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ESI
Silicone Grip

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all about the

ESI Silicone Grip

Design
ESI grips are designed and manufactured by a bicyclist to be the best.

Engineered
Engineered one side thicker for absorbing shock and vibration with the opposite side thinner for bulk-reducing comfort, combined with the best materials and the best production process this creates max shock absorption and grip, while maintaining the lowest weight possible and highest level of durability.

Memory
No tread or logos needed! Silicone has a memory; when you grab an ESI Grip you get a custom mold of your hand for a no slip ride every time.

Proven
These race proven lightweight grips are used by bicyclist all over the world.
questions about the

ESI Silicone Grip

asked by: A Visitor
I'm wondering how long the grips are? I'm ordering Jeff Jones bars and looking for
answered by: mwirth
These are 130mm in length. Thanks!
asked by: cherry
what is the difference chunky or racer
answered by: t.young
Chunky is a little bit thicker than the racer version.
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ESI Silicone Grip

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4.9 GEARS
13 reviews
LIKES
Grip (12)
Weight (12)
Comfort (10)
Feel (10)
Cush (7)
Ease of Installation (5)
DISLIKES
Initial Installation (5)
Toughness (3)
Durability (1)
control (1)
Follow Directions (1)
WORKS FOR
Cross Country (10)
All Mountain (6)
rigid fork (6)
Commuting (3)
Bike Polo (1)
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I have used many types and brands of grips. During longer rides I experience numbness in my hands and I thought that larger lock-on type grips would be the solution. Well, I couldnt be more wrong. In an effort to lighten up my bike I switched to ESI Racers Edge Grips. Not only did they shave a few grams off of my bike, but it completely did away with my hand pain. I have put many miles on my ESI grips, including a 50 mile ride (Triple Trail Challenge) and finished without a hint of fatigue in my hands. On another ride I did happen to clip my bars on a tree and it removed a small (pea sized) chunk out of the grip but the integrity of the grip is still intact. The grips are made of silicone so they shouldn't wear out too quickly, but if they do I will replace them with another pair of ESI Racers Edge Grips. Best way to install is with an air compressor.

Summed up: High Quality product, affordable, surprisingly ergonomic and LIGHTWEIGHT!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Feel

Works For: Cross Country, All Mountain

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ESI Grips are the best in the biz. I have been riding with them on my bikes for the last 3-4 seasons. I like that they are extremely comfortable when riding, easy to install and never slip and that they are Made in America. I have also started using them on my kids bike because they love the color options and the matchy match is so cool even for my bike!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Grip, Weight, Feel, Comfort, Cush, Ease of Installation

Works For: Cross Country, All Mountain, rigid fork

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These are quickly becoming my favourite grips, UNLESS I am pushing the limits of my skills. They provide comfort, a light weight, and are easy to install. However, on the roughest terrain at speed, where it is white-knuckle, twitch-you-crash, a pair of stiff & solid lock-ons still rule.

Crashed a couple times on these grips...chunks are taken out! Have a pair of Ergon GA1 on my all-mountain ride. Lock-ons tend to have better control and crashes have done nothing to the GA1 aside from a pin-hole. It is not that these ruin the handling of the bike, it is just that there is a significant cushion and delay in controls compared to a lock-on hard rubber grip. Then again, those grips hurt on a rigid bike!

One more notable; I have had NO issues with carbon bars and slipping. Can't say that for all of the combos' I've tried.

Summed up: To make a long review short, I use these for rigid SS and XC. Pushing these on DH, AM, and FR is not a good idea.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Feel, Comfort, Grip, Cush, Ease of Installation, Weight

Dislikes: Toughness, control

Works For: Cross Country, rigid fork

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I've been an ODI lock-on user for a few years. I loved them because no matter what, they did not twist or turn. However, they were not perfect. The Ourys felt great, but were too hard. The Rogues were better in feel but still too big. Found out I like a smaller diameter like the Ruffians, but they were too hard.

Then I saw some ESI silicons on the trail. At first glance they looked like cheap, foam grips, but when I grip them, they felt great. The sizing for me was perfect and the key is that they, like lock-ons, did not twist or "throttle". At half the weight of most lock-ons, this is the grip for me.

There are 3 drawbacks though. First, it's almost impossible to gauge which half of the grip is thicker, where it's supposed to be where your palms lay. Second, once installed, you cannot take them off unless you cut them off. Third, after a crash, it will most likely take out a chunk of it.

Summed up: At this price though, who cares?! These ESI feel fantastic, are super light! Get them!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Feel, Grip, Weight, Cush, Comfort

Dislikes: Initial Installation, Toughness

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I've found my favorite grips. I've tried lots of others, but still found them eventually to be annoying in some way. These are the perfect grips, you don't even know they are there... they cause no discomfort or distraction while riding.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Weight, Feel, Grip, Comfort, Ease of Installation

Works For: All Mountain, Cross Country

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Perhaps the best grip out there. But the "Chunky" ones--the only one's I've tried--are not perfect. I like the review above, where the reviewer writes these are not DH or AM grips. I feel there is truth in that--the chunky ones might be too smooshy.

