GE1 Evo

All About Control

The GE1 Evo

More grip, more comfort. Did we mention even more grip?

We never rest on the success of the previous day. Our GE1 Evo appeals to all Enduro riders and racers who are looking for more comfort, better grip, precise feel and ultimate control.

The goal of the GE1 update was to amplify the riders grip on the handlebars while reducing the required holding strength. On the trail, a lower grasping effort leads to less muscle tension and reduces the risk of arm pump or numb hands – resulting in more comfort, less arm fatigue and better control of your bike on challenging trails.

The GE1 has been ridden to victory in the Enduro World Series for years. Rider feedback from EWS professionals was crucial for developing and improving the GE1 Evo.

In the Ergon product development cycle, feedback from our riders and teams is an integral part of the process. All of this expert input is incorporated and evident in the new GE1 Evo.

In action with the best team in the Enduro World Series:

GE1 Evo

More grip using less force

The Texture Update

The texture elements are slightly angled opposite hand rotation while intersecting channels and varying shaped structures in the gripping zone amplify the frictional adhesion of the GE1 Evo.

The texture update is expanded all the way to the edge, delivering more comfort over more area. The ulnar nerve on the outside of the hand is effectively relieved and numbness is prevented.

Optimized Surface

  1. Directional Grip Texture – Opposite to Hand Rotation – for maximum Grip.
  2. Improved Pressure Distribution in Thumb Area.

Optimized Inner Core

  1. Tuned damping within the various grip-zones due to different material thickness inside the grip core.
  2. Additional Damping on Grips’ External Edges.
  3. Multiple Grip Textures for Improved Feel.

The thumbs function and comfort was also considered. The deeply cushioned grip zone and soft rubber compound further reduce the pressure in this area.

The Grip Compound

The optimization and expansion of the texture allowed us to make the grip rubber even softer and thereby further increase the grip.

Optimization of the Core

In addition to the visible changes, our engineers have also thought about the inner core of the grip. By varying wall thicknesses, in the different gripping zones, more grip rubber could be used where more damping was needed.

Elbows up

The grip surface is aligned at 8° to the handlebar axis and against the backsweep. This position allows you as the rider to “automatically” take the correct position of the elbows.

Maximum hand grip is assured with use of silicone-based rubber compounds, a texture orientation which is opposite the rotation of the hand, and a damping inner core construction.
The grip surface is rider-oriented and automatically ensures the correct angular position of the forearms and elbows.

The GE1 Evo is available in two rubber compounds: Standard and Factory. The Factory version, used by Ergon Factory riders, is even softer, more grippy and offers better performance with a more uniform reaction to abrasion and wear.

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