I ride without gloves a lot of the time and these grips are perfect for it. I'm sure they work well with gloves as well though too. Took a few rides to get the position just right for the waffle part to sit where I wanted but now they are perfect. I also run my hands out over the edge of the grips so not having a clamp on the end really relieves the pain from a lock ring. They are also getting more tacky with more and more rides on them.