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changing handlebar grips with gripshift, possible?

kevcampbellkevcampbell Posts: 125
edited January 2011 in MTB general
hi all, looking for a cheap way to change the handlebar grips on my girlfriends bike because she finds the current ones too uncomfortable even with thick gloves on, i said i would look online to see if i could change the handlebar grips, but i just do not know if it is possible

or are there any other alternative solutions, anything she can wrap around the handlebar grips that bike shops would sell? some kind of cushion type thing?

she has a rockrider 5.1, below i have copy and pasted the information you may need

we would be very grateful for any help
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Ergo grips. Not the best to cut down though, often the shifter is too far away.

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/spe ... p-ec021313
  • frogstompfrogstomp Posts: 412
    It's hard to tell from the Decathlon site what the standard grips are like, but she may benefit from just switching to a better quality grip - something like the ODI Yeti (which I use) which is available in short, gripshift guise..

    The Ergon grips are supposed to be very comfortable and alse comes in gripshift specific versions..
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    As Frogstomp says, shorter grips for use with Grip shift are available, although harder to find than standard size. ODI ruffians are popular for smaller hands...
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  • the ergon grips look interesting, do evans cycles or another high street store sell them so she can get a feel for the grips? do not want to waste about £20 :lol:

    did not mention before, but she usually has troubles mainly with the palm of her hand and where the fingers join the palm of the hand, that is usually where she talks about pain, i can take a picture of her current grips if that would help? it would be of no trouble for me to go get a picture right now

    thanks
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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Just get a set of these vavert grips

    Relatively cheap ergon style grips, and a good place to start. Also easy to cut down with a kitchen knife.
  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    I have similar problem when I use too skinny grips, maily because of injuries to the volar plates (the bit where your finger joins the palm) I found ODI rogues fitted best , they do a short version of the lock on but you could probably cut down the slip on version.
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  • Grip shifts are brilliant, i use Oury grips, cut down to about 3 "squares".
    Comfy and line up with the shifter well.
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