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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon[CRO] View Post
    Lizard Skins Northshore.

    Because real men have big hands and need chunky grips. All you girls with small thin grips... pschhhhhhh....
    I can count on one hand the number of people I've met with larger hands then mine. I still prefer a smaller diameter grip (maybe it's because I like to mix things up... since my pud is so large ).

    I have ODI Ruffians on two bikes and have been riding them for as far back as I can remember. I think I got my first pair in 2001 or 2002.

    ETA: But they aren't exclusively AM. I've had them on my XC, SS and DH bikes as well.

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    Love ODI ruffians.. on everything. Tried Sunline Half Waffles were cool, but not as durable..

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    ODI X-trainers....Enough Said...

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    I just order some Odi Rouge grips

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee74 View Post
    I just order some Odi Rouge grips
    These things feel like they are going to tear my gloves off, I swear!
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    The problem with small grips (thin) is that I regulary managed to get the tips of my gloves (I always wear full gloves, not fingerless) stuck under my palm while gripping the grip. I was in a few situations where I could not extend my index finger to brake lever because of this.

    Large grips are a MUST if you have gloves + big hands
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon[CRO] View Post
    The problem with small grips (thin) is that I regulary managed to get the tips of my gloves (I always wear full gloves, not fingerless) stuck under my palm while gripping the grip. I was in a few situations where I could not extend my index finger to brake lever because of this.

    Large grips are a MUST if you have gloves + big hands
    Maybe you're gloves are too big, there shouldn't be enough material at the end to get them stuck under your palm.

    Big hands+gloves+small grips and I've never had this problem.

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    using Pro Atherton grips.
    nice and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwnhlldav View Post
    Maybe you're gloves are too big, there shouldn't be enough material at the end to get them stuck under your palm.

    Big hands+gloves+small grips and I've never had this problem.
    There isn't normally, but I manage to pull them off a little bit, enough so they get snagged between palm and grip.

    No serious damage occurred
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    oops

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    ODI Rogue ATV

    Rogue ATVs with a half flange. Still just 130mm long too.





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    Lizard Skins Peaty Lock-ons are very good. Don't care about width so much as grippiness, love grips that I would be comfortable using down a bumpy trail with sweaty hands and no gloves.

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    Along the lines of big grips, I am very impressed with the Bontrager Race Lite-T lockons I picked up recently. They have a pretty good feel and a subtly larger diameter in the middle to match the shape of the palm. So far I like them a lot, though I'm not sure yet how I would rank them against other grips. Only time will tell

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    pssssht. AM grips. what a joke. real AM riders go gripless. nothing better than cold hard steel on those technical desents.


    just kidding. i like the grips that came stock on my diamondback. nice, wide, grippy, sexy, and durable (so far). if only they were lock ons.


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    ESI silicone grips are great! They are not lock on, but when mounted with hairspray I have never had one come loose. They are grippy, comfy, and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arne_and View Post
    ESI silicone grips are great! They are not lock on, but when mounted with hairspray I have never had one come loose. They are grippy, comfy, and light.
    i usually mount those with hairspray too.

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    Love my odi rogue grips.

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    +1 for ESI takes out all the little vibrations so i dont need gloves.

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    I like the ESI but they just do not last long for me. I have been loving just the basic good old Oury rubber grips. Mounted up using an air compressor they have not budged, plus they are super comfy, cost $7 on ebay and come in great colours!

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    +2 Lizard Skin Peaty's. I've tried them all... These look great, last a long time, and just feel awesome! Inside and ends are slightly higher to keep your hand in place too.

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    Odi x trainers here, they fit nicely
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    Love the Ergon GA1 grips

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    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    IŽd like to get some new grips soon, what do you guys think of these ones?

    Answer Fall Line DH
    I got a pair this year but for my hand size , 11 gloves, they are small and I bought a Race Face, more diameter and more confortables.

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    I have liked every grip I have tried except the GA1's. The premise of the grip is there is a bump on them that settles in the middle of your hand to fill the natural indention in one's hand. Problem is, the bump is on the inner part of the grip and I grip wide. If you don't grip in the right spot, it is counterproductive as now the bump sits right on your thumbs which can be uncomfortable. I found myself gripping to narrow to conform to the grip and thinking about where I placed my hand.

    Peaty's and Ruffians are my current two favorites, but almost all grips are good.

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    Also run ESI Chunky's...a little bit more pad then the Racer's Edge and come in any color!
    They also have Extra Chunky now, but they are all MTB grips...

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