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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:51 pm 
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I'm switching from triggers to SRAM XX gripshift and looking for alternatives to the heavy (80g) lock-on grips.
Are there good options that can compete with my old 19g Procraft that I used with the triggers? The problem is that these don't match well with the large diameter of the gripshift...
All suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:46 pm 
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I'm using normal bar tape and it feels good, then you can get the thickness you want and is pretty light.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:33 am 
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I use the ESI racer edge and they are very nice, the diameter is a bit smaller then the grip shifter, you would have a pretty perfect fit going with ESI chunky I think


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Thanks for the replies.
At this point I'm considering either the ESI chunks or the Bontrager x-lite. Both seem to fit well, after cutting them down, with gripshifts.
Has anyone tried both?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:08 am 
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I've tried both, and prefer the ESI grips. They have more grip while wet, and I think they provide a little more cushioning as well. The diameter is just right for grip shift too. Plus, so many fun colors!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:02 am 
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Bontrager Race X Lite is only 17g when cut to 92mm. However, they do NOT like dirt, excessive sweat, mud or crashing. Expect them to last about a full riding season, before they start slipping off the bars.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:29 am 
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ESI Chunky are a perfect fit.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:53 pm 
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so far, esi grips chunky is by far the best you can get with grip shift, and i´ve tried many many grips...

now there is an extra thick version, the extra chunky, but that would be a little bit too wide for gripshifts. racer edge esi are too thin. chunky is the best i guess


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:29 am 
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Bontrager RXXXL foam grips weigh 20g for the pair, cut down to 82mm.


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Holy thread resurrection......

I run KCNC/Porkrinds/Avenir AGG406 (all the same grip) cut down with my gripshifts.

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