses:    Not as comfortable as I thought, act like a sponge in wet weather

Bottom Line:   
They are not too expensive and very light, but they are not as comfortable as I thought. On longer rides (> 2 hours) I experienced the problem that my ringfingers started to feel numb.

On wet rides, they absorb like a sponge, however without loosing too much of their grip.

Despite the higher weight, I think the Ergon (GR/GX2) grips or specialized BG grips are the best for marathon bike rides.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $10.00

Similar Products Used:   specialized

Bike Setup:   Orbea Alma Team & Epic Expert 2008

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eddie from Wilmette

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2006

Strengths:    Comfortable, Lightweight, Perfect Grips!

Weaknesses:    Hard to get on and off!!

Bottom Line:   
These grips are the ones that should come stock on every bike. They are extremely comfortable and and the foam is just wonderful to have in your hand in while riding. They are very lightweight at 51g. The titec porkrides came out to 18g but they are as stiff as a rock. The wcs grips are plush and comfortable.
The Ouri's were 102g and were too hard and rubbery. I guess with gloves it's fine but I prefer the WCS over any of them.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $9.00

Similar Products Used:   Ouri and Porkrinds


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dave lynch a Racer from australia

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2006

Strengths:    light,comfortable,at 54g they are about 30 to 40 grams lighter then most grips

Weaknesses:    not as light as titec pork rind. 54g ves 22g

Bottom Line:   
got these for the light weight.but they are comfortable to use. one of the best value ways to get the weight down.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   lifecycles

Bike Setup:   nrs air.23lbs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Flava a Weekend Warrior from cun-Dinamarca

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2004

Strengths:    Really soft and give good grip in all kinds of weather. Dont move at all from the handlebars.

Weaknesses:    LOOK AWFUL!!!....

Bottom Line:   
If it is just the weight you are looking for, then these are the grips for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Moesgård

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Rolsted cykler

Similar Products Used:   OURY ATB

Bike Setup:   Giant NRS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alejo Catalejo a Weekend Warrior from Gaüses , Catalunya.

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2003

Strengths:    Weigh nothing. Foam feels the best. Don´t move at all.

Weaknesses:    Ok, maybe are weaker than others, you have to be very carefull taking them off.

Bottom Line:   
My favorite grips. They might wear faster and be a bit exp. for a grip but they have the best feel I have found.I replace them for another set when they wear out without even looking to anything else ( and this is 2 to 3 times a year)
Also found them to be the only ones that stay in place no mather the weather or long rides...
However ,be very carefull becouse they rip-off very easily if you try to take them off with the screwdriver method.Patience. The best for installing I found it to be alcohol, foam lets it evaporate very well afterwards.
Excelent.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   S-works, Ritchey true, lots of crap.

Bike Setup:   XC steel HT.Mars cl, flat handlebar,Rapid fire XT and Avid Brake levers.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Olson a Racer from San Mateo

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2002

Strengths:    Don't slip on the bars, easy on the hands, light weight


Weaknesses:    ?? Maybe they tear a little easier than other types of rubber



Bottom Line:   
These grips have everything I need: They are comfortable and they don't slip on the bars. I have them on several bikes on both aluminum and carbon bars and have yet to have a problem with them slipping. As a bonus they are super lightweight.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   Denny Bicycles Ukiah

Similar Products Used:   wtb dual compound, wtb trail grips, ritchey true grips (kraton rubber), various others


Bike Setup:   Soulcraft option3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Providence, RI

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2002

Strengths:    Grip(the opposing shark tooth pattern) & the soft compound used.

Weaknesses:    None as of yet

Bottom Line:   
Good grips they have held up and not worn down, yet remain soft. I would as a rule recommend replacing anything on a bike with that which you can pick up at your local Motocross store(so long as it fits without modification).
Ritchey makes good stuff though...............

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Yeti & Marin OEM

Bike Setup:   Marin Nail Trail

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by FredV a Cross-Country Rider from Lyon, France

Date Reviewed: May 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Light, comfy


Weaknesses:    
Wear fast


Bottom Line:   
Very nive feeling, very comfy, very light, they do wear a little fast, but that's the price to pay for lightness.

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Favorite Trail:   
Big climbs, great descents

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Oury, Specialized, SRAM, Coda


Bike Setup:   
F2000 98

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Patrick Wullaert a Cross-Country Rider from De Klinge, Belgium

Date Reviewed: May 6, 1999

Strengths:    
Weight


Weaknesses:    
Wear


Bottom Line:   
The Ritchey grips are good 'n' comfy and light but wear too quickly. They also tend to slip too much.

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Favorite Trail:   
La Roche, Belgium

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Onza


Bike Setup:   
Aeroline

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