mudpie said:I Run the Luvs on my SS as well and really like the foam grips with the rigid set up
I always thought that about foam grips till I tried a pair of Bontrager Race X Lites and I love them. All of my Ourys will be replaced by them when they wear out. I have taken them on and off a couple of times easily with an air gun after gluing them. I always thought they would rotate but have had no problems with some pretty hard climbing last weekend which is when I usually rotate my Ourys even with glue.Alumni said:Are those foam grips as fragile as they look?
I dread the thought of cleaning off bits of glued on foam every couple weeks just to replace grips.
xjbebop - from the looks of your first picture the grip ends may be angled too far up. Just a guess from a picture but you may like them better angled down.xjbebop said:Put in a few mountain miles yesterday. After some trailside adjustments, I just couldn't quite get that 'magically delicious' feeling I was hoping for. Not bad, just not great.
I deduced that the bar felt too low and too close. Plus it's narrower than what I'm used to.
(I didn't find out that Rody makes these in 28" also until mine had already shipped. To his credit, he's offered to work an exchange if I need it...:thumbsup: )
I did notice some interesting effects though. I no longer felt like I was 'steering' the bike. It felt more like I was simply 'guiding' the bike. A much more intuitive feeling. Nice!
So this morning I swapped to a longer stem w/ more rise. And I replaced the Ergons with some normal grips. There are a lot of interesting angles going on with these bars and I want to get those all set before I put the Ergons back on...if I even do.
Driveway test says it feels much better already. I think the narrower width may not be an issue either...on this bike.
Hopefully I'll get to trail test it again tomorrow...
I did that initially, coming from Mary, but that about killed my wrist.Alumni said:xjbebop - from the looks of your first picture the grip ends may be angled too far up. Just a guess from a picture but you may like them better angled down.
The first (mountain) picture was before I started tweaking. And that's one of the reasons I took the Ergons off.Alumni said:xjbebop - from the looks of your first picture the grip ends may be angled too far up. Just a guess from a picture but you may like them better angled down.