Tom and I almost always agree on the products VO should stock, but there are exceptions. When he saw these new grips made especially for Dia Compe inverse brake levers Tom just loved them. I wasn't so sure. He thought they looked sleek and the groove for the housing was a brilliant idea. I thought they looked too plain and would prefer a grip with more texture. But I trust Tom's judgment and so I placed an order. Of course that didn't stop me from kidding him about his "ugly grips".
Well the grips finally arrived. The color is a close, though not exact, match for the lever bodies. The material is rubber-like and a little firmer than most grips, but not bad. And at $7.50 a pair the price is certainly right. On the down side, the rubber has an uneven sheen; it looks a little oily in spots.
So what do you think? Was Tom right? Will they sell well? There's a six pack riding on this!
One other interesting item, a VO Grand Cru seat post just sold on E-Bay for $57. They are only $45 new! Here's the link to the auction. I guess we should raise prices?
25 June, 2009
Posted by Velo Orange at 10:42:00 AM