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Author:  ben.sandman [ Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:54 am ]
Post subject:  Cheap Chinese heated grips

Has anyone ever had any success with these?

I got some a few days ago and had a go at fitting them last night.

First heat pad, one of the wires fell off.

2nd one hardly got warm enough I could only just feel it. I didn't bother fitting the grip over the top but I'm guessing the heat would come through even less.

Do I just give up on the idea and get myself some decent gloves instead?

Author:  alon [ Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap Chinese heated grips

You can buy a decent quality kit but last winter I decided to switch to heated gloves instead of heated grips and I don't think I can ever go back to just heated grips.

Author:  mario.costasa [ Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap Chinese heated grips

Hi Alon


Two things that stopped me using heated gloves on a Trial bike;


Washing muddy gloves.
The wiring of rider to the bike - I am always getting on & off the bike to open gates, help other riders, interact with other trail users and very rarely unintentional exits :-)

Author:  smokinrider [ Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap Chinese heated grips

Cheapo heated grips have a bad rep. They'll probably burn your loom out.

If anyone can advise how you/if you change the actual the actual grip part of an Oxford set and how they work with your existing throttle cable, that would be great as I have a set I might try.


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Author:  Joel [ Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap Chinese heated grips

Had mine on for two years.....cost a fiver.There are different types of snide ones, mine are a wire in laminate.....

Author:  ben.sandman [ Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap Chinese heated grips

The oxford ones are great, I have some on the road bike. But I don't think I could be without renthal soft grips on an enduro bike.

I'm thinking some proper waterproof gloves might be a good idea. Maybe seal skins?

Shame about the heated grips but how about some of them muff things you see on scooters?

Author:  LILY [ Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap Chinese heated grips

ben.sandman wrote:

I'm thinking some proper waterproof gloves might be a good idea. Maybe seal skins?



I've been using these cheap ski gloves for years.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thermal-glove ... 8Syr8wCO1w

They are so cheap, that if they get a bit shredded with the odd visit in the brambles then it's no issue to replace them.
They are very warm and I only use them when it's below freezing or if chilly and there's a lot of road work.
They aren't really suitable for very wet weather though.
At £2.99 give 'em a go.

Steve

Author:  GrayHTRF [ Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:10 pm ]
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SYMTEC

Author:  BrianS [ Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cheap Chinese heated grips

+1 for Symtec - see https://www.windingroads.co.uk/symtec-heat-demon/heated-grips-uk?page=1

Author:  KentWR [ Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:57 am ]
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smokinrider wrote:
Cheapo heated grips have a bad rep. They'll probably burn your loom out.


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I would always run an inline fuse to stop this happening.

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