- Ergon GA2 fat
I have just bought some as I have big hands and am also starting to get arthritis , particularly in the left wrist.
Haven’t tried them yet but am at Peebles next week so they should get plenty of testing. In the past I have found even supposedly large grips still leave my fingers wrapped too far around the bar making long rides uncomfortable on the hands. I bought some Superstar grips that promised they were for big hands but were just wider and not fatter which were no use for me at all.Posted 8 months ago
Not tried them on the bike, they just felt quite fat in the hands! I might try them for a ride but think they might be too big.
Im usually in M/L gloves (8.5) so don’t think that’s classed as large hands?
How far should gingers wrap round anyway? Mine does reach all the way round on the standard ones.
Will run run both over the weekend and see what happens!Posted 8 months agooikeithMember
Off topic, someone was telling me over the weekend that carbon bars are good for reducing trail feedback, better so than alloy bars. If true, maybe one to consider, I did take it with a pinch of salt as the guy was running carbon bars so may just have been justifying his purchase!Posted 8 months ago
Ok, so now I have done a few rides with them, I feel qualified to have an opinion. They are an improvement over the ODIs they replaced (can’t remember model) but really aren’t fat enough. My fingers still ached and only marginal improvement for the dodgy wrist. I realise that they may suit others without my particular problem but for me, the search goes on.Posted 8 months agodavosaurusrexSubscriber
I bought some but didn’t get a chance to try them last Friday as was in a rush to get out. Highsided myself head first into a tree an hour later and broke my neck so will be another 6 weeks before I get to use them. On the plus side I can still walk. Swings and roundabouts, eh?
I was using The Squarewave XL up to now which have been great but on the ebike my hands were starting to blister. Also wanted to run controls a little further out to effectively widen my 780s a bitPosted 8 months agoShackletonSubscriber
Eeeek, shit, hope you heal up fast!
Rather than look at grips, which csn probably only ever have a minimal effect, can you make your forks more supple? I have some MRP stage forks and the ramp control (speed sensitive end stroke progression adjustment) is amazing. It allows me to have a very supple top, supportive mid stroke and very progressive end. Much better than volume tokens that affect spring progresion throughout the stroke. MRP make aftermarket cartridges for fox and rocksjox forks.Posted 8 months agoLawmanmxMember
Hi FOG, are your grips for sale then? if so what colour are they and how much ? 😉
i made a huge difference to my hand/arm problems by raising my bar position, most folks seem to run their bars under the height of their seat and too far forward so putting more pressure on the hands, i found the sweep on Stooge moto bars a Massive improvement over straight flat bars, HTH 🙂Posted 8 months ago
Apologies Lawmanmx , I hadn’t noticed your post. The grips are still on the bike and have been growing on me to the extent I am going to buy some for my HT. After a few months of use the size is becoming familiar. The one moan I have now is that on long rides my palms start to get sore, I assume the rubber compound is too hard.Posted 5 months ago
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