These are large, squishy and firm at the same time. I have to say the best grips I've used, because of the size I find myself not holding them so hard. Longer rides and less hand pain which is why I've marked them as 5 stars. The installation says use a little rubbing alcohol, I have carbon bars and I found I needed a lot on both the bar and grip. Otherwise I would get half way installing the grip and the alcohol would have dried out. Once I got more liberal with the alcohol installation was very easy.