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    Yep..

    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    This is the coolest trick in the book. Here's another.

    Ya know, I never got hair spray to work for me. The grips always end up sliding around, even when I left it to dry for a week without touching it. I tried heavy and light application of it, and still didn't work. I must be doing something wrong. I used Aqua Net hair spray.

    This does really work - I've had to do it before and the wheel lived quite long post-taco.

    I've had OK luck with the super adhesive spray but I've always used the "99", not the "77". Seems that if you try to use the grip before giving it a day to dry it seems to never end up "setting" as well.

    Aqua Net hair spray never worked for me either.

    On carbon bars with a gloss finish alcohol seems to be best for non-lock on grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    You know, back in the day before the clamp on grip thing, I never had any issues with my grips slipping. You sprayed cheap hair spray in them, slid them on, and then stuck the air compressor chuck between the grip/bar (holding the grip) and blasted it...never budged.
    In my BMX days, we used the cheapest and therefore most toxic hairspray we could find ... don't know if this ozone buster is still made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    In my BMX days, we used the cheapest and therefore most toxic hairspray we could find ... don't know if this ozone buster is still made.
    Naah, as it's just used for women, the good toxic stuff is still available



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    Odi hereby eliminated: (or, I like them but...)



    Not paying $18 when I drop a cap when a complete new pair is in the $20 range.

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    I use different grips for different bikes (ODI Ruffian on the FS and beater bike, ERGON GP2 on the SS and commuter, Cinelli cork tape on road bike)but came across these at interbike this year:

    http://www.pro-bikegear.com/publish/...de-PRGPVH.html

    These feel like my much loved TZ250 grips I had on ALL of my motorbikes, I'll have to buy a few sets for myself for Christmas this year, LOL!!!

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    I love the Ergon GA1's. Not too large, but enough swell in the palm to help those with larger hands. I also used to use the ODI Rouge grips in the past as well. But prefer the GA1's

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    odi tld

    odi. The odi tld grips are the best grip by far. They have awesome color choices which you can play around with to make them look great on any bike. They are insanely secure because of the clamps on both sides. E/t they have a inboard locking clamp, they have flanges at both ends that help your hands. Best grips ever! You can also find them for about $18

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    Oury

    Don't know why anyone bothers with anything else. Lock on and regular versions available

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    Use roadie bar tape. Wrap it as thick or thin as you want. It won't slip. You can make it as comfortable as you want. It's cheap. It's light. It's durable. It comes in a ton of color options to match whatever fashion statement you want to make. I switched to this when I first started running gripshift as I could never find a short lock-on grip I liked. After using it for a while, I can't imagine using anything else. It's like buying a custom tailored suit in China - fits exactly the way you want, but costs less than TJ Maxx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post
    Well most times "dirt cheap" has always been a motivator, but then again has often brought the saying "You get what you pay" to mind.




    (hard to resist)

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    Anyone used/liked these?

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    These came on my Sette Razzo bike. I have had them on for the last year. The diamond pattern has now been rubbed clean so it is getting time for new ones. I have never had issues with them rotating or moving. The end camps look pretty beaten up from dirt, trees, rock, and falling but they are still holding pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xc biker View Post
    odi. The odi tld grips are the best grip by far. They have awesome color choices which you can play around with to make them look great on any bike. They are insanely secure because of the clamps on both sides. E/t they have a inboard locking clamp, they have flanges at both ends that help your hands. Best grips ever! You can also find them for about $18


    Thanks xc biker,

    Up till now, I hadn't seen the Odi TLD's. I have to admit the I find the design intriguing. Putting ODI TLD's back on the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry68 View Post
    both my KTMs, and my Triumph 675 and Sprint ST are wearing OURY grips.
    Same here I have them in all my bikes, including the ones with "Heated grips" (Use to throttle side ones)


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    Used the Ritchey WCS foam (hexagonal) grips and really liked them. Good for larger hands but some may not like the hex shape with a bulged center. My others are Odi Rogues and they're decent, but not as comfortable to the Ritcheys.

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    I have larger hands and love the ODI Rogue lock-ons. They are comfy, offer good grip, and never move. Unless you need to take them off for maintenance, swapping bars ,etc, and they're off in seconds. Never again will I be gluing or air-compressor-ing grips.

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    Dirty Hank - The ODI lock-on rings are expensive, but unless you need a different color than what comes with the grips, I don't know why you'd need to buy a separate set. The grips are available as "refills" without the rings at a discount, so you don't have to buy new rings when the rubber is worn out.

