Ergon GS1 Grips
The Ergon GS1 was used by 2010 World Marathon Champion Alban Lakata. Developed as a specific marathon grip, the GS1 has become the racer's grip of choice. The grip's unique internal construction supports the hand using two internal supports individually tuned for perfect rebound and control. The lightweight Leichtbau Direct Control rubber ensures ultimate feel and feedback.
These were just what I needed for longer rides. On the trail I still prefer the old Oury slip on grips but lately my XC bike has been used more for rails trail riding with my family and over 20 miles or so my hands were on fire and then within another few they went completely numb. A proper bike fitting would probably make a huge difference in overall comfort but spending $300 to fit a mountain bike seems like a waste to me.
Been on these two years--riding a rigid 29er on rough rocks. They are the best grips I've ever had by far. Before this I was on the thinner ESIs, but compared to these, those seem like tools of the inquisition.
Best grips ever. Just bought a new pair for my myself and my wife. The initial angle will likely need to be adjusted out on the trail so bring and Allen wrench with you, other than that they are very comfortable and bigger in diameter than most which was perfect for me (large)
I use these on my rigid Jabberwocky and it has really helped with hand and arm fatigue during big rides. I also have rather large hands so having the extra surface area to grab on to is nice. You know what the say about dudes with large hands don't you? They need bigger grips.
Best investment in a long time! Take the pressure off my palm. Really helped with hand pain!
I recently put these grips on my SS. I didn't have any issues with stripping. Just make sure you don't over tighten them. It does take a little trial and error to get the feel right. So far I like them a lot!
I had some issues with these grips. The aluminum clamp on one of the grips stripped with initial installation and stripped below recommended installation torque. I do own another pair and it's tricky getting the correct angle just right. They are nice once setup is complete.