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    Best kids grips? Smallest diameter lock-on. What have you used?

    As above, any suggestions for a 7 year old?

    Thanks in advance

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    I have Lizard Skins Bearclaw lock ons on my son's bike right now. Smallest diameter grip they make.
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    If they don't have to be lock-on ESI Racer's Edge are 30mm for about 1/2 the Bearclaws. I've also used one wrap of bar tape for an extremely small diameter.

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    I use road bar tape. You can make the grip as thick or thin as you want, and it comes in a ton of colors from the kids to pick from. It's also easy to customize the grip width the work with small hands and grip shift. It's cheap, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    If they don't have to be lock-on ESI Racer's Edge are 30mm for about 1/2 the Bearclaws. I've also used one wrap of bar tape for an extremely small diameter.
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    I just picked some up for my 2 little ones. The other benefit is that since they do not have a pattern, they can be cut down. Adult grips are quite a bit longer than they need to be for little hands. They come in cool colors and can even be ordered direct using 2 or 3 colors.

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    My daughter is 7, and I used ODI Ruffians on her bike. They're thin, and she liked being able to mix and match the grip and clamp colors.
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    My son has small hands and really likes the Extralite foam grips. They stick great using hair spray.
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    What about ODI Ruffian mini lockons with flange? Had them on my nephew's 16 when he w as 5-6. They looked pimp on his blue/black hotrock. The lock rings were ano blue .

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    Not lock-ons, but I put Velo Micro Diamond Mini grips on my 2 girls' bikes. Only $5/pair at TreeFort, and they have a groove for wire. I used compressed air to install and they have not budged yet.

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    i use lizard skin "mini machine" (non-lock ons) grips for my 3 and 5 yr olds.

    colors are limited tho.

    i install with windex and they're gtg after a day.

    actually, oury grips are the only ones i really have issues with using windex.

    for color options, https://www.jrbicycles.com/storefron...productId=3149

    no experience with the tangents, but jrbicycles is usually good.

    id call ahead and double check stock status, tho.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    Got the ODI mini's. All good!

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    I got some small thin grips for my daughters bike, and they don'thave enough cushion. She wears gloves for trail rides, and is fine. Around town though without gloves, she complains that her hands hurt. Might have to try some foam grips. I have ECI Racers Edges on my bike, but on hot days without gloves, they get slick with sweaty hands.

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    Grips will last longer with gloves.

    My girls ALWAYS wear gloves on the bike.

    Actually, anyone that borrows one of my bikes gets a pair of gloves to borrow also.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    Another vote for the ODI Ruffians. They have a small diameter and grip well, with or without gloves. My son has been using them since he was 8 and he loves them. I have them and love them too FWIW. Another thing to consider is that with the Ruffians, he will be able to continue to use the same grip as he grows instead of changing to another grip when he gets older and needs adult sized grips.

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    Again with ruffians, but im going the 90mm inserts for grip shift but with locking clamps both ends. I let my son try mine while I was giving rogues a go, he liked them (and I went back to them, rogues now got moved to my commuter, great for riding without gloves)

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    I have used ODI Rogue for both my sons I find them more padded than the Ruffians. I ended up getting myself a pair after I installed them for the kids!

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    We use the esi silicone foam grips. The kids seem to love them, no complaints.

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