But, my main beef with these grips (and it's a rather small complaint, b/c all in all I think these are great grips) is that they over-heat.

On long climbs, and I find myself having to move my hands away from the part of these grips where I've been griping, to let the my palms cool down. This is riding with or without gloves. It's an odd situation I've never dealt with before.

So, I'm going to order some of the thinner "Racer" versions--in hope's they'll hold less heat. Maybe I'll try a color other than black too.

Oh, in response to those who say you need to cut these off--Not so!! I've taken them off and put them on three sets of bars now. You just slide the round-end of a u-bent spoke under them and slosh in some methyl alcohol (like they say to use to install them), twist 'em till they break free--and off they slide!

Summed up: Easy on, easy off--w/alcohol. All in all, a fabulous grip. But the Chunky is chunky-smooshy and gets hot on hard climbs.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Comfort, Ease of Installation, Weight, Grip, Cush

Works For: Cross Country, rigid fork

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Love these grips! Comfy, cheap, cool colors and real light. Bad part, they are a pain in the butt to install and can get torn up on sharp rocks easily, but it's totally worth it. At least they are easy to remove with a knife.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Grip, Weight, Feel, Comfort, Cush

Dislikes: Initial Installation, Durability

Works For: Cross Country, All Mountain, rigid fork, Commuting, Bike Polo

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esi grips are good and bad. they take effort to install.follow directions by using alcohol or window cleaner. once in place and left to dry they will absolutely stay in place. i put them on a commuter bike and personally think there is not enough cushion but stickiness/grip is pretty high.i have been a long time oury user and probably will remain so. esi are good grips but not my favorite.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Grip, Weight

Works For: Commuting

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I've been stuck with bar ends... I loathed them, but they were a necessary evil [to me]. I used them as a crutch for bike control. They allowed me to grip the bars less-tightly and maintain a feeling of control and stability.

I tried ditching them several times - with other grips. Typically I would start off the first ride with new grips feeling optimistic, but by the end of the ride I was feeling the pain in my wrist and longing for my stubby bar ends back.

Enter the ESI's. This time I was skeptical, but had to at least try without bar ends. My first ride was short, too short to get a good read on the grips. 2nd ride was a nice long ride and it was perfect, good grip, good feel, no wrist strain; bottom line: sinatra bar ends!

Summed up: Cured crutch!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Grip, Weight, Feel, Comfort

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These grips feel excellent in your hand! They stick really well and provide good cushion for the hand. They are also super light which is always a bonus. The only gripe is that they are really difficult to put on, but this actually turns out to be a positive because it means that they won't turn loose or slide off the bars.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Grip, Weight

Dislikes: Initial Installation

Works For: Cross Country, All Mountain, rigid fork, Commuting

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Weight and comfort. I tried everything. Love the color schemes. Great Looks w/out sacrifice of comfort and ergo. Most pros like them and i do too. And again Tree Fort rocks!!!!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Feel, Cush, Grip, Weight, Comfort, Weight Weenie, Bling--Bling

Dislikes: Initial Installation, Toughness, Follow Directions

Works For: Cross Country

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I started mt biking on stock grips (yuch!), then Ourys (good but big & bulky), then ODI Rogue (better), then ODI Ruffians (too hard). My hands started to hurt and numb after 3 hour rides and needed something new. Read about "foam" grips but were afraid of the twisting and throttling they may have. Then read reviews of ESI grips...no twisting, no thottling, lightweight...and silicon! Installation is a bit tricky on the first one. Just make sure you lube up your clean bar with alcohol as well as the inside of your grips, then slide away! Hard to distinguish which part of the grips are thicker though. Once they're set, they do NOT move at all! After one ride, I could feel the difference and don't feel a need to go back to lock-ons ever. Only bad thing would be taking them off if needed later...may have to cut them off.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Feel, Cush, Grip, Weight, Comfort

Dislikes: Initial Installation

Works For: Cross Country, All Mountain

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Awesome feel. Decent weight. Worth the slight weight penalty over foam grips. Super easy to install. I put them on both my 29ers...rigid singlespeed and geared hardtail. highly recommended! I also like the color choices... although I didn't have the balls to get anything but black!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Feel, Grip, Weight, Comfort, Ease of Installation

Works For: Cross Country, rigid fork

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specs for the

ESI Silicone Grip

Grip Style:  
Slip-On
Unit of Sale:  
Pair
Grip Length:  
Standard
Lock-On Clamps:  
Not Required
Grip Flange:  
None
 

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