TwoPlusTen wrote:I actually asked this question in a different thread (but for a different bike). Having just seen this I will probably convert my Specialized and leave the Kona as a MTB.
Thank you very much for the information, you've been an absolute goldmine.
Just one question - what grips did you change the originals on the Specialized for?
Glad to have helped and apologies on the delay in getting back to you.
We switched the grips on both bikes to "Ergon GP1 Handlebar Grips" (they come in 2 sizes depending on the size of your hands) which have helped me considerably - I have a bad left arm so need to be careful. They a better suited to touring and commuting than off-roading on dedicated mountain bike trails etc - but I had no issues with them and use them off road as well. That and a decent set of padded gloves, but I am still working on that because I fall between sizes.