€ 39,95(With VAT**)
When riding, your hands support a lot of your upper body weight on the handlebars, placing high pressure on a relatively small grip area. In many cases this puts too much pressure on the ulnar nerve that runs near the base of the palm near the pinky and close to the skin’s surface – often causing numbness. The winged grip increases the hand’s supporting area by distributing pressure over a wider surface and thereby preventing discomfort.
If your wrist is bent too much for too long, nerves, tendons and blood vessels can become compressed. The result is the carpal tunnel channel is constricted, which could cause damage the median nerve. Long rides and fatigue make it even harder for the rider to maintain a correct and healthy posture. The winged design of our GS grips gives the hand more support and automatically puts the wrist into a more ergonomic position, preventing numbness, tingling and pain.
In order to help you maintain perfect control over your bike, your hands should not completely envelop the grip, which is why Ergon offers many grips in two size diameters – Small and Large. The difference refers to the grip width (hand size), meaning a larger hand will have a more positive fit on a thicker grip, while a smaller hand is better fit to a smaller grip. For hand/glove sizes 6.5 to 8.5 we recommend Small, for 8.5 to 10.5 Large usually is better.
Some models of our GS series, including the GS1, are available in special versions for different shifting capabilities. For a regular shifting, both grips are the same length. The version for Gripshift® or Dual-Twist-Shift twist-grip shifts includes two shortened grips, for Rohloff®, Nexus® and Single-Twist-Shift only the grip on the right side is shortened.
The material used in Ergon grips meets the highest quality purity standards, is TÜV-certified, durable and absolutely unique in the world of cycling grips. Developed without filler and using medical grade white oil as the only plasticizer. The UV-resistant rubber compound has been developed and is manufactured exclusively for Ergon in Germany. Ergonomics, product design and engineering – all Made in Germany.
The GS Series clamping system is extremely secure and easy to mount. Each grip is tightened with only one bolt to reliably secure its position and to prevent twisting. Another important safety feature is that Ergon’s aluminum clamps are cold forged and not extruded – resulting in a much stronger structure.
The specific rubber compound used in the GS series provides maximum comfort for long distance riding. The grips have just the right amount of flex and support ideally distributing the pressure across your hands. The grip’s texture ensures a very positive, confident grip, preventing your hands from slipping in demanding trail conditions.
– MountainBIKE 07/2013, Testsieger
*Weights may vary in production. Weight per pair. **Price can vary by country.
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