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    How often do you replace your MTB grips?

    How often do you wear yours out?

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    Just replaced stock (Bontrager lock on) ones after 2 seasons...and I put them on another bike, just rotated them. haha

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    Whenever they start to get a bit too sticky. I like the lived in comfiness of worn grips though.

    Replacing grips is a cheap upgrade. Good bang for buck
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    I'm passionate about replacing worn grips. Are you passionate about grips too?

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    Replaced mine after twelve months ^^

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    I replace mine when I get tired of them. Usually I want a new color. Never actually wore a pair out, except for a pair of lock-on ODI Rogues that started getting a little sloppy at the clamps.

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    I replace them whenever I get tired of them, not necessarily when worn out.
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    Probably about every two years.

    I try to be a bit proactive about maintenance stuff in the winter so that hopefully I won't have to worry about it over the summer. If I notice I've worn the knurling off, new grip time. I'm not sure how much it really affects performance, but I figure the designers put the knurling there for a reason, I rely on some thickness for comfy hands, and they're pretty cheap anyway.
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    I have over 2k miles on my current pair (lizard skins). I'm a cheap bastard and have been rotating them around to get the most mileage from them.
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    In my early days I was oblivious to how many grip options we had. Local shop only had lizard skins and was replacing them every few months because they would start melting onto my gloves. Then had a phase where id change them 9-10 times a year in search of the perfect grip. After I found the esi's, grips are the last thing on my mind and I spend all my time looking to upgrade every other part on the bike.

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    Whenever all the rubber wears off the plastic lock on sleeve. Depending on the grips, every 2-3 years.

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    I learned with my dirtbike racing that throwing on a fresh pair of grips makes my bike feel new, or at least fresh. And my dirtbikes were usually well worn pretty quick. I replace them every year or sooner if I feel like I need more motivation to ride. Nothing like new parts to get you stoked!

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    5,762.5 mi on the oury grips my bike rolled out of the shop with in january of 2012.

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    How often do you replace your MTB grips?

    ~8000kms on my Ergos that were also fitted in 2012 when my bike rolled out of the shop floor, reckon they've got at least another 8000 in them
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    Never kept a bike long enough to wear out or get bored of the grip colour
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    ^^ Flips bikes like pancakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    ^^ Flips bikes like pancakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    mmmm Maple syrup
    starting to hear maple sugaring festival commercials on the radio already.

    yeah, I've never worn out grips before. The cheap stock ones usually get the ends torn up, but the grips themselves are fine. I replace them more because I want to freshen the bike up. They absolutely do get visible wear, and the rubber does get a little tacky, but none of that has ever been so significant that I'd call them "worn out"

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    Well I just figured out when to consider replacing mine, otb incident that has a couple of the lugs on my rogues half torn. Dont notice riding or anything, stumbled upon it doing my upgrade to carbon bars. 2 yrs, look like new except that.

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    I use ODI rogues, probably get about a year out of them. When I start to see noticeable wear on the top side of the grips I rotate them 180 deg to get the wear out of both sides...I'm frugal like that.

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    I thought I was going to do that, but I put a fair amount of wear on the other side too. Go figure.
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    Any where from 3 months to 2 and a half years.

    It just depends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Any where from 3 months to 2 and a half years.

    It just depends.
    That's good range to consider. At least it's in the ballpark for me too.
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    i replace them soon after i realize the ones i bought suck. i'm very picky. i got grips all over me house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    i replace them soon after i realize the ones i bought suck. i'm very picky. i got grips all over me house.


    I'm looking to replace mine too on my fresh new bike. I like something soft and sticky. Any recommendations?

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