GP1 BioKork Gripshift®
- Natural feel
- No sore wrists
- No numb fingers
In the fight against numb fingers and wrist discomfort among cyclists, Ergon developed the GP1 18 years ago and revolutionized the bike grip.
– MyBIke 02/22
For years, proven and durable everyday and touring grip. Best values in grip comfort and processing!
– Radfahren 04/21, 19 out of 25 pts.
– Radfahren 07–08/21
– product design award 2010, distinction: gold
– reddot design award 2010
– Design Plus materialvision award 2011
– Trekkingbike TIPP 05/2013, Testurteil: test result: Very good
– ÖkoTest 03/2013, test result: Very good
Offers easy and safe mounting and an extremely good feeling when gripping; the comfort is quite good, and the control is also more than impressive.
– aktivRadfahren 06/2015, grade: 1,6
Very pleasant, non-slip cork and rubber compound.
– RADtouren 03/2018
**Price can vary by country.
The BioKork version of our successful GP series combines ergonomics, sustainability and a comfortable feel consisting of 40% cork material. The material comes from organic farming in Portugal and meets strict ecological guidelines. In the inner support, 20 percent of the plastic is replaced by grass fibres.
Sustainability is high on the agenda at Ergon. Under the “GreenLab” initiative, packaging is developed from recycled materials, and entire products such as the GP1 BioKork are made from particularly environmentally friendly materials. All parts of the handle are consistently manufactured in an ecologically sustainable manner.
The GP 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 – resulting in a much stronger structure.
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.
GP Series grips are also available in different versions that are compatible with various types of twist shifters. With standard trigger shifters, both grips have the same length on both sides. The versions for Gripshift®and Dual-Twist shifters have two short grips, while Rohloff@, Nexus®and Singe-Twist shifters require the right-side grip to be shorter to accommodate the shifting mechanism.
When riding, your hands support a lot of your upper body weight on the handlebars, placing high pressure 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 – often causing numbness. The wing grip increases the hand’s supporting 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 are compressed. The result is the carpal tunnel channel is constricted, which could damage 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 our GP grips gives the hand more support and automatically puts the wrist into a more ergonomic position, preventing numbness, tingling and pain.
In order to help you maintain perfect control over your bike, your hands should not completely envelop the grip, which is why Ergon offers many grips in two size diameters – Small and Large. The difference refers to the grip width (hand size), meaning a larger hand will have a more positive fit on a thicker grip, while a smaller hand is better fit to a smaller grip. For hand/glove sizes 6.5 to 8.5 we recommend Small, for 8.5 to 10.5 Large usually is better.
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”