- The evolution of the original award-winning comfort grip
- Alleviates hand and wrist pain
- Made in Germany
*Weights may vary in production. Weight per pair. **Price can vary by country.
Hand discomfort while cycling is common, especially on longer rides. With unsupportive conventional round grips, riders often experience numbness in the fingers, as well as pain and irritation in the palms and wrists. Discomfort in the forearms, upper arms, neck and shoulders, can also be attributed to unsuitable grips with poor support. With the iconic GP1wing shape, Ergon has made it possible for millions of cyclists to enjoy comfortable cycling for the over 20 years.
While cycling, a significant percentage of a rider’s body weight rests on the hands. This leads to high amount of pressure on a small area of the grips. This often constricts the extremely sensitive ulnar nerve, which runs under the skin surface in the area of the pinky finger. The wing shape of the GP1 Evo, which is scientifically adapted to the hand, effectively distributes pressure over a larger area, preventing discomfort.
Overly bent wrists while cycling results in nerves, tendons and blood vessels being compressed. This can lead to severe pain and mobility problems concerning the median nerve. The ergonomic wing design of the GP1 Evo gently supports the wrist in an ergonomically optimized position – effectively alleviating wrist pain and soreness and numb tingling fingers.
To effectively distribute pressure on the handlebar and prevent discomfort, it is important that the hand does not completely enclose on the grips. Ergon offers the GP1 Evo in sizes "Small" and "Large". The difference between the two sizes is the thickness of the grip in-hand. A thicker grip provides an optimized fit for a larger hand, while a thinner grip is more advantageous for a smaller hand.
Design, development, manufacturing - the GP1 Evo is "Made in Germany". This guarantees the highest standards across the manufacturing processes: maximum product quality, expedited production and delivery timelines, and secure supply chains. By sourcing all raw materials in Germany and using exclusively recycled plastics, we also contribute to increased sustainability and minimal waste.
The unique LongLife rubber compound in the GP1 Evo exceeds European quality standards, is free of harmful substances and as SGS certification. Even the European Toy and Food Standard is met - a particularly important aspect for gloveless cyclists whose hands often have direct skin contact with the grips for hours. Two durometers of grip rubber provide the best damping and comfort.
Extremely safe and easy to mount. With a single aluminum clamp, each grip is secured to the handlebar. The high-quality, forged aluminum clamp allows for customized and ergonomic optimized adjustment of the wing angle. The screw of the clamp is located on the underside of the grip offering a streamlined appearance.
In a technically perfected manufacturing process, the GP1 Evo has been given modern surface textures perfectly adapted to the hand. The laser-applied textures are not only precise, but also give the ergonomic wing outstanding comfort.
The inner core is instrumental in the performance and comfort of the GP1 Evo. The core provides security, dampens vibrations and allows the grip to sit comfortably in the hand. The inner core of the GP1 Evo is made plastic that we have reinforced with fiberglass.
The GP1 Evo has been awarded the rating "Recommended" by " Froböse Formula.” Developed by renowned university professor, health expert and bestselling author Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse, the “Froböse Formula " is a scientific seal of quality for products in the areas of exercise, nutrition and regeneration - a guide to increased quality of life, health and comfort.
The Ergon GP1 has been the industry standard in bicycle wing grips for 20 years. Millions of happy cyclists have put their trust in the GP1. The worldwide bestselling grip has been awarded countless test wins and awards. For us, that was not enough. We have continuously improved the original GP1 in function, material and workmanship and now set a new milestone with the GP1 Evo.
Our GP Series of grips are available in special configurations for different shifting systems. For trigger shifters, both grips are the same length. For Gripshift or Dual-Twist-Shift, both grips are shortened. For Rohloff, Nexus and Single-Twist-Shift cyclists are provided a short right grip and full-length left grip.
he grip variants for twist shifters is delivered as GP1 model, not GP1 Evo model.