Review ESI Grips

outerlimits

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Product name: ESI Grips
Price paid: $44
Score (out of 10): 4

Review: Got the ESI extra chunky grips for 44 at the lbs. They are the thickest grips they do, and I have big hands so like thick grips.
Out of the pack, they take a few rides to get used to. Then they are super super comfortable and I have never had sore hands or numbness. Then after 400km odd they go down hill quick. Not robust at all and they rip easy when brushing trees or crashing. The foam compresses and they start to loose their cushioning feel a bit. The top outer edge starts to wear quick by the look of it. Pics are after aprox 600km.
 
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gaba

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Best grip for the money IMO. I get them for under 15$, so can you.
Sometimes they are under10$. Come in great colors. Easy on with rubbing alcohol. Easy off with a razor blade. Super comfy, and still grippy when wet. Clean up great with rubbing alcohol and a rag after the start to get dirty with use. Restores the grip as well.

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gaba

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And I forgot to mention, at that price, when they start to go, swap them for shiny new ones.
 
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And I forgot to mention, at that price, when they start to go, swap them for shiny new ones.
Yeah narh, the thought of replacing them 10 times or more a year and shelling out over $150 if I get them on Amazon. Then repeating that process the following year. Just not robust enough 🤷‍♂️
 

gaba

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I ride more than a couple thousand miles a year. I get more than a year out of most sets.
 

neils

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I give these a very positive thumbs up. I use the chunky size which are around the same diameter as normal grips, tried the extra chunky and found them super comfy but a little too big. I find they last well for me. Change once a year. I've been using this brand for 4 years now and have them on all my mountainbikes.
 
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ESI:s are easy to rip when falling but there's a remedy to that --> ODI bar ends ( or any other a bit bigger plug than those currently supplied with ESI:s.) You can smash those ODI:s quite a bit and they will get ugly but your ESI:s are still safe :)
 
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Product name: ESI Grips
Price paid: $44
Score (out of 10): 4

Review: Got the ESI extra chunky grips for 44 at the lbs. They are the thickest grips they do, and I have big hands so like thick grips.
Out of the pack, they take a few rides to get used to. Then they are super super comfortable and I have never had sore hands or numbness. Then after 400km odd they go down hill quick. Not robust at all and they rip easy when brushing trees or crashing. The foam compresses and they start to loose their cushioning feel a bit. The top outer edge starts to wear quick by the look of it. Pics are after aprox 600km.
Wow $44! they shouldn't be that pricey.. I pay £15 for the chunky which seems to be the average price, the Extra Chunky are £17.
I see your in Australia and at the present ex rate your $44 would be £23.59 so they are much more expensive over there.
 
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