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    Get a Grip! (Handlebar Grips Only Thread)

    I know it's not a very exciting topic but I searched but could not find a thread that only discussed handlebar grips (it was kind of mixed in with a bunch of stuff). I just can't make up my mind all I know is that my Speciaized "Ergo" non-locking type have got to go. Although on straight flat stuff thes grips let you rest your palm on the flat part, as soon as things get rough they are all over the place (kind of like my first girlfriend you never know where they are going to end up. So help me out here guys.....



    SPECIALIZED BODY GEOMETRY GRIPS (The standard version that came with my Rockhopper were not the lock-on-type shown here). ďI donít like anything (paintís o.k.) white on a bikeĒ said DirtyHank, and while Iím *****in and moanin, IMHO what I donít like about Specialized is their tendency to value engineer their product to death and go a tad bit cheaper on componentry than they should to support their otherwise excellent product line. I think they must have board meetings where one by one they wheel each of their new bikes in and then throw out the question; ďO.K. so Billy just bought this bike from us, what is he going have to buy next from us.Ē

    First thought is to be "brand-centric" and get the Specialized (now isn't that special) locking type. They sure look nice like most Specialized Products.


    SIP LOCKING GRIPS $25 (kind of ďPlain JaneĒ not that thatís a bad thing)


    ENDURO XL LOCKING GRIPS $25 (Nice styling but like with women, looks arenít everything)

    In theory, the next two grips (Oury and Odi) are more to my liking because unlike the Specialized grips both the inboard and outboard ends are secured with clamps.


    OURY LOCK-ON GRIP $20
    Not totally a fan of advertising the name Oury and not sure of what seems to be a design that looks like it may be tough on hands and gloves. Definitely donít like silver clamps. Would be o.k. with black and think I could get them direct from Oury. (being fussy)


    The Odi Rogue Lock On Grips $18.98 (Price Point)
    The Odiís get all five star review comments with the exception of one guy that says his kid trashed his set in a couple of months damaged the end cap and was ignored by customer service. It would appear that the Ouryís have a screw-in-expansion-type end cap which in my mind makes it more secure but Iím not too worried about it.

    Conclusion:
    I know thereís other stuff out there and without hearing any hands-on (pun intended) experience Iím still undecided. I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing pictures of what Grips you guys are using and what you have to say based on riding with them.

    Thanks in advance,

    Hank

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    I am a big fan of the Ergon GP1 grips. Ergonomic and they lock-on.

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    ESI "Super Chunkies", a few mm thicker than standard chunkies. Easy install, no spin, easy removal, and great feel/dampening for the rigid riding

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    FWIW I use the same grips on my 29ers and 26ers and some of my buddies even use the same grips on their 26er, 24" BMX cruiser, and 20" BMX. Basically, this thread doesnt need to be in the 29er components section . . .

    I love ODI Rogues and Oury's. The expansion plug with the Oury kit isnt any better than the snap on plug on the ODIs that locks into place with the clamp. The Oury kit also uses ODI clamps.

    I dont like Ergon grips as they compromise too much on the DH and my hands felt too fixed in one position.

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    I love my Odi Rogue grips. Very comfortable, excellent quality. Never called customer support though. Never needed to. As for some guys kid damaging the end cap, I would think the kid probably lays his bike over on it and it gets trashed.

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    OURY grips FTW! I love my OURY grips. They soak up vibration well, fill my hand, they don't get slippery, and they last. I ran Oury grips on my dirt bikes when I was younger. I "discovered" the lock-on MTB grips a couple years ago, and now all of my MTBs, both my KTMs, and my Triumph 675 and Sprint ST are wearing OURY grips.
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    Amazed to see the number of 29-er specific grips out there.
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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.

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    +1 - Love my Ergon GP1's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Basically, this thread doesnt need to be in the 29er components section
    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Amazed to see the number of 29-er specific grips out there.
    I looked for a "Components" Header and could only find 29er components, but I hear what you're saying on the 26, 650b, and 29 and under.

