Monday, December 16, 2013
Reviewed: Ergon GP1 L grip
I'll be honest I hated the thought of these grips, but I had been experiencing some pain in my wrists and shoulders while riding, you know the kind of pain that says 30 is close, but 50 is closer. Not wanting to give into the fact that I am not 18 anymore and want to ride my bike for as long as I can I started searching for an alternative to skipping out on riding my rigid bike. I was coaxed (see "bro you gotta get these, they're fucking tight") by a good friend who I respect their opinion. Since I don't respect many peoples opinion because they generally suck, I figured I should give this a go! I'm not going to tell you how to install these, because lets face it, natural selection should take place if you can't figure it out on your own.
My first ride, after sitting with these grips on my bike whilst I battled the death plague the last three weeks, was a short one, but it was nice just to get out. I can't say that it was because out the grips or that the Fatbike gods were in my favor but I cleaned a pretty fun rock garden that was giving me slack earlier in the year. Regardless of the grips probably not being the determining factor in this I'm pretty pumped!
Do I think these grips are for everyone? HELL NO! Do I like them on this particular bike? HELL YES! Time will tell if I fall in love with these grips, but theres a good sign if I haven't already taken them off of my bike, they may happen to just stay put!