When Ergon launched the winged ergonomic grips, they’d a second within the ultra-endurance mountain bike scene. However the true killer app for them has been commuter bikes, providing a broader perch in your palms. Now, these grips are higher than ever, and their flexy foam Core saddles get commuter choices and the pedals return!
Ergon GP1 Evo & BioKork commuter grips
The little information for the GP1 sequence winged grips is minor updates to the form, enhancing upon their tried-and-true design. The massive information is that they’re now made in Germany, too, alongside their excessive efficiency mountain bike grips.
The GP1 Evo has a twin rubber compound design, smooth cold-forged clamp and is available in two sizes to suit smaller or bigger palms. MSRP is $/€39.95.
The GP1 Evo BioKork blends their latex-free rubber with 40% cork that’s been organically-grown in Portugal, which is a serious cork provider (you’ll be able to see a little bit of it being harvested in our Thomson Bike Excursions gravel story). The cork offers additional vibration damping, and the inside core is product of pressed grass fibers, making these grips an eco-friendly choice. These additionally are available two sizes and retail for $/€49.95.
Ergon GS1 Evo Sport Grips
Because the sportier cousin of the GP1 grips, the GS1 Evo use a thinner profile and wing, permitting a bit extra flex underhand and safer grip throughout spirited pedaling. Extra aggressive texture on the floor additional improves grip. Additionally made in Germany, they’re out there in two sizes in Blue, Purple, and Black for $/€34.95.
Ergon GXR Crew foam grips
Ergon’s grips have historically prioritized ergonomic consolation over weight financial savings, however that modified considerably with the introduction of the GXR foam grips earlier this 12 months. These got here in two diameters, 32mm (small) and 34mm (massive), however solely in black.
These GXR Crew variations take it a step additional with a barely thinner, lighter choice that is available in Purple, Blue and Inexperienced. The Crew model is simply 30mm in diameter, weighing in at simply 65g for the pair. It’ll additionally are available 32mm and 34mm diameters, each about 10g lighter than the non-Crew variations.
Ergon SF saddles
Additionally for sport/health bikes, the brand new SF saddles are available males’s and ladies’s variations, with or with out gel padding. In comparison with the SFC fashions, these add a full central cutout, with the shapes comparable to the gender.
On the left are the ladies’s variations, on the fitting the boys’s. The gel variations get the extra texture on the duvet, and get upgraded (lighter) chromoly rails. Two sizes for every, and all of them use an orthopedic foam just like what’s in trainers to evenly distribute strain and soak up impacts. MSRP is $/€49.95 (SF, 365g to 380g) and $/€69.95 (SF Sport Gel, 340g-355g ).
Ergon PT commuter bike pedals
Years in the past, Ergon provided ergonomic pedals, which had been fairly good, however a bit thick. Now, the design is way thinner, provides barely extra clearance from the crank arm, however retains the small guides to place your foot in essentially the most environment friendly spot. It additionally aligns your foot for higher pedaling mechanics in on a regular basis sneakers. The grip-tape floor prevents slipping off, and enormous reflectors enhance visibility.
They arrive in two sizes, Small (for shoe sizes as much as dimension 42) and Giant (43 and up), and retail for $/€49.95, which is about $15 lower than the originals, too.