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    Help me find some new grips

    No , this is not a "what grips for AM" thread. This forum seems to get a lot of traffic so figured I'd post here.

    I am looking for some new grips and none of the manufacturers seem to like posting the diameters of their grips... WTF? I have run Odi Rogue (too big), Ruffian (too minimalist) and Specialized Rocca (love em, right between both Odi). However, The Speci Rocca don't last long at all, especially for someone like me that just can't seem to stop the death grip.

    I would get another set of the Rocca but I just found out that you can no longer buy replacement grips, gotta buy the clamps too. At $30 a pop this is crap. They are too short lived to force me to do this.

    So, anyone know of an Odi grip that falls between the Rogue and Ruffian in terms of grip diameter and cushion? Are the Odi Yeti branded grips what I'm after? Any help is appreciated. Maybe Odi will start posting grip diameters but that would be too easy.

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    I use the Lizard Skins charger - really like them

    Lock-On Charger Grip | Lizard Skins

    Also their website lists diameters for all their stuff.

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    Thanks. I think I may look to see if they do replacements only. The Moab look promising.

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    ODI TLD fall in between Ruffians and Rogues.
    The TLDs are my favorite ODI grips. Not quite as thin/minimalist as Ruffians, but still on the thin side.

    Universal Cycles -- ODI Troy Lee Lock On Grips

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    I recently put on some Race Face Half nelsons. So far they are great, they rely on the consistency of the material versus the rubber pattern for grip. They are flangeless lock on grip which makes or a nice smooth cockpit set up with no bulges for your hands to get hung up on.

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    I like the ODI SDG grips. They're a tad smaller than the Rogues.

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    mnigro,

    I have been using these, not sure if this was what you were looking for.

    AmXC Lock-on No-Slip Grips :: Loaded USA

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    And Loaded also has these but have not tried them yet.

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    Deity Components has some great lock-on grips with varying thickness. They aren't ODI - meaning, if you have some ODI lock-on end caps, they won't fit - but they come with clamps and plugs. You can also buy just the replacement grip when they wear out. They do have flanges (which I like), but I never had any issue with lever interference.

    The ODI Van's grips are nice, as well.

    Last plug - Da Bomb Holy Sh*t 2.0 grips (got mine from chain reaction). I liked the skull design, but they've become my favorite more for the grip. They will most likely be too thick for you.

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    I run these and they are nice.

    VANS MTB Lock-On Grips (130mm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by drum n mtb View Post
    I run these and they are nice.

    VANS MTB Lock-On Grips (130mm)
    Me, too. I love 'em.

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. The SDG and the TLD look like good options. The Loaded pistol grips look like they could be perfect.

    Looks like I'm going to have to run around town and see what i can find to wrap a fist around. Wait, that doesn't sound right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    I use the Lizard Skins charger - really like them

    Lock-On Charger Grip | Lizard Skins

    Also their website lists diameters for all their stuff.
    +1 on the chargers. I can't find a better grip. I do wish they lasted longer, but worth the cost IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugly64 View Post
    Me, too. I love 'em.
    Incredible grips, definitely the best compound/pattern i have used, and I am a bit of a grip fiend.

    All things considered my all time favorite are the lizard skins logo lock ons with a flange. I've been using the pair if have now for about 1100 miles and they're still over 50%

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    Lizard Skins Northshore Lock-On Bonus Pack | Chain Reaction Cycles

    Do it, never look back. They're grippy, but they're nice on the hands and despite sitting high, they don't wear out quickly.

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