Foam grips for Drops?

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  • Foam grips for Drops?
  • Seen them only plenty of touring bikes esp ones with butterfly bats, that do serious miles. They do feel comfy but I’ve not put any miles on them to confirm.

    I have however used the specialized gel pads that go under bar tape and they are excellent.

    eskay
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    That is old school, I can remember people having foam grips on drops when I was at school (in the ’80s)!

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    These are the bad boys I was eying up, pretty cheap might be worth a punt, they are ineed intended for both Drops and butterfly bars at 420mm each I might be able to cut them in half and basically have two pairs.

    I’ve just taken delivery of some Nice compact drops and some Cork tape, but I’m toying with the idea of going fixed and only having a front brake, with a hinged clamp lever on the tops. Meaning a full uninterupted, wrap or full length grips without any drop levers to worry about, which would be nice, simple and quite “clean” looking…

    good points shep their Durability could be questionable for a commuter especially if they pick up a scrape along the way, and Gel pads might be a better way to kill some of the Jarring and buzz… Cheers .

    eskay
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    Just remembered that they were often seen on bikes with up turned drops!

    Premier Icon ton
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    oxford sell em at car disount places….£4.99 a pair iirc.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    I’ve just been looking at some Zenith Foam Extra Long Grips, with a view to using them on the drops of my SS road bike rather than tape, I’m thinking they might help to take the edge off of the rather harsh ride it’s got…

    Or are they just for people who are too lazy to sort their tape and hipsters?

    Experiences, opinions or aimless abuse please…

    orangeboy
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    Spesh bar phat for me. Just Takes the edge off the worst of shagged roads

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