    Hank

    P.S., Everyone in the Neg Rep Cat....You could check out the "Single Speed" Grips over in this thread...Suggestions needed for FAT grips! now cut it out, it's Friday, I know your boss is an a-hole but you'll probably get to let your frustration out when you ride tomorrow..:so chill..D
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    +1 - Love my Ergon GP1's.
    ^^^
    I have them on my Niner Jet 9 and my Intense Spider 29, and had them on my Yelli Screamy too.
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    I will never go without Oury lock-ons ever again

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    I will never go without Oury lock-ons ever again
    O.K. I hear you but did you ever try the Odi's?

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    ODI --- Love them they have always been great for me, I have been getting them since the 80's for my BMX bikes, but more recently i put the ODI Rogue locking grips on my two jet skis and they have lasted to all kinds of abuse and saltwater for about 8ish yrs ,


    I just put them on my Rockhopper and LOVE them ,.......

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    I just got the Ergon GP1s.... Haven't tested them yet, as I have the Grip Shift version, and those are new as well, and I med to swap out the internals of my Elixer 7s to get the distance to shifter closer.

    Sorely for that, but based on construction, these appear to be very well made grips with a larger than usual locking nut (4mm I think - not sure). On first look, I think they could be a shade shorter. I will be better able to comment on that once I can get to ride them! I am hoping they work out, as they were a bit much for a grip.

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    Grips are one of those things that are based completely on the person. Just because one works well for one person doesn't mean they will for someone else. Over the last twenty plus years of BMX and MTBing I have tried countless sets of grips. Having said that...my hands aren't very large, so I like smaller diameter grips. I'm a fan of Sip Grips, ODI Ruffians, and ESI Racers Edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post
    I looked for a "Components" Header and could only find 29er components, but I hear what you're saying on the 26, 650b, and 29 and under.
    I guess most of the past grip discussions have happened in more general subforums. Or maybe the "General" forum.

    Maybe I'm naive but I thought the 29er components forum was for discussing specific parts or setup for 29ers. Which ultimately is just rims and tires (although there's a tires forum) but sometimes could include gearing (although that would fall into the drivetrain forum).

    Come to think about it, I'm not sure why there is a 29er Components section. My 29er was built from spare parts from my 26er with the exception of the fork, frame, and wheelset.

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    +1 for OURY. What's the point in lock on's anyway? I just use a little dish soap and they never move after they dry, in 1-2 days. Trying new Rav-X but not quite as comfy, will last longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Come to think about it, I'm not sure why there is a 29er Components section. My 29er was built from spare parts from my 26er with the exception of the fork, frame, and wheelset.
    Very True

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Basically, this thread doesnt need to be in the 29er components section . . .
    You could say that about 50% of the threads in 29er component section....

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post

    Anyone used/liked these?

    Hank
    I have experience with a similar grip.

    I used to use a similar grip from ODI.
    Once CRC was out of the usual ODI's, I picked up a pair of these as a temporary replacement:

    C4 Lock On BMX Grips | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    Now I have those on all my bikes. They last as long as the ODI's, feels the same, and the cost is a fraction.

    As I recall, they run like 8$ as well.

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    I've bought lots of grips.

    Current favorite, by far, the Spec Enduro XL, love them.

    Also, really like the Odi, I have them in a sorta neat brown color, fit & finish is excellent.

    The new Spec SIP are very well made, just a bit thin for my taste.

    Another one I really like is the Bontrager Race Lite Plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ctraut5 View Post
    Grips are one of those things that are based completely on the person. Just because one works well for one person doesn't mean they will for someone else. Over the last twenty plus years of BMX and MTBing I have tried countless sets of grips. Having said that...my hands aren't very large, so I like smaller diameter grips. I'm a fan of Sip Grips, ODI Ruffians, and ESI Racers Edge.
    true dat...and after years of trial and error, i've settled on standard oury grips, using regular old zip ties and super 77 spray adhesive to secure them...

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    First of all I don't Lock-on grips because half of their diameter is wasted on the "Liner" inner tube, but I do like for my grips to be secure so I implement this little trick.

    Yes the safety wire pliers are useful but not mandatory.


    I use a single strand of wire so is very little "Poking"


    You don't even see it and is super secure and for sure a lot less messy than gluing the grips.


