lightweight grips

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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wheelie
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by wheelie

Hi all!

Any ideas which one to choose?

Ritchey WCS TrueGrip - claimed 50 gr/pair
Fun Works Grips N-Light Foam Cork claimed 25 gr/pair - good weight, are they comfortable?
Titec Pork Rinds 25 gr
any other?

The last ones are very popular among WW, any ideas where to buy Titec Pork Rinds in Europe cycling e-shops?

Tnx in advance,

Juris

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2002maniac
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by 2002maniac

ESI chunky are the best I've used. Thick and comfy and pretty light at ~50g/pair

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xrs
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by xrs

Hi, Juris

Just receveid KCNC EVA, pair with plastic caps 21 grams, without 15 grams.
Can show you in real life :)

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doccoraje
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by doccoraje

Extralite's Ultrafoam are really good and light.

digit3
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by digit3

2002maniac wrote:ESI chunky are the best I've used. Thick and comfy and pretty light at ~50g/pair


+1!

freemyheel
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by freemyheel

Specialized has a foam grip that weighs about 14 g...
K.P.A.

kingkongsfinger
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by kingkongsfinger

ESI Racers edge, best grip ever. Check what the Pro's use, these. :thumbup:
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limba
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by limba

Everyone that responds will have a different opinion. Grips are cheap. Try them all and see what works for you.

but you can't go wrong with Ritchey or ESI. :thumbup:

campbellrae
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by campbellrae

Just got a set of KCNC EVA's on Saturday, heading out tomorrow for a few hours for the first time.But on short rides they have been good and comfy, only 14g for the pair as well. And mega cheap, think I only paid £8 for them :mrgreen:

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Liggero
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by Liggero

pro's are not using esi grips so much anymore. Most do, but more for the colors rather than anything else. Also it's very different grips for triggers than grips for grip shifting. I switched now to chunky esi grips for my grip shifts and i´m happy with them, but the good old ritchey wcs foam (not the ergo new ones) are better. WCS's are worse for rain and water, but they are bigger and better with grip shifts.
Happy Trails !!!

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by krzysiekmz

I will second the Extralite ultragrips. Best of all other foam grips I have tried and they last too.

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sh33mon
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by sh33mon

+1 on ESI Chunky. They're roughly 60 grams, and work great. Keep in mind that ESI offers the Chunky and the Racer's Edge.

The edge weighs less, at 50 grams, but I find that they're more suitable for dudes/gals with smaller hands.

104
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by 104

digit3 wrote:
2002maniac wrote:ESI chunky are the best I've used. Thick and comfy and pretty light at ~50g/pair


+1!


+2, I love them.

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Liggero
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by Liggero

sh33mon wrote:+1 on ESI Chunky. They're roughly 60 grams, and work great. Keep in mind that ESI offers the Chunky and the Racer's Edge.

The edge weighs less, at 50 grams, but I find that they're more suitable for dudes/gals with smaller hands.


60g is including the handlebar caps, without them it's around 50g, racer's edge must be around 40g.
Happy Trails !!!

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by Sandal

gusy, doesn't any of you use road bar type? i'm running it for like last 5+ years and i'm very happy with it. It's like 20g for pari (for grips) you can modify it to any thikness and width you like, plus color choice is great. after all it's cheep :)
weight concerned = good, weight obsessed = bad!

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