I have been pleasantly surprised by ESI’s – but I do want to try the fatter ones as they are not quite big enough in normal flava.Posted 4 years ago
They are grippy no matter what the weather, and do seem to even out a lot of minor vibrations.
They do leave red stains on gloves and hands when you sweat / rains…andytherocketeerSubscriber
Didn’t get on with the Ritchey ones that are shaped with a bulge bit. Seemed too chunky and didn’t fit with the shifters well. With shifters in the right place for thumb, it felt like fingers were wedged in.
That said, on a touring flat bar bike I’d consider uniform profile foam grips. On techy singletrack, much prefer something grippier.Posted 4 years agoI_AcheMember
I have two mares that use them, one has the standard and the other the chunky. They both love them but The one with the chunky says he will go extra chunky next time.
I need new grips and bars so I think I will give the chunky ones a go.
They do seem quite fragile tho, not sure how well that will go down with the carbon bars I plan to buy.Posted 4 years agoschmikenSubscriber
maximusmountain – Member
I am surprised schmiken hasnt been here yet.
He is one of two I know using ESI grips and he raves about them, the other is my housemate and he loves them as well. No throttling, loads of grip and the chunky ones look like they get rid of loads of trail buzz
Bear with me, I’ve been busy!
OP – ESI chunky are fantastic. Comfy, light, eliminate some trail buzz. Got them on the hardtail and the rigid. Wouldn’t ride anything but now. Also come in a range of colours!Posted 4 years ago
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