It might look good, but chrome gets hot in the sun. Keep that in mind, if you're riding anything with chrome grips, since your hands will be on those the entire time you're riding. We recommend wearing armored gloves when you're riding, anyway. They'll keep your hands from getting hot (especially if you get summer gloves, which are perforated to provide good airflow), and they'll protect you exponentially better than bare skin in a crash. Considering you need your hands to do pretty much everything, you definitely want to protect them. What's the first thing most people do when they fall? Reach out their hands to stop themselves. Phalange protection is just smart.