Today I’m going to review the ESI fit cr grips. I’ve been riding these since i got them installed at the seaotter this past march. Im a big fan of esi products having had both the traditional mtb grips and the bartape on my bikes Having recently picked up a 2014 giant trance sx i did what every bike guy does, start customizing it!
Im a big fan of esi gripsi had the chinky mtb grips on my old specialized enduro and i really liked them a lot. I’ve also been running the RCT tape on my road bike for over a year now and really like it. So i was excited to see that they came out with a new mtb grip, the fit cr.
The fit cr is a cool design its contoured in the middle to really lock your hand in the perfect position. No need to look down and see where your hand is on the grip the fit cr does it for you. Keeping a consistent hand position is crucial for racing and esi solved that problem pretty well.
With a 100% silicone construction these grips really last. I also like the fact that they don’t degrade like rubber grips. You can totally ride these bare handed and be comfortable and not have black sticky resude all over your hands. these grips are also washable just a bit of rubbing alcohol on a rag makes them look like new again. The installation takes a bit of elbow grease but once they are one they are locked in place, no lock rings needed!
Ive been riding these grips since mid march and i can’t really find much i don’t like about them, ESI makes great products and make them here in the USA, so you can feel patriotic when your on your bike. So go out and grab a pair at your local bike shop or look for their tent at a cycling event near you, they have some awesome deals at the events they go to and awesome customer service, they are usually my first stop at the seaotter every year and always show me great customer service