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 Post subject: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:50 pm 
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Location: Latvia, Riga
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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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:30 pm 
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ESI chunky are the best I've used. Thick and comfy and pretty light at ~50g/pair

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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:02 am 
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Hi, Juris

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

Oskars

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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:47 am 
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Extralite's Ultrafoam are really good and light.


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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:38 am 
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2002maniac wrote:
ESI chunky are the best I've used. Thick and comfy and pretty light at ~50g/pair


+1!


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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:22 am 
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Specialized has a foam grip that weighs about 14 g...

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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:20 am 
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ESI Racers edge, best grip ever. Check what the Pro's use, these. :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:42 pm 
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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:


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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:18 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:05 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:03 am 
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I will second the Extralite ultragrips. Best of all other foam grips I have tried and they last too.

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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:36 pm 
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+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.


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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:43 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:52 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: lightweight grips
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:56 pm 
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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 :)

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