Friday, May 8, 2009 9.00am
By Cass Gilbert, Cycling Plus
Compared to the classic drop handlebar, which offers a host of hand positions, running a ﬂat handlebar on your road bike is more likely to result in tingly or numb hands. Ergonomically shaped grips can really help by dissipating vibrations.
Although these On-One offerings have less of the broad, paddle shape design than the benchmark but pricier Ergons, they have triple density construction, a ﬁt that sits nicely in the palm of the hand and a pleasing squishiness.
Lock-on collars ensure they won’t slip about in the wet but they do contribute to extra weight – these models are a relatively hefty 194g. They're worth a try if you suffer from sore hands while mountain biking too.
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