Ergon today announced its new GXR grips, which are specifically designed to minimize weight and are made entirely in Germany - the German company's first grip that is 100% domestically designed, sourced, and produced.
The slide-on grips are available in two sizes, small (32mm diameter) and large (34mm diameter), and a pair with bar-end plugs weighs 90g in size small.
Ergon uses what it calls AirCell Rubber, which is similar to Ergon's AirCell Foam used in its saddles and incorporates tiny air bubbles throughout the grips to deliver what Ergon calls a "one-two punch of lightweight and highly-damping."
Like most Ergon products, the GXR grips are ergonomically shaped and, Ergon claims, are especially suited to the demands of cross-country and, uh, downcountry riding.
A set of Ergon GXRs retails for €19.95 or $24.95. More information is available at ergonbike.com
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop saddle, but he keeps on forgettin'
foot out, flat out, eyes up, booter, shralp
Marketing: Did you say bubbles?
But actually- this seems like it might work. Maybe at the cost of a bit of durability?
But my question is, will they do rotate after a while of riding?
You mean; Just don't ride when it snows
Good luck aligning it right on the first installation.
Hopefully you don't have to re-adjust its orientation later.
I only know a few others who use them and two of us have had them for maybe a year or two. The third guy for 5+ Yrs (don’t know if same set though). No issues for any of us. We love them.
Really helped hand and arm fatigue for me personally, especially at the park and on rough shuttle days.