Sure there are lighter grips out there but if you want all day hand comfort plus multiple hand positions these are the grips for you. I have them on my single speed and geared mountain bikes. They do take a little getting used to and getting the correct position. Perfect grips for bikepacking.
I bought this saddle for my wife after she wore out her previous Butterfly saddle. She tried many saddles trying to find the best one for her and this is the one. I have put them on all of her bikes. It's pretty light for the amount of padding and looks good too.
These have a great subtle flavor. Hard to say if these increase your performance but they did make me drink more water. Single serving sizes make it easy to through in your pack for those longer rides.
So you know the quality and craftsmanship is phenomenal. The best part of this headset is the low profile top bearing. This helps keep the height of the front end down which allows for a greater adjustability of the saddle to handlebar drop. That is important with those longer travel forks and 29ers.