April 7, 2009
These improve the ergonomics over traditional grips without adding weight or things sticking off the front of your bars. For me, they have made my hands and arms more comfortable during and after riding.
At high speed, these make me feel like I don't have a good enough grip on my bars when going through technical downhill sections. From what I've heard, this happens to a small but significant portion of people that use these, but they haven't made me fall yet!
I got these at a discount thanks to Ergon sponsoring my team, and they've been pretty nice. While seeming kind of gimmmicy, and a little tough to adjust right, they've definitely led to less wrist and forearm discomfort during and after long rides.