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    Grips: Odi Rogue vs Oury?

    Out of these 2 grips, what do you prefer?
    They bolth seem to be really nice. (yea i know, just a grip i could prob just get bolth and try myself :P)

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    I have both. The Oury is softer and stickier and seems a little more larger in diameter. THe rogue has a rougher grip and will probably last longer. I saw either one so what ever is the best price. btw both are lock on version.

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    Oury's are better on your kung-fu grip after an epic dh/climbing jaunt. I wish they made a gripshift length of Oury for Odi lock-ons. I actually called/emailed them once & they said there were no plans for a gripshift length Oury version of Odi lock-ons.
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    Good job!

    I've been using ODI Lockon grips for some years now but with Intense ODI grips. I always thought they were nice grips but a month or two ago I came upon this thread about Ergon grips and decided to try them. Wow! What a difference. Just so much more comfortable. They took a few rides to get positioned right though.

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    Right now I am using Race Face good n evil grips and I don't have any complaints. At first I thought they were too rough but they are great. I guess the only thing is that they are not lock ons. Once these wear out I am going to try the Rogues or I have heard good things about the ODI Ruffians also.

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    I prefer the regular Ourys. Cheaper and softer, due to the lack of the hard inner core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand
    ... I wish they made a gripshift length of Oury for Odi lock-ons. ...
    I've been waiting and hoping for years.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    My vote goes to SRAM. Perfect size and just the right amount of firm/soft. Lock-ons are great if you're constantly switching bike components like I often do.

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    Check out THE Lock-on grips. They come with sweet flanges, although not as soft as Oury.
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    I have both. I vote rouge. The ourys are to thick for my taste. Either way get the lock on version. Lock on grips are fantastic.

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    I got some ODI Ruffians that I like. I have some of the Oury grips in the lockon version and they just aren't as squishy as the non lockon version for whatever reason. I was a little disappointed with them.

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    I have Oury grips on my HT and the Rogues on my FS rig. The Oury's are definitely softer and more compliant. They are also thicker and heavier than the Rogues. Both are very tacky, but I'd say that the Rogues provide a slightly better grip.

    This is definitely going to come down to personal preference. It's close, but for me, the added comfort level of the Oury's outweighs the lighter weight of the Rogues.

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    I've used several other grips, Ourys are the best fit for me, I don't like odi at all mainly due to customer service. Ordered new locking grips, they sent the wrong grips, called and got someone who barely spoke English. Then it took almost a month to get the right grips! Oury quality is superior as well as customer service is the best out there. When you call Oury you talk to an American!!! The grips are made in America!!!

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    Another vote for Oury lock-on. I've yet to find a better choice for me. Soft and grippy!

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    I have both and prefer the ODI Rogues. The Oury's are sticky, for sure, but too much so for me. I also agree with the above that they are a bit larger in diameter. Both are a bit too large for me (I should have gone with the thinner ODIs) but the Oury's seem to be the largest.

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    I'm glad we all determined the best grip to use. After all this poll was closed 9 years ago.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The H View Post
    I have both. The Oury is softer and stickier and seems a little more larger in diameter. THe rogue has a rougher grip and will probably last longer. I saw either one so what ever is the best price. btw both are lock on version.
    "A little more larger"??

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    Oury lock ons have always been my favorite, for at least ten years.

    Lately I've been thinking about giving the Rogues a try on my DH rig.

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    You won't be happy! I have several friends that own bikes shops, 2 in Knoxville and 2 in cleveland tn. They can't give rogues away! Really 1 shop had a sale a few weeks ago and knocked all their rogues and lizards skinz down to $5 to $7 a pair for lock on, $8 to $10 for double locks and with either set got a free set of slip on. They wound up selling 3 pairs the whole weekend from the sale table of rogues. They gave them to local bicycle charity . Don't waste your money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scurtis View Post
    You won't be happy! I have several friends that own bikes shops, 2 in Knoxville and 2 in cleveland tn. They can't give rogues away! Really 1 shop had a sale a few weeks ago and knocked all their rogues and lizards skinz down to $5 to $7 a pair for lock on, $8 to $10 for double locks and with either set got a free set of slip on. They wound up selling 3 pairs the whole weekend from the sale table of rogues. They gave them to local bicycle charity . Don't waste your money!
    waste your money? have you used them? did you have some kind of terrible experience?

    they seem to get a lot of good reviews from a lot of happy customers. for $20 i think they are pretty hard to beat. at $10 they're a steal! quality product made in USA.

    are there better grips out there? yeah sure depending on the application, but not at that price point.
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    Yes, I've used them! Resulting in a broken collar bone due to the material ripping, cause loss of grip on the bar on thunder rock trail in East Tennessee. Not to mention damage to my bike! Because I choose Not to use and promote a cheap made product that fails after 3 rides is my choice! I've trained to hard, and have way to much vested into myself and my bike to use lesser quality products!!! I'm glad you like them and I hope they work for you! Price point or not, if your mainly riding cross country with green diamond trails they may do ok!