    Ps: I love OURY grips..
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    Quote Originally Posted by abegold View Post
    +1 for OURY. What's the point in lock on's anyway? I just use a little dish soap and they never move after they dry, in 1-2 days. Trying new Rav-X but not quite as comfy, will last longer.
    What's your method? Mine tend to move very slowly ... around and around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry68 View Post


    OURY grips FTW! I love my OURY grips. They soak up vibration well, fill my hand, they don't get slippery, and they last. I ran Oury grips on my dirt bikes when I was younger. I "discovered" the lock-on MTB grips a couple years ago, and now all of my MTBs, both my KTMs, and my Triumph 675 and Sprint ST are wearing OURY grips.
    I usually find I need a washer under the head of the expansion screw to keep it from pulling through.

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    Enjoyed my Oury's on my rigid SS - now with front suspension, I find I don't like that thick of a grip. My Specy came grips that I LOVE and will get again when they wear out. I like the looks of the at SIP grip.
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    Rogue lock ons are my favorite.

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    mudhen:
    I like the Spec Enduro too but I wonder if it only clamps on the inside, does it twist on the outboard side (which is really the most important).
    ďThe new Spec SIP are very well made, just a bit thin for my tasteĒ. (I thought that too)
    Never checked out the Bontrager Lite Plus (I will)

    shekky:
    and after years of trial and error, i've settled on standard oury grips, using regular old zip ties and super 77 spray adhesive to secure them... (an interesting approach from the point of experience, Iím not that liberated yet)

    patineto:
    You must ride motorcycles or know someone that does. My brother in law is a trials guy and tried explaining this to me on our last ride. Thanks for sharing what looks to be Red Bull Rampageís method of choice, but I donít think Iím ready for either right now. (It donít look half bad on your bike either)

    Keep it up guys you're doing great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post

    patineto:
    You must ride motorcycles or know someone that does.
    How did you know..



    My brother in law is a trials guy and tried explaining this to me on our last ride. Thanks for sharing what looks to be Red Bull Rampageís method of choice, but I donít think Iím ready for either right now. (It donít look half bad on your bike either)



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    Well at least you have a choice, I only use them on bikes that "get wet" since the OURY's are pretty good at holding on to the bars (yes a little rotation is fine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post
    I like the Spec Enduro too but I wonder if it only clamps on the inside, does it twist on the outboard side (which is really the most important).
    Mine have never moved...I thought the same thing when I first got the bike....but it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    How did you know..
    Dude you're Rad...and in the rain..

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    liking the ours a lot. have been using the wtb grips for a couple of years and wanted to try something a little larger. no buzziness. havent been out for four or more hours on them yet, that will be the acid test for me.
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    I have rather big hands and tried all the ODI lock-on grips and going to rate them from least sucking to most sucking:

    Rogues > Oury > SDG > TLD > Ruffians

    My hands were never really "one with the bars" and I always returned with hand pain after longer rides, something was always off with any of the models listed, whether they were a smidge too thick, too hard, or just uncomfortable from the get-go.

    Then I saw the light. ESI Chunky grips were my savior. I'm never using anything else ever again. Most comfortable grips bar none!
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    eurospec,

    When you say "I have rather big hands" what are we talking about? (like John Wayne big?) Even though I wear an XL glove, I don't consider my hands as being big. The Chunky's look cushy enough alright but I'm starting to see that I'm caught somewhere between design consious (Enduro XL) and a down and dirty rider (Wired on Oury's). Looking at them without any tread so-to-speak-of makes me feel like if I forgot my gloves on a hot day and decided to ride, my sweaty hands would slip off (I know the manufacturer says they are silicone and grippy but I don't think they are for me in this moment of time. Who knows in a few months I may be riding with ESI Chunky Grips. Hope I find that I like whatever I decide on as much as you like your ESI's.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post


    ESI Chunky Grips

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    First of all I don't Lock-on grips because half of their diameter is wasted on the "Liner" inner tube, but I do like for my grips to be secure so I implement this little trick.

    Yes the safety wire pliers are useful but not mandatory.


    I use a single strand of wire so is very little "Poking"


    You don't even see it and is super secure and for sure a lot less messy than gluing the grips.


    Ps: I love OURY grips..
    I never had problems with my grips turning. I just installed them using 90% Isopropyl Alcohol, get things super clean and let the alcohol evaporate before taking the bike out.

    Ourys are the best.... or so I though.

