I put these Erogons on the Qball this weekend and then tried them out on my Tour de Trumbull. They are really comfortable but overkill with riser bars. I found that my risers are so wide that go out on the bar ends decreased my leverage greatly. I think what I will have to do is switch out these bars for my Ritchey Flat bars and use these grips with them. The Flat bars are shorter and I think I will get more leverage out on the bar ends while climbing.
Planning on riding Hop Brook this weekend in preparation for the race. It will be a good test for the new configuration as well as familiarize myself with the terrain.