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    Regular cheap foam(or if you wanna call it sponge) grips.. No need for them to lock in place or anything. Once they are one you would probably have to slice them off with a blade. And the feel and grip in my honest opinion are unmatched. I have tried all kinds of grips and always seem to end up going back to the sponge grips. I've been getting the Propalms or the Alero grips from China. Take about 2-3 weeks to get here but well worth it. Grips: Odi Rogue vs Oury?-propalm-bicycle-sponge-soft-grips-set-folding-bike-handlebar-anti-skid-set-new.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by scurtis View Post
    You won't be happy! I have several friends that own bikes shops, 2 in Knoxville and 2 in cleveland tn. They can't give rogues away! Really 1 shop had a sale a few weeks ago and knocked all their rogues and lizards skinz down to $5 to $7 a pair for lock on, $8 to $10 for double locks and with either set got a free set of slip on. They wound up selling 3 pairs the whole weekend from the sale table of rogues. They gave them to local bicycle charity . Don't waste your money!
    I ride a shitton son, and I prefer ODI rogue over any other. ymmv

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    Bontrager Race Lite Grips

    Mixed with Bontrager full finger grip gloves, hands are glued to the bars.

    The grip is pretty soft though, which is fantastic for grip, but is likely to be less durable. Prior to my bar length reduction, I took a chunk off my right grip due to a tree impact. Didn't take much to rip the rubber up.

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    I've tried lots of grips and always come back to Rogues. Fits my hand well and stays grippy. I rotate between 3 bikes and they all have them. I don't buy them cause they're cheap.

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    Ritchey WCS foam grips, cheap & light, replace as needed. so comfy.

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    I finally found my favorite grip - Deity Enokis.
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    Another vote for SRAM lock ons. I prefer a nice thin profile. My previous ODI always had a tiny bit of play in them which drove me nuts. Never again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reposado Man View Post
    I prefer the regular Ourys. Cheaper and softer, due to the lack of the hard inner core.
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    It an old thread but..

    Do the lock ring are the same for both grips?

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    I like skinny grips with some tackiness. I don't find softness (foam etc.) to be beneficial. Ergon GE1 slim.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NETTA170 View Post
    It an old thread but..

    Do the lock ring are the same for both grips?

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    I have both. Yes, I believe the lock rings are interchangeable. I prefer the Rogue grips more fir aesthetic reasons. The Ourys have some plastic end caps that flanges out. Looks corny.

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    Get a grip people.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I like ESI Chunky grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I like skinny grips with some tackiness. I don't find softness (foam etc.) to be beneficial. Ergon GE1 slim.
    Changed my mind. I got fat and out of shape over the winter, just went for a ride, and found myself thinking, "Ow, these skinny grips hurt. I want me some fat cushy grips."
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Get a grip people.
    You won't be getting any grip in the heat and extreme humidity with the oury grips everyone has been raving about in this thread for the last 12 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpoker View Post
    You won't be getting any grip in the heat and extreme humidity with the oury grips everyone has been raving about in this thread for the last 12 years.
    I guess you are riding without gloves..(?).

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    Been using Oury, regular ever since forever. At the mo, I'm trying out a pair of Ergons and kinda liking them.

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    I have recently started using Lizard Skins Northshore Grips. Very nice balance between soft and hard rubber. Also a very nice diameter for bigger hands

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    i have the Ruffians but havent used them yet. still using my Spesh that i like a lot


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    Grips are cheap and highly personal. Buy a couple pairs and try them out. Trying out different grips is super fun. It's perhaps the only inexpensive, non-pretentious thing about biking! ODI and Oury both make killer grips.

    That said, I've never liked anything by Bontrager, Lizard Skins, Giant, or any big name bike company.

    Ergon? Hell no. I've got a whole thread locked and loaded for that sculptured crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tealy View Post
    Grips are cheap and highly personal. Buy a couple pairs and try them out. Trying out different grips is super fun. It's perhaps the only inexpensive, non-pretentious thing about biking! ODI and Oury both make killer grips.

    That said, I've never liked anything by Bontrager, Lizard Skins, Giant, or any big name bike company.

    Ergon? Hell no. I've got a whole thread locked and loaded for that sculptured crap.
    Itís been awhile since Iíve agreed with you but you managed to get me on your side on this one.

    Ergon grips are more for old fogies on beach cruisers. Not hard core mountain bikers.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    - uh,yeah.......had problems with numbness until I started using Chunkies, now it's not a problem......
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitsBoy View Post
    Another vote for SRAM lock ons. I prefer a nice thin profile. My previous ODI always had a tiny bit of play in them which drove me nuts. Never again.
    I've had the rotational play issue with ODI Rogues, but they're still my grip of choice, at least until I find something even better. What happens is that the plastic tabs that snap into the lock ring get deformed by twisting forces and the main body of the grip starts to develop play relative to the lock rings. A bit of carbon fibre assembly compound smeared on the tabs before the lock rings are snapped on goes a long way to prevent this play developing. I prefer to use the Tacx compound as that uses tiny squishable plastic beads rather than the abrasive grit employed in most other compounds.

    ODI also sell the grip section on its own so when they need replacing you can re-use the old lockrings and save a little money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Ergon grips are more for old fogies on beach cruisers. Not hard core mountain bikers.
    unless you're a hardcore mountain biker who happens to like them


    Quote Originally Posted by tealy View Post
    Ergon? Hell no. I've got a whole thread locked and loaded for that sculptured crap.
    Awesome, can't wait!
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