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Part 2; Get a grip

The following is a brief description of the types of grips available for upgrading your bike.

Lock- on grips offer a more secure hand hold than standard rubber ones. With a plastic core held in place between two alloy rings secured by grub screw, they stay attached in the muddiest of conditions. Unfortunately the rigid plastic sleeve underneath the rubber means they're not the most cushioned.

Foam grips are the cheapest & lightest and are often used on butterfly bars seen on touring bikes. Comfort is good on long distances. Unfortunately being made of foam means they absorb water and can tear quite easily. Traditionally available in black only now made in multiple colours.

Mushroom/ribbed patterned grips, often seen on BMX  bikes, are great for users with large hands. They are available with a longer grip area and some have a removable flange for fitting to bars with gear shifters. Very sticky, hard wearing and in a range of vibrant colours.

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Ergo grips are the best for comfort, grip and durability. With a larger surface area to support the palm of the hand they reduce excess pressure on soft tissue. Some come with built in bar ends, making them great for long distance trips. The dual density rubber used in the construction makes them ideal for ebikes, where the higher speeds can make the bumps more noticeable.

Bar tape. Mostly seen on drop bar bikes, the most cushioned is made from EVA foam with bits of cork mixed in. Available in every colour under the sun, but white is best avoided as it dirties quickly. Fitting can be tricky for beginners but the end result hides cables neatly. Useful for fitting on butterfly bars due to the number of bends.

As a side note, a pair of gloves with padded palms are nice to have if you borrow someone else's bike and don't like the feel of the grips fitted. 

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Hi Raj.
 
I just wanted to thank you for your kindness and help.
 
My dad who is 72 bought himself and his wife a kit each a couple of years back and he says it is the best thing he has ever done.  He stops and tells anyone who will listen that buying the bike has changed his life. He already had a bike but found it such a struggle to do anything other than ride around the streets so he didn’t really bother. He heard about electric bikes and went on a mission to find the best. He settled on Cyclotricity.  He started off cycling a short distance and then using his throttle to keep him going whilst he had a little rest.  Soon his fitness improved and now he goes out for miles and uses the throttle less but loves having the freedom to take on long distances. 
 
Best wishes
Shirley
Shirley
Dear Ben
 
I would just like to Thank you for the fantastic service that I received from your company. As you know I had an issue with my digital meter, I had a phone call from Ben at Cyclotricity the same day and this morning a new replacement had arrived.
This is fantastic service, I am so pleased that I purchased my bike through Cyclotricity. I will log onto your website and write a customer review and I am thinking in the summertime I may even purchase a electric bike for my wife, if and when I do I will certainly buy it through Cyclotricity.
 
Keep up the good work, I wish you all the success in 2017.
Normally people write in to complain but I feel that it's nice to tell people that they are doing things right.
 
Kind Regards
 
Christopher Mundy
Chris
Good evening guy's
What can I say ...
The service I have received from you both has made me feel sure that I have made the right decision in choosing your product and company to spend my hard earned money with, thank you both .. it really is very much appreciated . 
I have attached my signed De-restriction/ Throttle terms of use form to obtain the relevant information required.
I am looking forward to taking delivery of my new baby in the near future
Many thanks again guy's 
Kind Regards
Mark
Mark
Hi Raj,
 
I just want to thank you for all your support through this build. You were/ are a great help!! Thanks for getting the technical team involved where necessary!
 
I feel like I should hire a model to stand next to the bike, to be able to send you a very nice photo!! As it is I will be wise and you will appreciate it if the photo is only of the bike and doesn't have me anywhere near!!
 
Have a good day!
 
Fritz
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