Ritchey TGV Grip

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Ritchey TGV Grip 

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Ritchey TGV

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[Apr 21, 2011]
Fred Bassett
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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!

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 28, 2008]
hyebyker
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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...

Weakness:

...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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

stock diamondback crap, but it was nothing like these.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 20, 2004]
Nick

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used:

WTB dual-compound. Onza Oury. Ritchey True.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 07, 2001]
Josh
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Cheap! Pretty comfortable (before and after they split)

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Crappy stock grips on my bike.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 10, 2006]
GlowBoy
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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!

Similar Products Used:

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

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Apr 16, 2001]
Jocko
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

nice dual compound, sticky, didn't rotate.

Weakness:

cheap, cheap, cheap

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.

Similar Products Used:

Pedro's

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 13, 2000]
Swamp Monster
Racer

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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!!!

AS ABOVE

Similar Products Used:

Oury,
Specialized,
Coda,
WTB,
Profile.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
[Oct 27, 2000]
Stephen
Racer

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

ODI yeti dual compound... very nice

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 12, 2000]
Special Ed
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Price, Look, and good ol Ritchey Design

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

The crap that came stock on my MTB

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 01, 2004]
Brandon
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

none so far

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.

Similar Products Used:

cheap Raleigh grips that came on back

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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