Invest in your points of contact; saddle, GRIPS and pedals. You will bike farther, have more fun, and be in less pain at the end of the day. Ergonomics is at the core of Ergon. Their products are all about understanding how people engage with their bikes.
Ergon introduced their original winged grip in 2004, helping to eliminate numb hands, aching fingers and tired forearms. Now they have a wide variety of grips designed specifically around a particular riding style, handlebar and rider position. The grips are compatible with almost any bicycle, from downhill and touring, to xc racing and folding commuters. Most of the grips are available in two sizes, small and large, with options to mate perfectly with your bike. Sometimes too many choices can be overwhelming, so if you have questions about what might be right for you, don’t hesitate to call, or even better, come on down and check them out in person and on a bike.
Basically if your handlebars are swept back, the GC1’s are going to be what you’re after and straight bars have a wide world of choices.
All the materials Ergon uses are tested for toxicity and meet the highest German government safety standards. Their products go through extensive deterioration and life-span tests, including a 4 year environmental exposure simulation, as well as abuse from the some of the world’s top athletes and are backed with a 2 year warranty.
King Cages are the epitome of simplicity and functionality. They don’t stretch or crack, won’t mark up your sweet new bottle from your Local Bike Shop, and don’t wobble or catapult full water bottles. Treat them well or beat them up, they will last a long, long time. It doesn’t matter if you have a classic steel road bike, new fangled ultra-light carbon, or a beat up winter city bike, King Cages just look good, and work like you need them to.
The Titanium Cage is so light you’d think you were holding a paper clip. The Stainless Steel Cageis a durable cage that is a great value and the Iris Cage is clean and simple design that is a little more versatile in regards to carrying odd shaped, or stainless bottles._
Ron Andrews (THE King of all Kings) has been welding titanium water bottle cagessince ‘91 and stainless since ‘96. More recently he added the Iris Stainless. All of his cages are hand made in the garage of his house in Durango, Colorado, from materials sourced in the US. He doesn’t use CAD programs. He likes kicking it old skool and hand draws all of his designs. Then he machines all of his own custom tools to make his products.
The Transport Bag for Brompton by Radical Design | a Perennial Favorite
It’s a simple, yet fully functional bag that allows you to tote your Brompton wherever your feet will take you. Of the bag optionsfor Brompton, this is the most compact of the full coverage bags. It’s also the lightest bag option that comes with a shoulder strap.
Like the Brompton Cover and Saddle Bag, it quickly packs into a small bag that easily mounts to your saddle rails (or handlebars if you prefer). The Brompton Transport Bagzips fully open which means loading your Brompton is a breeze. There are two handles and a shoulder strap for easy portability, and the empty bag folds up nicely to slip into its saddle bag. Like all of Radical Design’s bags, it is made of DuPont Rip-Stop Cordura and uses continuous coil YKK zippers.
Radical Design has been making great bags in Holland since 1990. They use top quality materials, and employ stitching methods meant to last a lifetime. Radical Design makes bags for recumbents, folding bikes and hikers as well as both cycling and walking trailers. They sell all the materials used in their bags separately. So you can fix and patch your old bag. Radical takes a holistic view regarding the health and safety of not only their workers but the workers of their suppliers as well, and values like honesty and quality over cost. Companies like Radical Design are few and far between; people that stay true and adhere to the K.I.S.S. method, Keep It Simple, Stupid.