• 01-08-2013
    RipRoar
    +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...
  • 01-09-2013
    bmw4l1f3
    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!
  • 01-09-2013
    tartosuc
    odi rogue for me on all my bikes...the oury lock-on made by odi ahve the same diameter and feel similar to me.
  • 01-09-2013
    DrDon
    Oury lock ons for my FS, Bontrager thick grips lock on for my SS.
  • 01-09-2013
    1niceride
    Well, my of thinkin says I need to use bar tape to make my grips sense my 29er uses 700c rims..
  • 01-09-2013
    stoats
    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.
  • 01-10-2013
    johnd663
    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.
  • 01-12-2013
    Rod
    Oury grips... nuff said
  • 01-12-2013
    grnd0
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Oury grips... nuff said

    What he said.... :thumbsup:
  • 01-13-2013
    Dambala
    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.
  • 01-20-2013
    AntiSocialClimber
    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
  • 01-20-2013
    Placibo
    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.
  • 01-20-2013
    Dambala
    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.
  • 01-20-2013
    AntiSocialClimber
    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?
  • 01-20-2013
    patineto
    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..
    Quote:


    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..
  • 01-20-2013
    SS Hack
    I used the zip tie mounting method and they went on easy enough but very slowly tuned around and around (4 rides per turn).
  • 01-20-2013
    Hoban
    I really like the ESI Chunky grips. I have them on both of my bikes. Neato colors too. :)
  • 01-20-2013
    agu
    +1 on the ESI Chunkies. If you need more Cush, they've got Extra Chunkies too.
  • 01-20-2013
    Hoban
    Oooh. I didn't know they had extra chunkies. They chunky all around, or even thicker in the palm?
  • 01-21-2013
    Nrs1Rider
    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.
  • 01-21-2013
    DirtyHank
    I don't understand why anyone would not use lock-on-grips on a MTB they take seriously.

    Hank :)
  • 01-21-2013
    SS Hack
    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.
  • 01-21-2013
    pimpbot
    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>
  • 01-21-2013
    Nrs1Rider
    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.
  • 01-21-2013
    patineto
    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..