Mark F.wrote a review of ESI Grips Chunky Mountain Bike Grip on August 14, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I like simple and smooth grips, so I had to try these. They come in simple packaging with ESI plugs for the end of the bars.
I first watched the install video on the ESI website a couple times, which made things look quick and easy. I then did the same as the guy in the video, but mine did not install as simple as the demo. One grip is now a bit deformed and feels weird by my thumb. I tried taking a photo of it (below), but it's difficult to see how weird that spot really is. It's only in that one spot on that one grip, so I'm not sure if it's something with that grip or if it's the way I put it on.
Other than installation the grips are really nice. I like them much better than the Bontragers I have on another bike that are a similar material/style. These are softer and more grippy. These are also the chunky size and I prefer the bigger grip.
I didn't use the include plugs because I use Cane Creek bar ends. The combination of these grips and the bar ends is quite nice. I got the black ones; they're more of a grayish black, which is fine with me.