    ... until I tried some Ergons. With H-Bars, my wrist pain has gone away.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/W0yGQxKwUGyfO4Y2PXF0HtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sIhHD4ILrP0/TioEd9mKzaI/AAAAAAAAVwc/pIAJLXHBpSs/s800/IMG_1103.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <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>

    Please excuse the sloppy bar wrap job.

    I picked these up at a swap meet for $10 just to try them out (hence, the ugly green color... which I kinda like now). Now, I'm hooked. I have freakishly large hands, and for some odd reason the small size Ergons work best for me.

    PS: I covet your second generation XTR dual controls. I've been trying to find a set of those at a reasonable price for years. Mine are starting to wear out after 5 years of heavy use.
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    used to have ergon
    was better, but still got numb
    changed to foam grips, which i like better, gives me more control
    biggest difference is arm position, bend your elbows
    that will take all the weight off your wrist, and put you in the "attack position"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    used to have ergon
    was better, but still got numb
    changed to foam grips, which i like better, gives me more control
    biggest difference is arm position, bend your elbows
    that will take all the weight off your wrist, and put you in the "attack position"
    I ran foam grips on my weight weenie racerboy hardtail for a while. I think I had Bontrager XXXLite foam grips, but that was like 8 years ago. They insulated my hands too much from the bike. It felt numb. I had a hard time feeling what the front wheel was doing when it started to break loose. It didn't help that I was running suicide rubber racerboy tires, so when they let go, they let go all at once. Holy crap, that bike was fast tho.

    BTW, the trick for foam grips on carbon bars is to use yellow wood glue. Works great, and comes off clean when you cut your grips off.

    Ha! Found a pic. This was me like 8 years and 20 pounds ago at an 8 hour race at Boggs.

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    im using aerosol hair spray
    when the alcohol dries the hair spray acts like glue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    im using aerosol hair spray
    when the alcohol dries the hair spray acts like glue
    The perhaps oldest and best trick in the book


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    ESI silicone. Best bang for your buck in mtn biking. They don't move. 50-60g depending on model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    The perhaps oldest and best trick in the book


    Magura
    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.
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    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.
    Aqua net sounds like non-solvent stuff. That won't work.

    Also to work, everything must be totally clean.

    Elnet I believe the one in my tool box is called.

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    Have used all the ODI grips, Peaties, tried Ergon GS1 and GA1s ... etc over the years and I prefer ESI Chunkies on all my bikes ... great grips.

    I actually like the Raceface grips, particularly the Sniper Lockons, better than any of the ODI and Lizard Skin grips, probably my second favorites, especially when its seriously wet out. Prefer RF rubber compound

    I've always had the best luck using Isopropyl Alcohol instead of hairspray to install the ESI grips.

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    ...that works way better than hairspray.

    Anyways, I switched to lock-ons, I am not a pro racer so I can afford the extra 20g or whatever

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    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.
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    Nah...

    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post


    ...that works way better than hairspray.

    Anyways, I switched to lock-ons, I am not a pro racer so I can afford the extra 20g or whatever
    Super 77 doesn't really harden up. It stays greasy like rubber cement. Believe me, I used to apply that stuff by the caseload to graphic design projects, speaker grilles, carpet, etc. It's good for porous stuff, but not this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotoDengo View Post
    I got the Ergons with the large "wings" to help with wrist numbness. Although I liked them at first, I realized they don't work well (for me) on technical singletrack... especially hilly stuff.

    When you go back off the saddle on a downhill, the wing interferes with the grip by pushing your wrists back. Try gripping it tightly with the wing pressing into your wrist... this is what it's like when you're holding on tight down a rock garden. Essentially your middle finger is bearing all of the weight... and that was with 1-finger hydros. If you do 2-finger breaking it would be even worse. I sprained my finger because of them and they came of the next day in favor of some Ourys.

    To each their own. I agree with the money back guarantee, just make sure you ride down some technical downhills as part of the eval. On flat riding they felt great.
    What GotoDengo says about the "ergo" shaped grips is a more experience explanation of what I feel about ergo grips for me. Although I like them for the few times I ride my MTB on the street, on single track and rough downhill I always feel like I'm wrestling with my grips for control of my bike. Maybe my riding is improving and I can handle more dirt on my plate.

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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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    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..

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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.
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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..
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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.

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    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...

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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.

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    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.

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    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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