Ritchey WCS Grip

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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

User Reviews (12)

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Ze_Zaskar   [Sep 01, 2012]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

On some technical terrains an harder grip provides more control

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
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Ecogeek   Cross Country Rider [Jul 15, 2010]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: Lots of grips but nothing foam. Ergon. Rocky Mountain. ODI. Lizard Skinz. Sram (twist shift).
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
spartan034   Racer [Dec 14, 2009]
Strength:

Light cheap comfortable

Weakness:

Soaks up water

What should be stock on bikes

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RATING
4
VALUE
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5
Mitchel   Cross Country Rider [Dec 27, 2007]
Strength:

Light, good grip

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: specialized
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
James   Cross Country Rider [Feb 06, 2002]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None as of yet

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...............

Similar Products Used: Yeti & Marin OEM
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Eddie   [Nov 15, 2006]
Strength:

Comfortable, Lightweight, Perfect Grips!

Weakness:

Hard to get on and off!!

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.

Similar Products Used: Ouri and Porkrinds
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Flava   Weekend Warrior [Jan 28, 2004]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

LOOK AWFUL!!!....

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

Similar Products Used: OURY ATB
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
dave lynch   Racer [Sep 21, 2006]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Alejo Catalejo   Weekend Warrior [Feb 24, 2003]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: S-works, Ritchey true, lots of crap.
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
FredV   Cross-Country Rider [May 28, 1999]
Strength:

Light, comfy

Weakness:

Wear fast

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

Similar Products Used: Oury, Specialized, SRAM, Coda
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RATING
4
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