Monday, February 10th, 2014 | by ergonusa
The new 2014 Ergon GE1 is one of the most advanced round grips on the market today. Unlike other round grips from other brands on the market, the GE1 is right and left specific. Is also has a required top and bottom orientation. Failure to follow the instructions provided or the specifics of the grip orientation on the handlebar can result in possible rider injury, soreness in the hand while riding, and/or an unsatisfactory result in the use of the product. In addition to the instructions provided with every pair of GE1 grips, below, we give a quick and accurate description on how to install the GE1 grip set.
The required tools for the correct installation of the GE1 are…
- a clean cloth or paper towel
- torque wrench with a 3mm allen head
- 3mm allen wrench
Remove your existing grips. Proceed by taking the cloth or paper towel and cleaning the grip area. Make sure the grip mounting area of the handlebar is clean of any dirt, prior grip adhesives, water, oils, etc.
We will start with the right grip. The GE1 grips are Right and Left specific. This is easily identifiable by looking at the clamps of each grip.
Take the 3mm allen wrench and loosen the clamping bolt. This will help to slide the grip on the handle bar. Slide the GE1 onto the handlebar until it hits the auto-stop on the inside of the grip. The end of your handle bar MUST hit the auto-stop. Double to check that you are indeed hitting the auto-stop. Make sure the GE1 is not being stopped by your brake lever or shifter clamp.
The GE1 grips have a proper top and bottom orientation. The top or upward facing part of the grip is labeled ‘UP’ on the clamps of the GE1. This must face upward in order for the grips to function and fit the rider’s hand correctly.
If working in a repair stand, put the bike level on the floor. Depending on your riding position, you may need to rotate the GE1 grip forward or backwards a few millimeters to obtain optimum riding position. This will vary from rider to rider. Keep in mind, you are only going to rotate the grip forwards or backward a very tiny amount, millimeters.
Once you obtain the desired position of the GE1 grip with your bike level on the ground, take a look at the bike from the side. The Ergon logo should be visible as seen below. Double check to make sure the Ergon logo is NOT rotated in any other direction. If the logo is not visible as seen below it means the grip(s) are rotated too far forwards or backwards.
Once the grip is installed in the desired position, use a torque wrench with a 3mm allen head to tighten the clamping bolt to 3 Nm (2.2 ft lb). A torque wrench must be used to insure rider safety and to confirm proper attachment to the handle bar.
Repeat Steps 1-8 for the Left grip, then go enjoy your latest Ergon purchase.
Following these simple steps will provide you the rider with a quick installation and all the design benefits of the GE1.