These ESI grips are essentially a tube of silicone moulded with the hole slightly off centre. They are extremely comfortable and great for riders who suffer with sore hands on long descents as the silicone offers brilliant shock absorption, especially when compared to lock-on grips. As a matter of fact, riders ‘in the know’ racing in enduro choose these over all others as they are so easy on your hands.
They’re available in two widths, the Chunky and Racer’s Edge, either will treat your hands well, and we haven’t found many riders who don’t like the feel or the hugely grippy nature of the silicone. Of course, there has to be a trade-off somewhere, and unfortunately these are not going to adorn your bike with the ease of application that a lock-on grip gives, in fact they can be a bit of a faff to get to sit solidly, but this is more than excusable for those who struggle to keep hold of the bars with harder compound grips.
PRICE:Racers Edge £15.99, Chunky £16.99