Does anybody ride with no grips? Has anyone tried to ride with no grips? If so, what kind of bar?
Go to your LBS, and buy some cloth road bike bar tape. Put this on. Ride. Hell, you could even use hockey tape if you can get hold of some.Shuteye said:
I do a lot of riding with my thumbs on top of the grips because they're a bit beat up too. For agressive DH I'll put them around the bar though.Shuteye said:
Why not just get a pair of whatever grips and cut them short? Keep them towards the outside of the bar. The grip tape suggestion (from Hardtails Are Better), commonly used on road bikes, is also very good. I used that stuff for a while and it's a nice idea if you want to "build up" certain areas of the grip for better ergonomics. I did that last year and it worked great. :thumbsup: Light too!Shuteye said:
perhaps post in the save weight forum....those guys will have some good input on thin gripsShuteye said:Any recommendations for skinny foam grips?
Regarding tape. This is Fresno, CA, but believe it or not, we do have a hockey team. Any tape used, bike or hockey, because of the short width of the grip area, would have to be good and sticky. Sure willing to try it.
I just got a new Easton bar, and I like the web type graphics on the end of the bar. That and the feel of the bar got me to thinking. Decided to post on the subject since I have the flu and can't ride to try it out.
PS: I went to grip shifts because of my thumbs, found out I like them better because of the handfull of gear you can grab in one shift and they truly do take the load off the basal joint of the thumb.
Thats painfull, I have it just starting in my hands so frustrating as the strength in my hands is declining I had to get my GF to open a jar that i just could not grip:blush: :blush:Shuteye said:Does anybody ride with no grips? Has anyone tried to ride with no grips? If so, what kind of bar?