I love Ergon grips. I’ve done posts before on these babies, but I gotta do it again because they’re just so great! Plus, Jeff just sent Matt and me some new grips. I got 2 pair of the GP1 Leichtbau for grip shift, which is the only way I ride with the dirt gears.
I already had a pair of Ergons on the singlespeed, so the new sets went onto the Intense and the Moots. Now my stable is complete!
My hands get numb when I ride, but the Ergon grips help this out tremendously. I know that some people don’t like the wider ends of the grips and state that they don’t get as firm of a grip. For me, this isn’t the case, and I have tiny hands. The majority of my gripping comes right between the grip shift and the grip, which is maybe why I don’t have a problem. I don’t grip at the ends of the bars.
The best thing about these is that if I’m riding something flatter, I don’t have to hold down tight at all, the Ergons encourage me to just rest my palms on the grips and relax the rest of my hand. I think this is the secret to the hand numbness problem I get. I don’t know what it is about these grips, but they give my hands nothing but love.