    I admittedly don't have experience with a lot of different grips, but I probably tried 4 or 5 varieties before I settled on the ODI Rogues. I still pick up every grip I come across. I have fairly large hands (actually, large palms - my fingers aren't all that long), and the Rogues fill my hands nicely. I still get some hand numbness if I'm riding on the road, but Cane Creek bar ends take care of that by giving me more positions. They lock into the ODI grips. Awesome combination, if somewhat heavy (so am I). Also, the Rogues seem to be pretty durable - after a season of riding mine are not showing any wear - although I don't ride nearly as much as some around MTBR.

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    Are lock on Ourys as cushy as regular?

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    Well I made a decision. I couldn't find anything but good reviews about the ODI Troy Lee Design Lock-on-Grips. I found them on eBay for $21.99 and to Jensons credit they price matched, but tax and shipping pushed them into the almost $30 range. I called ODI in Riverside CA. Customer Service got in touch with their sales rep for my area. ODI called to let me know Price Point is a 15min drive from me AND I can Will-Call the item. So just $21.99 + $1.92 tax $23.91. I'd rather have 2 gals of gas and not pay for shipping any day. My time isn't worth anything anyway these days.



    I think I'll like them, but who knows. My main purpose for changing from ergon-type non locking grips is 1. Not using a grip that defines where I have to place my hands. 2. Not having to hassle twisting my grips back into place during and after every every hairy part of the ride. 3. Being able to fine tune my cockpit so I've got 4 digits holding on and one finger braking.

    Thanks everyone for your help, suggestions, tips & tricks. Riding Gear is a personal thing one of those things in life that there is really no right and wrong. All that counts is that you are good with it.

    I'll let you know how they work out,

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    Ever since jive handles came out in the late 80s I've been using sticky slim grips. If you like grips like that the new Renthal lock ons look great. They come in 4 different compounds.

    The ODI TLD ones are great, have them now.

    Don't get the ESI love. I found them slippery and they pack down like all foam does. 2 thumbs down.
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    ESI Extra Chunky. Boom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Are lock on Ourys as cushy as regular?
    Almost, but not quite as cushy. I have one on one bike and one on the other. I do prefer the lock on due to the easy on and off and the security of never twisting. I have adjusted to the lock on Oury's and don't notice the reduced "cush", really it is just a little bit less.

    I used hair spray to install the regulary Oury's one time and about half way through a 12 mile ride they started twisting. So I used some type of glue (I don't remember which) and they stayed on ever since. However I like the ability to be able to easily remove the lock ons and reinstall them without the mess of removing all the old glue. Easier to change handle bars or move grips from one bike to another with lock ons.

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    +1 ESI Chunky, serving me well

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    Installed the ODI TLD grips. I like the feel of them the rubber seems top quality and the tread design seems perfect to me grippy but not too harsh on the hands. I adjusted the cockpit to allow one or two finger braking. I think I'll like these and if it stops raining will find out this weekend.



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    Oury

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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    Ergon GP1 Large grips on both RIP9 and Gt Peace 9R SS, cured numbness and never had a problem when the trail gets sketchy even with 2-finger braking, tried a ton of grips over the years before hitting these, search over.

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    I got bored and end up safety wiring half my bikes even if they not need it..

    My old IBIS SS.


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    +1 for the Odi Rogue Lock On Grips. I have an XL hand and don't like softer grips, they tend to moosh out with heat sweat to fast for my liking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpick915 View Post
    I am a big fan of the Ergon GP1 grips. Ergonomic and they lock-on.
    I love these grips!

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    odi rogue for me on all my bikes...the oury lock-on made by odi ahve the same diameter and feel similar to me.
    expensive cars are a waste of money. Expensive bikes...not so much!

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    Oury lock ons for my FS, Bontrager thick grips lock on for my SS.

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    Well, my of thinkin says I need to use bar tape to make my grips sense my 29er uses 700c rims..
    lean forward

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    Until recently I've been using Rogues and have been quite happy but they rough up your gloves pretty quick. I switched to the Chromag Palmskins and have been very pleased. They provide plenty of grip without a tapered bulge-the built in bar plugs are a nice touch as well.

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    naked grips

    I run all my bars completely naked with no grips - gloves are enough - you have suspension right

    i find it increases my feel for the trail

    i now do the same for my seat and only wear a ball hunging g-strip to keep the tackle in place.............. a bit of cream on the ring and you are good to go. Nothing like leather (seat) against skin. I did try one of those furry SDG seats but it smelt like poo after a while - leather you just wash down.

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    Oury grips... nuff said
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Oury grips... nuff said
    What he said....

