Ritchey WCS Grip

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Ritchey WCS Grip 

DESCRIPTION

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

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[Aug 30, 2018]
Rontenbichler


Strength:

Strength: - comfortable, even without gloves - good damping - cheap

Weakness:

Weakness: - durability! After a few weeks of use the foam starts cracking. I've been using Ritchey true grips for about 8 years now on Mountainbikes and a street bike. For the last three years, the foam of the wcs true grips shows very bad durability. It starts with short cracks that open up more and more. On my street bike (for commuting) they last max. 1 year. On another bike (MTB) I still have a pair that ist 8 years old and still fine.

Price Paid:
8 Euros
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2017
OVERALL
RATING
2
[Sep 01, 2012]
Ze_Zaskar

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
[Jul 15, 2010]
Ecogeek
Cross Country Rider

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).

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 14, 2009]
spartan034
Racer

Strength:

Light cheap comfortable

Weakness:

Soaks up water

What should be stock on bikes

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

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
[Feb 06, 2002]
James
Cross Country Rider

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 15, 2006]
Eddie

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 28, 2004]
Flava
Weekend Warrior

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
[Sep 21, 2006]
dave lynch
Racer

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
[Feb 24, 2003]
Alejo Catalejo
Weekend Warrior

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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