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    ? about grips.

    My new grips feature two "patterns" around the grip. One pattern is "waffle" style, similar to Oury grips. The other is pretty normal small "diamond" pattern.

    My question - which pattern is "supposed to" contact my palms?

    Sorry about the dumb question.

    Thanks everyone,
    Terry

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    what grips do you have? it probably doesnt matter how you set up the grips as long as they are comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvictaS1
    what grips do you have? it probably doesnt matter how you set up the grips as long as they are comfortable.
    Sette (PricePoint) H-Type. They are inexpensive lock-on grips. My first try with any lock-on. I know lots of people luv 'em.

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    Bontrager made a very similiar set of grips that came stock on some higher end trek's a few years back. I distinctly remember those having the thicker waffle part at the palm.
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    If they are like these, the "waffle" part faces away from you and downwards about 45 degrees. These are designed like motocross grips (Use the Renthal version on my Supermoto). The waffle pattern is designed for your fingers to have a better grip when wrapped around them. Aiming them towards your palm will put horrible pressure in small areas cutting into your palms. I've considered trying them out on my SS despite not haveing a "throttle".


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    Treybiker

    Thanks for the excellent response.

    I am going to rotate the grips a bit as per your advice.

    Thanks,
    Terry - former Maico rider!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treybiker
    If they are like these, the "waffle" part faces away from you and downwards about 45 degrees. These are designed like motocross grips (Use the Renthal version on my Supermoto). The waffle pattern is designed for your fingers to have a better grip when wrapped around them. Aiming them towards your palm will put horrible pressure in small areas cutting into your palms. I've considered trying them out on my SS despite not haveing a "throttle".


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    i use motorcycle style grips on my bikes (actually they are for ATVs bacause both sides of the handlebars are the same size, unlike motorcycles).
    these are killer:

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    p.s. they are pro-taper pillow-top grips
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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    Treybiker

    Thanks for the excellent response.

    I am going to rotate the grips a bit as per your advice.

    Thanks,
    Terry - former Maico rider!
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    too late.... MAICO says it all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YZINGERR
    too late.... MAICO says it all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
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    Cool, the original KTM.

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    For me there is only 1 choice: OURY. I absolutelly love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleksic
    For me there is only 1 choice: OURY. I absolutelly love them.
    which Oury grips are you using? I'm in the process of finding that perfect (comfy) grip, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acuracer
    which Oury grips are you using? I'm in the process of finding that perfect (comfy) grip, thanks.
    Oh nevermind looks like they only have one model in the lock-ons type grips

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    I'm actually not using lockon grips as i was going through about 4 pairs until i found the Oury. In lockon there is only 1 type available. In regular, slide on, they have different colors. The Slide on grips work just fine, are very soft and trust me, you will not loose your grip. As soon as mine wear out, i will get the lockon version.

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    Be careful on grip size. I used to run the fat ODI Rogue till a semi pro DH'er suggested the Ruffian grip to me, WoW the thinner grip was much better. Found holding the bar took less effort & arm pump was gone which meant endurance & confidence went up also.
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