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So the Bontrager XXX Lite grips are 15g and are $11.99. I haven't seen a lot of people running them. Why not?

 

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I run them and I find them actually quite comfortable but others may prefer more padding. Haven't had them slip either.
 

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I think it's beginning to change, but a lot of people see Bontrager products as exclusively a Trek brand, and therefore just assume that the product isn't as cool as other aftermarket brands out there. In reality, Bontrager products are generally prett good (rear hub notwithstanding) and I really like the foam grips. Apply with alcohol on a clean bar (smooth with clearcoat, like most carbon bars)and allow to dry. They won't slip until they're completely worn out anyway. This is the key for me; I used to run lock-ons exclusively until I tried the Bontrager foam grips. I actually prefer the RXL grip (even cheaper, a couple grams heavier, but larger diameter without being too big) but a lot of my friends run the XXX-lites and like them a lot.
 

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Hitemp grips are 10g if I remember correctly. KCNC just made some new ones that are around 15-20g and available in different color options.
 

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davesauvageau said:
So the Bontrager XXX Lite grips are 15g and are $11.99. I haven't seen a lot of people running them. Why not?

I've been running them on both my bikes now for about 6 months... I installed them using alchohol. They fit extremely tight but they still slip (running Salsa Pro Moto carbon bars) and I think I prefer something a little larger around... I'll be looking for something different when these wear out...
 

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Been running them for a while...22g with the supplied end caps. Pretty comfy but prefer a fully 'round' grip rather than the 2 flat parts of the XXX.
 
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