The Ergon Factory line represents the best materials and products for their demanding athletes. Luckily, with the Ergon GE1 Evo Factory Grips, we can all benefit from the R&D performed by Ergon athletes and engineers.

Ergon GE1 Evo Factory Grips Features:

  • Factory custom rubber
  • Optimized for current support on downhill
  • Single aluminum clamp
  • Available in regular and slim profiles
  • Integrated end cap
  • Weight: 120 grams (pair)
  • MSRP: $39.95
Ergon GE1 Factory Evo Grips Review

Wide bars and GE1 Factory Evo Grips go hand-in-hand.

Get a grip with the GE1 Factory Evo

I’ve come to appreciate Ergon’s focus on rider comfort and their GE1 grips have long been a favorite. Now, with the factory custom rubber, there’s even more to love. For starters, the single clamp makes for easy install and security. I appreciate the use of a large, 4mm hex bolt as well, instead of the weak, tiny ones you’ll find with other grips. I don’t mess around with my safety and I’m glad Ergon feels the same way. With the grips secure, let’s ride.

Ergon GE1 Factory Evo Grips Review

Love the comfort and control when angulating at high speeds.

It doesn’t take long to realize how comfortable the GE1 Factory Evo grips are. I love the soft, grippy rubber and have found it to provide excellent bike feel under all conditions and with all gloves. Rolling fast through sweeping corners and performing quick movements are always comfortable and precise. I appreciate the flared ends of the GE1’s that both keep your hands centered and add comfort/control benefits.

Something else you’ll notice is the finger tab that adds another dose of control as you’re navigating that next rock garden. Durability is great so far and the large clamp has stayed in place since day one. The Factory rubber is a little more tactile and soft compared to the standard GE1 material.

The Good

  • Soft, grippy rubber
  • Clamp is easy-to-use and stays secure
  • Built-in endcap

The Bad

  • Can’t think of any

The Bottom Line: Ergon GE1 Factory Evo

It’s easy to recommend these grips for all types of riding. I’m no DH/Enduro rider and I flat-out love the comfort, control and performance of the GE1’s. I don’t get any numbness and I feel like I have ultimate command over my bike.

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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