- Especially for curved handlebars
- No more sore wrists
- No more numb fingers
Our GP Series is the worldwide reference for winged grips. Even touring cyclists who prefer a setback handlebar setup do not have to manage without ergonomic comfort. This is where the GC1 was developed. The GC1 effectively prevents numb fingers, aching hands and forearms for setback handlebars.
For handlebars with a pronounced bend to the rear, conventional grips cause the wrist to bend in an unnatural way. The consequences are discomfort and pain of various kinds. The GC1 is anatomically and ergonomically shaped for this type of handlebar correcting positions of the hands and preventing common grip discomforts.
When riding, your hands support much of your upper body weight on the handlebars, placing a great deal of weight distribution on a relatively small grip area. In many cases this pinches the extremely sensitive ulnar nerve that runs near the base of the palm near the pinky and close to the skin’s surface. Prolonged pressure in this area often causing numbness. The wing grip increases the hand’s resting platform area by distributing pressure over a wider surface and thereby preventing discomfort.
If your wrist is bent too much for too long, nerves, tendons and blood vessels can become compressed. The result is the carpal tunnel channel is constricted, which could place damage to the median nerve. Long rides and fatigue make it even harder for the rider to maintain a correct and healthy posture. The wing design of the GC grips gives the hand more support and automatically puts the wrist into a more ergonomic position, preventing numbness, tingling and pain.
ALWAYS THE PERFECT FIT – Compatible with Rohloff und Nexus
A special version of the GC1 Biokork is also compatible with Rohloff and Nexus twist shifts. For regular shifting both grips are the same length. With the Rohloff@ and Nexus® twist grip version, the grip on the right side is shortened and the left is a standard length.
EXCLUSIVE QUALITY – Grip rubber Made in Germany
The material used in Ergon grips meets the highest quality purity standards being TÜV-certified, durable and absolutely unique in the world of cycling grips. This rubber is developed without filler and uses medical grade white oil as the only plasticizer. The UV-resistant rubber compound has been developed and is manufactured exclusively for Ergon in Germany. Ergonomics, product design and engineering – all Made in Germany.
PLAYING IT SAFE – Locked down for safety
The GC1 Series clamping system is extremely secure and easy to mount. Each grip is tightened with only one bolt to reliably secure its position and to prevent twisting. Another important safety feature is that Ergon’s aluminum clamps are cold forged and not extruded. This results in a much stronger structure.
FEEL-GOOD GRIP – It’s in the mix
Minimum friction – maximum comfort: Gripping confidence is enhanced with Ergon’s super soft, UV resistant, durable compound and specific texture patterns. Additionally, your riding enjoyment is elevated with a noticeable pleasing to the touch feel.
- Name: GC1
- Use: City, E-City
- Weight: 230 g*
- Color: Black / Grey
- Variant: Regular
- Clamp: 100% Recyclable Aluminum
*Weights may vary in production. Weight per pair.