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Ergon
GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork)
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Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork)

The German engineers at Ergon are pushing the envelope with their GreenLab initiative, utilizing the natural damping qualities of cork as a grip. The Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip uses cork from deep in the forests of Portugal as a hypoallergenic, ecologically sound material. The inner core is reinforced with natural fiber and uses a vegetable oil base as opposed to a mineral oil base in the gel in the palm of the grip.

Ergon's GP1 grips sport a wide, ergonomic shape to accommodate more of your hand. The supportive shape helps reduce numbness and fatigue during long or bumpy rides. The alloy clamp helps secure the grip to the handlebar, no more messy glues or sprays to deal with. 
  • Vegetable oil based gel in the palm
  • Cork from sustainable forests in Portugal
  • Clamp is 100% recyclable
  • Part of Ergon's GreenLab initiative
Weighs in at 182 grams.
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Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork)

asked by: A Visitor
is small appropriate for an average woman's hand? Glove size is medium.
answered by: mwirth
I think that would be just fine. Thanks!
asked by: A Visitor
Is this for the GRIP SHIFT ?
answered by: mwirth
These are 128mm in length, typically grips for grip shift are approximately 90mm. So while these would work for grip shift the shifter and bar combined would be quite long. Thanks!
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Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork)

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4.3 GEARS
7 reviews
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Comfort (6)
Ease of Installation (5)
Feel (5)
Looks (3)
Grip (2)
Cush (1)
DISLIKES
Heavy (1)
Initial Installation (1)
Toughness (1)
WORKS FOR
rigid fork (3)
All Mountain (2)
Cross Country (2)
Commuting (2)
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reviewed by: csainthenry
August 13, 2010
Review of the Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork):
I've ridden these quite a bit over the past month - once they are set up correctly, they work really well. Just be prepared to tweak their position a bit on your first few rides.

I also tightened them a bit more than Ergon recommends. They tell you to go with 5nm, but I had a little slippage so now I'm tightening them to 6Nm...I also use aluminum bars so I am not to worried about damage from the extra torque.

These are definitely grips I'd recommend.

Summed up: Sweet, good looking grips!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Cush, Ease of Installation, Feel, Comfort

Works For: Cross Country, All Mountain, rigid fork

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reviewed by: A Visitor
November 08, 2011
Review of the Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork):
Using them on a Brompton S-bar for daily commuting (13mile round trip). Very comfortable and massive improvement over any traditional shaped grips. Only minus were the handle bar plugs which due to their odly square shape ended up being slightly off center. Without the plug issue would have been a 5 star.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Feel, Comfort

Works For: Commuting

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reviewed by: mkingreed
December 04, 2011
Review of the Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork):
It is really a matter of individual biomechanical preference, but that said, I now have come to absolutely insist on the "platform" grip i.e. ergon design as opposed to any sort of round grip - however padded or textured such a grip may be. (on my three hardtails I have each of ergon's models, size & materials differ) I find the platform far more comfortable and also more biomechanically efficient in as much as the broader grip actually provides more leverage for torque along the axis of the bar. Installation is perfectly easy, the cork per se is a very pleasant feeling material. Only possible caveat is can be a bit finicky as far as getting them tight enough but not so much as to harm the mechanism or crunch one's carbon bar

Summed up: simply would not be without ergon grips

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Feel, Comfort, Ease of Installation

Works For: rigid fork

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reviewed by: brian.shafer00
April 19, 2012
Review of the Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork):
Love the look of these grips on my Necro Pugsley. Also have a brown Brooks saddle so it "Ties the room together." Easy to get on and adjust. I've tried Ergon's in the past and have since went back to larger round grips for most of my bikes. Giving these another go. Rode 2x so far and don't really see any sort of "bio-mechanical" benefit. Maybe after like 20 miles or so you would see something, but in 10 -15 miles, not so much. Decent enough price to try. The end caps suck. They bust into pieces when you try to plug your bars.

Summed up: You are getting Ergon's that are brown.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Ease of Installation, Looks

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reviewed by: A Visitor
January 16, 2013
Review of the Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork):
Great grip, cork is great look on my new commuter, Tree Fort price was best and delivery was prompt

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Comfort, Ease of Installation, Looks, Grip

Works For: Commuting, rigid fork, All Mountain

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reviewed by: RiverRails
August 17, 2013
Review of the Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork):
These went on super easy, and stay super snug with no muss and fuss. I had no issues with the endcaps, not sure where people can have problems. My wife loves them, and they are very comfortable for her. Treefort, by the way, is AWESOME because I inadvertently ordered the large size, called, bought the small and they got to me super fast and the large got sent back and refunded to my credit card. The refund took quite a few days to process, but that is a credit card company hard not at work. Treefort is definitely one of the better online retailers, buy with confidence!

Summed up: Great grips!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

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

Works For: Cross Country

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reviewed by: Greg88
April 04, 2011
Review of the Ergon GP1 BioKork Grip (bio cork):
Still slips at 5nm on my carbon bars, I didn't want to go tighter so I put a bit of rubber cement on them.

What carbon clamp?

The cheap end plugs are impossible to install with out breaking they are like a cheap brittle plastic, I emailed ergon support twice about this problem 3 weeks ago and they still have not replied.

To put the bike on my truck I have to take the front wheel off even though I'm careful with the bike upside down the cork has broke off in small chunks.

Summed up: I would not recommend.

Likes: Feel, Comfort

Dislikes: Initial Installation, Heavy, Toughness

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