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ESI Grips Chunky Mountain Bike Grip

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When chunky is good.

Not long ago, the ESI Chunky Mountain Bike Grips were a well-kept secret of elite endurance racers. But, the secret is out, and you're now able to experience the smooth ride and all-conditions control that these silicone wonder-grips have become so well known for.

ESI's grips are built from silicone for a host of reasons. Chief among them is the vibration damping that silicone provides. Basically, these are much more effective than a standard grip at canceling out high frequency vibrations, which ultimately leads to numbness and pain in the hands. It's especially noticeable during long rides, but the benefits will be apparent every time that you hop on your bike. Silicone is grippy stuff, which is good news, because that grip works in both directions. As a result, the grips are secured not only to your hands, but to your handlebars as well. In fact, when installed per the instructions, these grips stick firmly to handlebars, even in the rain. And naturally, they provide a solid hold for your hands, regardless of sweat or dirt. Better yet, because silicone has memory, these grips will break in to the shape of your hand, providing a custom-fit that gets better the more that you ride them.

These grips are offset, which means that they're slightly thicker on one side than the other. So, when installing them, make sure that you have the thicker end facing your palms, and the thinner end underneath your fingers. This will ensure maximum vibration damping, while still providing a direct steering feel. The Chunky grips have a medium thickness that works well for most riders. Riders with smaller hands, or those who prefer thinner grips, will be better served by the ESI Racer's Edge grip.

The ESI Chunky Grips are available in one size and in the colors Black, Blue, Green, Red, and White. Please note that we advise referring to the included instructions for correct installation.

  • Made with silicone
  • Optimal vibration damping
  • Custom fit

Tech Specs

Material:
[grips] silicone
Claimed Weight:
66 g
Recommended Use:
mountain biking

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Avg. ride time: 53m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Smooth

    Bought this in green to match my Dark Green/Lime Green Bronson after hearing about them from a friend. They're reasonably priced and I'm very happy with their ability to absorb vibrations for a smoother ride. As noted on the packaging, using Windex when putting them on helps a ton. The only thing holding this review back from five stars is my concern about its durability.

    Plush

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The only downside to these grips is the act of putting them on your handlebar. It's a pain. Once they are on there, everything is golden.

    They're plush, durable, and good looking. Can't ask for much more than that.

    Light and durable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have had hand pain issues in the past. Once I switched to the ESI grips, my issues were just about taken away completely. Besides being comfy, the ESI grips are super light. Sometimes you can save 80grams in weight over other grips. Also, i have never had issues with the grips twisting or moving around on the bar.

    Light and durable
    Avg. ride time: 8h 11m per week
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    I like them a lot, but only for XC

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The soft grips can save your hands from fatigue and possibly a bit of pain over the course of a bumpy XC race. And that's really what I use them for. However, when I'm on my trail bike I prefer lock-on rubber grips because of the security. They tend to last about 1/3 to 1/2 of the season before you need to replace them. Replacing is easy, and doesn't break your bank.

    Solid, no bullsh** grips.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    To echo everyone else, these grips carry a fantastic price and weight. You'll find them comfortable with or without gloves and installation was a breeze.

    I also appreciated the color choices in helping keep my whip looking sharp.

    The pinnacle of XC grips

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are the only grips I will use on my xc race bike, they are light, simple and cheap. Customized colors look great too!

    Ultra-light, affordable.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I am currently running the ESI's for the first time on my bike and I really like them. The silicon grips offer a comfortable surface whether you are riding with gloves or not. They are easy to clean and wont tear up the surfaces of your hand if you do forget your gloves on occasion.

    Like wrapping your hands around magic

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using ESI grips for quite some time now. I've tried others, and nothing has ever held a candle to my ESI chunkys. I've tried the racers edge and extra chunky; but the Chunkys- just like Goldilocks eating some pourage, is just right. Comfortable, Affordable, Light, Attractive. Pro Tip: Use compressed air to install and they will never move. The only downside is if you ride sans-gloves they can get slippery.

    Cool - but not for me

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are really cool grips, but my heard still prefers lock on grips. The ESI grips are a little less durable than normal.

    Avg. ride time: 12m per week
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    Nice grip

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Light, grippy, cheap, and comes in pretty colors. So far no problems with the grips rotating, but if you're worried about that some lock-ons might be a better choice.

    Comfortable even without gloves

      So I consider gloves to be optional equipment. This means that my mountain bike grips need to be soft on my hands even over rough terrain. The ESI Chunky Mountain Grip is the best that I've used. They absorb the shock from rough trails without leaving raw spots on my glove-less hands (which traditional rubber grips often do).

      Highly recommended.

      Avg. ride time: 3h 41m per week
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      No contour but nice squish

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I usually like some ergonomic to my grip, these are just round. That said, they have great squish so they do in a way form to your hand a bit. Most importantly they really soak up vibration over the longer rides better than a hard rubber compound. They are super light and cheap too, so they are my go to. Note -- do be sure to wash them with a soapy brush when you do the rest of your bike because the become a bit slick with dust build-up.

      No contour but nice squish
      Avg. ride time: 4h 47m per week
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      Not For Me

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      While I understand all the love in the other reviews -- light, comfy, customizable length, etc. -- these just weren't for me at the end of the day. I prefer a grip with a bit more contour to fill the voids in my palm over the long haul. I also found these a bit slippery when the going got wet.

      Compy and secure

        I cut them to size and use them with SRAM grip shifters. They decrease hand fatigue, are comfortable and stay in place. They are a little fatter than typical grips which I find more comfortable. A big improvement in my enjoyment of riding at little cost

        surprisingly good

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I had seen these around on pretty nice builds and was curious as to why put on such a cheap grip. Well in this case cheap only applies to the price which makes them even cooler. They hold up well, they feel great even after some miles. And if you crash em out it won't break your heart.

        Comfty grip

          These grips are comfty. I used them on my main rig but ended up replacing them with Lock-ons. I change out my components a lot... Like a lot a lot. When I do that, it's painful to get them off to put in new shifters or brakes. Putting them on is butter if you use alcohol. Taking them off is a little bit of a pain, even when I'm using compressed air.

          They last pretty long if you don't run into trees. If you're the type to just slap these on your bike and have them on for a while, I highly recommend them. If you plan on replacing components, or you crash into trees a lot (like me) then you might want to try lock-ons :)

          Avg. ride time: 13m per week
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          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I was skeptical that a non-locker would stick to the bar well enough to keep my hands in place. I've been on less comofortable lock-on grips since I got my first real mountain bike but after moving to ESI Chunky's a few years ago, I won't go back. These will be on every mountain bike I build for the foreseeable future.