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    Best AM grips?

    Id like to get some new grips soon, what do you guys think of these ones?

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    ERgon GA1

    Got a pair in the spring, been riding for about 3 months now. Love them! much more comfortable than my old Oury and ODI. It took 2 rides of thinking with the position to get it right, but they provide a better grip feeling and more sense of control. Well worth the money.
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    i like thin grips, i use sram lock ons, what you have pictured is thin too. decide if you want thick or thin or ergo and buy accordingly.

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    Just curious, what constitutes an AM Grip for you?

    Personally, I like a grip that has a larger diameter than normal. Lizard Skin North Shore grips are great if you don't like the pencil grip feeling that some other grips have.

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    Oury Lock-ons

    Best grip for AM, DH, or just yanking on your pud
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haus Boss View Post
    Just curious, what constitutes an AM Grip for you?

    Personally, I like a grip that has a larger diameter than normal. Lizard Skin North Shore grips are great if you don't like the pencil grip feeling that some other grips have.
    An all mountain grip is a little more flickable than an xc grip, but lets you climb much better than a free ride grip.

    Basically, it is a grip for a beginner that has enough money to buy a bougie full suspension bike to compensate for a lack of skill/experience. Kind of like a dirt oriented Fred grip. They use grips like this all over the West Coast. Duthie Hill here in the Seattle area is a great place to use a AM grip, and you see them on lots of AM bikes on bootcamp.

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    The Renthal Kevlar grips are amazing, unfortunately they are not yet available in a lockon version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu View Post
    An all mountain grip is a little more flickable than an xc grip, but lets you climb much better than a free ride grip.

    Basically, it is a grip for a beginner that has enough money to buy a bougie full suspension bike to compensate for a lack of skill/experience. Kind of like a dirt oriented Fred grip. They use grips like this all over the West Coast. Duthie Hill here in the Seattle area is a great place to use a AM grip, and you see them on lots of AM bikes on bootcamp.
    Clearly my North shore grips are freeride grips- that's obviously what's been slowing me down on the uphills!

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    Looks flexy.

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    Mine are the Odi Rogue lock ons!I have a real large hand and like the diameter!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Best grip for AM, DH, or just yanking on your pud

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    sette type s are my favorite


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    I have the ODI X-Tremes on my AM and DH. They hold kinda thin like the Ruffian's, but have the raised elongated sections that let you grip securely without "death-gripping."

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    just get lock on grips. you wont give a **** after the first ride on them.
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    Oury Lock-ons. Best grip ever!

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    odi rogue

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    661 twisted waffle, bummed that they don't make them in gray anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    i like thin grips, i use sram lock ons, what you have pictured is thin too. decide if you want thick or thin or ergo and buy accordingly.
    +1 I like thin grip too. I'd go for ODI Ruffian or Ruffian MX, mid size thickness would be Rogue.

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    +1 for ODI ROGUE...awesome
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    I love my Spesh Enduro XL lock ons

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    Lizard Skins Northshore.

    Because real men have big hands and need chunky grips. All you girls with small thin grips... pschhhhhhh....

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    'All mountain grip'.

    Whatever next ROFL

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    grips

    Best grips i have ever owend are Yeti lock on grips...check Yeti brand

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    Quote Originally Posted by poopijim View Post
    Best grips i have ever owend are Yeti lock on grips...check Yeti brand
    You mean ODI

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    just get lock on grips. you wont give a **** after the first ride on them.
    best reply right here. i dont know about other riders out there but once im riding I dont think about the grips that are on my bike and if im riding with gloves on i really cant tell if the grips are good or bad.

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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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    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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    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
    Id 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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    Slightly different concept, but quite the same, I have ran ODI on my race quad for years.
    I ran them one year, fell in love, then got sponsored by them shortly after. I use the 130mm rogues on the quad and going to use the same on my mtb. I have small hands but I like a little larger grip. Helped me with arm pump when I was riding. And the locking part of it is awesome.
    Riding in the mud and muck, I use to have to wire my grips to keep them from slipping. Since going to locking grips, never had one move. Very easy to change as well!

    They're pretty soft which is a plus. The only downfall is their price for most people. Depending on where you get them, they can be fairly expensive for grips.

    Best AM grips?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356990049.687981.jpg

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    Use ODI's on both my bikes.... can't say they are the best but for me they worked better than other models I tried. YMMV
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    I was wanting to try some of the Lizard Skins North Shore grips but, apparently, they are not making them anymore. They have disappeared from their web site.

    [Edit:] Check that. Just googled and found that they are still available; just redesigned, as are their Moab grips. And they are listed on the Lizard Skin web site.

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    I got the odi troy lee designs grips....love em!

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    My vote goes to Odi Rogues.

    The worst grip goes to THE industries, look good but pure crap, thin, hard and crap compound of rubber.
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    another vote for Rogues.

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    I have the Portland Design locking grips



    Available in just about any color but offer good comfort and a little extra bling.

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    I think this is the best grip in town. :)

    I think this is the best grip in town. It is light at 20g. and comfortable too.

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    Oury Lock-On's.
    I've ran thin and chunky ESI and the Ergons...I always go back to Oury's. The balance of grip, thickness and vibration damping is hard to beat

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    Oury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet View Post
    Love the Ergon GA1 grips
    I second the Ergon's. When you're old like me your hands can fall asleep more on the trails. These really help. A lot. Best grips I have ever used. I never thought I would like them, but I won't buy anything other than these. Just my 2 cents.

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    I'd try the new crop of adjustable diameter AM grips - smaller and lighter for the way up, fatter for the downhill. The best come with a remote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grno View Post
    best reply right here. i dont know about other riders out there but once im riding I dont think about the grips that are on my bike and if im riding with gloves on i really cant tell if the grips are good or bad.
    but how do they look when posed against my garage door for a forum photo shoot?

    get any lockons that look good to you and some decent gloves, I prefer the thinnest gloves possible as the more padding the faster my hands fall asleep. I'd go gloveless but I've had some jacked up hands after crashes before. Other prefer the thickest gloves they can find, you will probably fall somewhere in between...

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    I own ODI, Oury, Lizard skins, Ergon, and WTB grips. My favorite by far are my lizard skins northshore and logo lock on grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausable View Post
    I'd try the new crop of adjustable diameter AM grips - smaller and lighter for the way up, fatter for the downhill. The best come with a remote.
    Saddle mounted remote, I hope?

    I hear they can create a feedback loop with the seatpost though.




    To contribute something useful, I run ESI grips (chunky version) on 2 of my bikes, and like them a lot. I don't like lock-ons, never saw the need.

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    Been using the ODI Rouges but I would like to try these Loaded Precision anti slip grips at some point

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    The ODI Rouges are my favorite lock on, however I run the ESI Chunky grips on all of my bikes now. Super comfy, and inexpensive. However, they tear easy on wrecks or if you're not careful.

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    ODI Rogue. They have larger grips and are built for larger hands.

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