- Especially for curved handlebars
- Adapted to twist grip shifts
- Natural feel
Especially for strongly cranked handlebars.
– MyBike 04/21
The very wide wing prevents the wrist from bending outwards.
– RADtouren 03/2018
**Price can vary by country.
Ergonomics, function and sustainability: the bio-cork version of the GC1 combines all of the above. The handle consists of 40 percent cork. The material comes from organic farming in Portugal and meets strict ecological guidelines.
Sustainability is high on the agenda at Ergon. Under the “GreenLab” initiative, packaging is developed from recycled materials and entire products such as the GC1 BioKork are made from environmentally friendly materials. All parts of the handle are consistently manufactured in an ecologically sustainable manner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Riding a bike is about movement and freedom, on a bike you feel unbound, even almost autonomous.”