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    Specialized has Ergon knockoff grips that are great, IMO. They use a softer material for the "wing" area which is also shaped/sized in such a way you can move your hands around on the grips a little more.

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    I got some Oury grips for a new bike.

    I mounted them using compressed air.

    I took the bike out today I while I thought the grips were on solid, one them started coming loose and it got progressively looser until, by the time I got home, the grip pulled right off.

    I had tried alcohol earlier but thought better of it and after cleaning and drying the grips and bar mounted them using compressed air.

    I was thinking about finding solvent-based hairspray. The safety wire technique looks interesting too.

    But I sure like to know what happened with my dry mounted grips failing.

    Ideas anyone

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    I really like lizard skin peaty lock on. I used to have Oury lock on but with gel pad (palm) gloves on, i don't like how bulky they feel. The peaty is nice and thing and with a gel glove feels better in my hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSocialClimber View Post
    I got some Oury grips for a new bike.

    I mounted them using compressed air.

    I took the bike out today I while I thought the grips were on solid, one them started coming loose and it got progressively looser until, by the time I got home, the grip pulled right off.

    I had tried alcohol earlier but thought better of it and after cleaning and drying the grips and bar mounted them using compressed air.

    I was thinking about finding solvent-based hairspray. The safety wire technique looks interesting too.

    But I sure like to know what happened with my dry mounted grips failing.

    Ideas anyone
    Hairspray and safety wire kept my motorcycle grips on for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dambala View Post
    Hairspray and safety wire kept my motorcycle grips on for years.

    I'm gonna try one more mounting with compressed air. If that fails I'll try the hairspray and wire idea.

    I can get a decent set of safety wire pliers at harbor freight - $10.

    Do you use stainless steel wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSocialClimber View Post
    I can get a decent set of safety wire pliers at harbor freight - $10.
    You don't really need the pliers, you can twist the strands by hand (half the time I do it that way anyway) but they are a neat toy to have if you do it a lot..

    Do you use stainless steel wire?
    Stainless wire will break in no time when you are twist in it, sadly you need special wire and only comes in big rolls (about $25 a roll) but maybe you can go to your plane/moto/race car shop and ask them for some..

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    I used the zip tie mounting method and they went on easy enough but very slowly tuned around and around (4 rides per turn).

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    I really like the ESI Chunky grips. I have them on both of my bikes. Neato colors too.

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    +1 on the ESI Chunkies. If you need more Cush, they've got Extra Chunkies too.

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    Oooh. I didn't know they had extra chunkies. They chunky all around, or even thicker in the palm?

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    I think the Esi Extra Chunky's are just an extra 2 mm thicker around the palm. I've been thinking about getting some for the rigid single speed. I've been using Esi's on all my bikes for the last few years.

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    I don't understand why anyone would not use lock-on-grips on a MTB they take seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post
    I don't understand why anyone would not use lock-on-grips on a MTB they take seriously.

    Hank
    Oury's are more comfortable, lighter and cheaper ... if you can get them not spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post
    I don't understand why anyone would not use lock-on-grips on a MTB they take seriously.

    Hank
    Because Lock-On grips have a hard plastic core, making them less cushy than unclamped grips, plus the rings themselves stick up above the grips. This made hot spots on my hands for long rides when I changed my hand position around.

    Now, if I ride in the rain... and I do a lot of riding in the rain... and don't have issues with my grips spinning, why would I need Lock-On grips?

    I used regular non-lockon Ourys for years and they never got loose and turned on me. It's all about making things silicon chip room clean before you install them. I use a small dab of 91% isopropyl Alcohol and air pressure to help slip them on. Works perfectly every time.

    That said, I switched to Ergon grips, and they have a clamp. They have that nice cushy paddle to spread the load out on my hand, so the hardness over the bar isn't an issue.

    Pardon the crappy tape job....

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MInqsD9wyfmfF1RQztIExdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W1-tF3ATMsg/TioEecNpwZI/AAAAAAAAVwk/PlNYJCGxJ4g/s800/IMG_1104.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    ... and one more, because I'm a pichwhore...

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dY2cIoXGl61HxzZEj1gdQ9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ULUjXbhrAiM/TuapTPLofyI/AAAAAAAAZh8/pkugffmLCqA/s800/IMG_1934.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post
    I don't understand why anyone would not use lock-on-grips on a MTB they take seriously.

    Hank
    Because they feel harder and the end caps are annoying. First thing I change on new bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post
    I don't understand why anyone would not use lock-on-grips on a MTB they take seriously.

    Hank
    Because you only get half the rubber and the other part of the grip is just a plastic tube, for sure they are not the same..

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