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    Need A Recommendation On Some GRIPS

    This is also a request for a glove recommendation as well......maybe.

    I have just a regular pair of gloves, no padding, no grip areas, just some black gloves. I like 'em 'cause they're thin and don't make my hands too warm, but my hands get kinda numb and sore.

    I noticed that when I wear my son's gloves, that doesn't happen, but my hands get a bit warm.

    I just have some regular old grips that came on the bike, can anyone recommend something good?

    As far as gloves go, I don't think I really like fingerless (never worn 'em before....it's just a thought).

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    For grips, I highly recommend any version of the ODI Lock-ons. I have the Lizard skins Logo on my HT and the Yeti Logo on my FS. Both are great!

    I use the Fox Sidewinder gloves and they feel great to me. You can get them on sale at their website.

    http://shop.foxracing.com/ecomm/Auto...=24048003F.jpg
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    I use this on all 3 of my bikes:

    http://www.odigrips.com/mtb_ruffian_lo.htm

    I love them! Note - they are a SMALL type diameter grip

    PS. These will make you tons faster, no just kidding, but seriously, they might
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    I hope that since this is relevant to the topic, I'm not hijacking.
    I'm also looking for some grips, but not just any grips, I am looking for grips about 1 1/2" inches in diameter. These current 'handlebar condom' grips are just not cutting it for me.
    A prime example of the type of grips I'm looking for are those 80s bmx grips, with those little rubbery fins, as the diagram below displays (also similar to motocross motorcycle type grips):


    I'm having such a hard time finding some like this.
    I personally prefer a bigger diameter grip. It just feels easier to control. If anyone knows where to find some of these, I'm all ears.
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    I've just started using ESI Grips. They've been great so far and they are light plus do NOT slip. Mike, these are probably closer to the size you'd like but the "texture" is smooth rather than the mushroom BMX style of the 80's.

    Mike, I just re-read your post. I said mushroom style and that isn't what you posted. I don't know the style that model was known for.
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    David,

    I checked out ESI's website. Nice grips, but even their chunky ones are too small (at 32mm). I'm looking for some that are at least 38mm, if not bigger.
    Have you ever done pull ups? Have you tried pull ups on a small diameter bar, then on a bigger diameter bar? I personally find doing pull ups on an 1.5" diameter bar much easier than doing them on a 1" bar...similar principle to the bicycle grips. The tighter you make your hand into a fist, the more energy you use for that 'grip'. The smaller diameter bar your hand grips, the more it goes towards making a fist. A bigger bar allows for just as much grip, but with less strength used.
    Sorry for the tangient, I just wanted to make sure you knew why I am looking for bigger grips.
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    I see where you're coming from.

    You may try Ritchey

    I have this pair as a spare. They may be a bit thicker than the ESI's but are a little more cushy.
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    Try some Oury Lock-ons.

    I found them first from Eric Waterman.... I've used them ever since. They rock and are thicker around than your average grip. (RMB Mike, I'd try these grips if you're looking for something with a bigger diameter. One guy at the Chickasaw race has these Oury grips with more grips glued onto them, making them REALLY thick!)
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    I'm currently using the Lizard Skin Logo - Lock-On grips. I'm on my 3rd set since buying the bike and I love them!! Here's the Logo Non Lock-On if you prefer that style.

    If I were going to change grips it would be to the Oury's that have been posted already. They just seem like awesome grips, but I can't break away from the logos just yet!
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    forgot to add my gloves.

    I use the Fox Static and like them a lot. They are cheap too, around $20 at most places. (when I ordered them i actually ordered the Sidewinders, but they sent the wrong ones, but I love these so I kept them.)
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    I know this is not what your looking for. But what works best for me is regular bicycle grip tape with a pair of Pearl Izumi gel gloves.
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    Troy, Do you use the gel wrap or whatever it is thats used on road bikes beneath the bar tape and then wrap the bar tape on top of that?

    Either way that sounds like a good idea for a custom grip that is as thick or thin as you could possibly want.
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    I like the Fox Digit gloves.
    http://shop.foxracing.com/ecomm/Auto...=24045001F.jpg

    They are a bit warm though.

    For summer time I got these from Harpeth Bikes.
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    David, I just use one wrap of a semi-thick tape. Like Deda and use very good gloves.
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    I have a pair of those Ritcheys David Moore posted! They ARE very nice. I don't really think of them being super thick though. They are thicker than the ODI Ruffian grips. Any one else have ideas on thick grips. I kinda was digging on what RMB was saying... last few times I have been riding my grip was killing me. I have fairly large hands. I regularly work out with weights and I would figure my grip should be on the strong side. Maybe. I hope.

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    GLOVES and GRIPS

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    As far as gloves go, I used to like the Fox stuff, and that was all I used in my motocross days. I have some now, but I was really impressed with the Novara glove that REI puts out. Comfort and MEGA-Protection! I'll be replacing the Fox set with these the next time around.

    Mike, try ProGrip.com If they don't have it, I don't think it exists! All kinds of shapes and sizes. Just go to the MTB link and take your pick.
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