Ergon GC1 BioKork

The sustainable BioKork version of the GC1 grip, developed for the ergonomic demands of cyclists riding city bikes, beach cruisers, or touring bikes with upright, rearward-swept handlebars. Using traditional round grips on these specific, l ...(Read More)

Ergon GC1 BioKork
  • Model: Nexus
  • Model: Regular
$39.95
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The sustainable BioKork version of the GC1 grip, developed for the ergonomic demands of cyclists riding city bikes, beach cruisers, or touring bikes with upright, rearward-swept handlebars. Using traditional round grips on these specific, laid-back handlebars causes an uncomfortable bend in the wrist. The GC1 BioKork corrects the wrist position through its anatomic and ergonomically correct form, delivering exceptional comfort. The grip body is made up of 40% cork, which is sustainably grown in Portugal and able to meet strict ecological guidelines. The central core uses 20% less plastic and is reinforced with natural fibers. All components of the grip are produced with regards to sustainability. A forged aluminum clamp allows the grip to be adjusted for perfect fit, can be easily readjusted, and eliminates twisting once installed.

Kinked wrist position with regular grips

Standard grip: Kinked wrist

Corrected wrist alignment with Ergon grip
Ergon GC1 Grip: Ergonomically optimized wrist alignment

Adapted grips for various shifters explained

- Regular/Trigger Shifters: Both grips are long

- Gripshift/Dual Twist Shifters: Both grips are shortened

- Rohloff/Nexus/XX1/Single Twist Shifters: Right grip is shortened, left grip is long

Problem: Excessive pressure on the sensitive areas of the hands result in numb fingers.
Excessive pressure example

Solution: With an anatomically optimized design, Ergon grips offer 100% contact with the hand surface area, versus traditional round grips, that offer only 60% contact.

Optimized pressure management with Ergon grips

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Black/Cork / Nexus 04260477061317 42410211
Black/Cork / Regular 04260477060747 42410011