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Looking for recommendations.
Did the Merida 24hr down here in Australia on the weekend.
Rocky course which is similar to what I can expect at the Worlds in October.

Was using Ergons with built in bar ends but these grips are too big for my hands meaning that I was gripping mainly with my fingers and ended up with blistered hands as a result.

Thinking I might go back to ESI's but need a bar end that will work well with these.
I tried a set of cheap Singletrack Solutions but these sit higher than the actual grip and I ended up with sore hands as a result.

What is good??

A pic just because I can.

 

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TR said:
Was using Ergons with built in bar ends but these grips are too big for my hands meaning that I was gripping mainly with my fingers and ended up with blistered hands as a result.
What size Ergon grips are you using? Small or Large? The Large is not that well suited for mtbing or racing because of what you just stated. I would only choose Large for mtbing if you are wearing a XXL glove or larger. Worldwide, the Small size makes up 95% of our total grip sales.

Ideally, for racing applications, the GX are best suited. Personally, I am a fan of the GX3.

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I like the cheap, non-carbon Specialized bar ends called -- hah hah -- Overendz.

They aren't the sturdiest, and I've broken two in three years, but they are cheap and really comfy.

A very inexpensive experiment, in any case.
 

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The Cane Creeks are my choice, I've tried @ everything and they're still the best IMHO.
I love Cane Creeks but do not want to have to use lock on grips as I am yet to find one that I like for long distance events (24hr solo).
 

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ERGON said:
What size Ergon grips are you using? Small or Large? The Large is not that well suited for mtbing or racing because of what you just stated. I would only choose Large for mtbing if you are wearing a XXL glove or larger. Worldwide, the Small size makes up 95% of our total grip sales.

Ideally, for racing applications, the GX are best suited. Personally, I am a fan of the GX3.

Jeff K
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Jeff
Pretty sure that mine are GX2's.
I have had them a while so not 100% sure.
I also have some GX1's but I want/need bar ends for 24hr solo's.
Where does it tell you what size these are suited for??
 

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Well there you go.
You may have solved my issue.
I was sure the ones I have used in the past were lock on only.
 

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Jeff
Pretty sure that mine are GX2's.
I have had them a while so not 100% sure.
I also have some GX1's but I want/need bar ends for 24hr solo's.
Where does it tell you what size these are suited for??
If you are indeed using the GX model grips....these are actually smaller than the 'Small' sized other grips we produce. The GX grips only come in once size. They are as minimal as we can get with the 'winged' grips to still hold the form and function that Ergon is known for.

Jeff K
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I like the cheap, non-carbon Specialized bar ends called -- hah hah -- Overendz.

They aren't the sturdiest, and I've broken two in three years, but they are cheap and really comfy.

A very inexpensive experiment, in any case.
Another vote for the cheaper Overendz version. The cheaper version has a rubberized coating that is grippy and matches my ESI grips very well. I would highly recommend!
 

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I just bought a pair of Ergon GX1's and used them for a 12 hour race after never using them before, they were a size large but i loved them!! I would like to try the ones with barends but i havn't used barends at all this year yet so i didn't want to make that much of a radicle change.
 

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I have found that the grip position caused my sore fingers, more than the size. I had the "wings" pointing too far down. I found when standing I couldn't hold on properly causing me to try grip with the fingers causing lots of pain!

Proper orientation of the grips solved the issue.
 

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TR said:
I love Cane Creeks but do not want to have to use lock on grips as I am yet to find one that I like for long distance events (24hr solo).
Lock on grips aren't required, I use ESI "Chunkys" with them.
 

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I just use some Ritchey WCS SL's. I cut about a 1/4inch off the end, and then wrap the bars and barends in bar tape. Then just put the end of the tape under the plug for the barend. It works pretty good, and it gives you the ability to make the grips as big or small as you like.
 
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