Ergon Launches GFR1 Freeride Grips

Aug 23, 2020
by Ergon Bike  
Tahnée Seagrave and her FMD Racing team’s signature grip — the Ergon GFR1 Factory.


Ergon is pleased to launch the GFR1. The new gravity-focused grip series GFR1 has been developed and tailored according to the expectations and wishes of Tahnée Seagrave and her teammates on Canyon [CLLCTV] FMD Racing. The Ergon development team always works very closely with athletes and teams, which enables them to design products for the highest demands within their target group and to be used at the very limit.


Kaos Seagrave played a key role in the development of the GFR1

The grip has a slim overall shape for maximum feedback, yet still provides an extremely high level of damping through the ribbed section under the palm. The lower grip zone (finger) is strongly pronounced to keep gripping forces at a minimum when lifting the front wheel. The slim inner stop further assists in finding the right-hand position while still providing free shifter access.

“Together with Ergon, we have developed a grip to our exact requirements with maximum
damping and comfort.” -Tahnée Seagrave


The high-strength alloy clamps on the inside keep the grip from twisting – even on carbon bars. The Factory version provides incredible grip and rebound properties, as it is soft but still super defined and precise.

Buy now on

• GFR1 = Grip FreeRide
• Material : Gravity Control or Factory Rubber
• Clamp : Cold-forged aluminum
• GFR1 Factory : €/$ 39.95
• GFR1 : €/$ 34.95
• Colors…
• GFR1 : Black
• GFR1 Factory : FMD Racing / Oil Slick
• GFR1 Factory : Frozen Stealth


  • 46 0
 My current criteria for the best MTB grip: Anything that's in stock anywhere.
I have yet to find a grip that can live up to these standards.
  • 40 2
 You're in luck. These are in stock right now.
  • 2 0
 Backcountry (I know I know) seems to have them.
  • 9 0
 @MikeyMT: because they were boycotted by half the outdoor community.
  • 5 1
 @reindeln you can get Deity’s Supracush from their website and they’re great grips
  • 4 1
 PNW's Loam Grips... they are only $19 and Fantastic!
  • 5 1
 @wilbersk: +1 for the Deity's. ASMR for your hands, and at only $21, for your wallet too.
  • 1 0
 @MikeyMT: what’s going on with
  • 2 1
 @taurausmountain: I have been through at least ten pairs of grips fighting hand pain, including Ergon and those expensive rotating grips. PNW are the most comfortable and grippy I have used, and are cheaper than a lot of other options too.
  • 6 0
 @DaFreerider44: trying to.
  • 1 0
 @mtb-sf: same. I was amazed at how comfortable and grippy they were.
  • 1 0
 @mtb-sf: Might be time to consider gloves with gel palms. Had to give up being a tradesman (and motorcycles) back in the early 90's due to Carpal Tunnel, took up MTB'ing, and Gel Palms have allowed me to ride.
Ironclad, Mechanix Wear, Milwaukee and many more make gloves intended for vibration/impact.
Give them a try!!
  • 1 0
 @GT-CORRADO: I will! I just got some Fox gloves that have a bit of padding I'm liking. The trend is to thin palms, but I think that trend ain't for me.
  • 14 1
 You know what would be really innovative? Multiple grip sizes. I enjoy the idea that a 5'1" person and a 6'3" person would be happy on the same grip but hey. On that note let's stop offering bikes in different sizes because one size fits most.
  • 2 0
 I completely agree. I installed LizardSkins kids BMX grips on my wife's bike. Best grips she has ever used. Women that are 5'3" tend to have smaller hands and don't need grips that are 130mm in length. These 'kids' ones are 100mm in length and have a small diameter.
  • 6 0
 even just advertising the grip length more prominently would be a good start
  • 2 0
 100%. There are about a bazillion grips out on the market but few that have multiple size options.
  • 3 0
 Some of ergon's models have a regular and "Fat" size for different size hands (thinking of the GA2 specifically).
  • 1 0
 @hardtailparty: yes, but different length is just as important
  • 11 0
 @merlin33: have you been told that before?
  • 7 0
 @adrennan: well played.
  • 2 0
 Absolutely. Why all grips are 130mm long boggles my mind. 110mm grips please! Yes... I know you can get silicone grips and cut them, and I have done so numerous times, but it's not the same as a proper pair of lock ons...
  • 5 2
 With XXL gloves and big hands nothin thinner than 35mm-36mm diameter is going to find a way on to my bars. Unfortunately Ergon fails to bring any fancy "oil spill shroom colored" grip to the market which fits my need. Running the GA2 fat for some time on my rig but i have to say those color options are not as near as fancy than they are for the GD1 and GE1 lineup. And the rubber is by far not as soft as those factory rubber grips.So why Ergon? Why you leave us guys with big hands down to buy grips in only 3 different colors without the option to factory rubber at all? Do i have to go and buy Sensus Meatypaws now? Am i the only one with this complaint?
  • 1 0
 Nope. Can’t deal with small grips. Deity Supracush is sold out EVERYWHERE (ok except maybe yellow). This should be a good indication that there’s a market
  • 1 0
 @Blownoutrides: The meatypaw is about as thick a grip as you can buy right now.
  • 2 0
 I like the patterns and grip design on these, but I would prefer if it was mated to the nice tapered design of the GD1 grips. That being said I'd definitely like to try these.
  • 3 0
 I'd like to try these to, but if I was throwing down $40 for grips I'd still get more GD1s...
  • 2 0
 Look a bit like DMR deathgrips, which have been my go to the last few seasons. I love the old school flange, thick compound, and they come in loads of colors to match whatever...
  • 1 0
 I am looking for grips right now.
Top priority is the diameter... so... what is the diameter of these?

Love ODI Ruffians still but they are not single clamp
Tried the ODI Elites and just cant get used to the oval shape
Tried ERGON... didnt like the tapered shape.

Currently considering Gusset Single file grips. Hoping the rubber is soft enough to feel nice and be grippy in the wet.
  • 1 0
 30mm, sure, that would be great for smaller hands, but for anyone else, that would be horrible to grip hard (which is what you would be doing). Needs a larger size, or I’m going to have to keep going with different grips (I’m loving the SDG Thrice and the Renthal Ultra Tacky).
  • 1 0
 The ODI rogue in the BMX configuration is my go to. Nice and fat and cushy and the BMX version it's way longer than the standard. Everybody that gets on my bike immediately says "I love these grips! What are they?".
  • 2 0
 I'm excited to try these out. I've really been impressed with Ergon's stuff lately.
  • 2 0
 I just started using the GA2's this year in the FAT version and it's made my ridding much more comfortable.
  • 1 0
 I'd have to buy new bars to try these. I'm on WTB Padlocs. Like them but keep lusting aftet all these new colors, patterns & compounds.
  • 3 0
 GFR - "go f-ing ride".
  • 1 0
 It's no "Girl Friend Ready"?
  • 1 0
 Girl friendly rubber ?
  • 3 1
 I've been on Ourys since the 90s
  • 2 1
 ODI rogues or Deity Supracushs for me
  • 1 0
 I'll take whatever she's having Go fmd!
  • 1 0
 Can these also be used for XC?
  • 1 0
 Nobody said you can't...
  • 1 0
 30mm OD, RIP palms..

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