I have some high temp versions of a lot of grips, just tell me the ones you like the most and I’ll see if I can get hold of some from my Aussie contacts. Bit of a special market but you happy to help out there.
This is for The French Divide so 2200km rather than just a loop round the local trails.
I’ve ESI grips on the Jones bars and ODI silicone ones on the bars I’ll be using but these are quite old and have “collapsed” so I need to replace them, with something. I’ve got Ergons on my flat/riser bars but I’m actually using a set of Velo Orange Crazy Bars and I couldn’t get the Ergons off! My thoughts are that something using too aggressive a pattern would become irritable over that sort of distance.
As for like: ESI are fine as are the Ergons. Not sure if the ODIs are up to long distance. I used the Ergons on last year’s HT550 so am used to them.
@howsyourdad1 – not really. If something is even mildly irritating then it builds up over time especially if your skin is softened through sweat. On the HT550 I had to wrap the brake levers (Hope) in Elastoplast as the holes in the levers were digging in to my fingers. That wasn’t a particularly warm ride either and happened on about the 4th day not the 12th or 15th.
Ah, ok. If the question is “what grips for long hours, day in, day out” then that makes more sense, though the answer to that sort of question tends to be “whatever you’ve found works for you”. I tend to find lock-ons fairly unyielding and I’d be looking for a dual compound grip with a decent diameter, but YMMV: I have big hands and always wear gloves, you might have tiny hands and ride gloveless.