I replaced my stock grips with these several years ago, and have been using them ever since. They wear well, absorb shock well, and are comfortable. They do not, however, fare well with canyon dancers or crashes, but for the price, they're not a bank breaker to replace.
Great overall product. The only con I have is I forgot they are closed end grips. I guess that was my fault, but all you have to do was cut the ends, and it works like a charm. Like these better than the 719's, as they get dirty quicker.
Recieved the grips today. This is my 5th set of these grips and I find them to be easy to install and very comfortable while riding. They iliminate much of the vibrations normally felt through the bars when at speed. They are very tacky and this reduces the amount of force needed to hold the bars.