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    ODI's new and amazing Girth Grips

    As some of you may know, I have my ears (ok, hearing aids) close to the ground when it comes to product innovation, and I happened to have the hearing aids to the railroad rails when this news was in the infancy pipeline. As a result, I was offered one of the first sets of the product (as explained below) for review. Without further a-doo-doo, here is my review, adapted slightly to the MTBR crowd (ok, maybe 2 or 3 of you). You know who you are.

    Well, ODI, maker of the ever-popular Lock-On grips, has hit the jackpot once again. For people like me with big hands, long fingers or both (and you know what THAT means!), they've come out with Girth Grips. Girth Grips are super-fat bar grips that are 3 inches in diameter. I repeat, 3 FOCKING INCHES IN DIAMETER! (Do I really need the exclamation point?) Going in a totally opposite direction of the grips that are paper-thin and make you feel like you're gripping a pencil wrapped in SaranWrap, Girth Grips allow you to ride in total comfort; absorbing bar shock with aplomb, and letting you ride for hours without fatigue.

    As seen in the picture, I've mounted a set on my bike, and have been riding the hell out of them. I can't tell you what a difference this has made in my riding style & prowess. So I won't. For more reviews, just keep an eye peeled to your favorite mountain biking magazine, as ODI plans an all-out print media blitz in the December mags (as Mountain Bike Action's February issue is already out, see either the March issue, out on November 3rd, or April's issue, due Nov. 15th). Bike Magazine has plans in the works for an entire issue of a future mag dedicated to Squamish (oh, and Girth Grips) riding. A little bit of trivia here for you trivia buffs: The Girth Grip was almost called The Squamish, but cooler heads prevailed.

    Plans to come out with a Lock-On version are being considered, but industry insiders insist that there is no need for the Lock-Ons, it will only add to the cost.

    Made of a space-age rubber from the Alibangbang (Bauhinia malabarica) tree, the ODI Girth Grips slide on regulation-diameter bars with ease, and tighten tenatiously to the bar within minutes, without the consumer needing to do a thing, other than gape in amazement. To remove the grip, simply blast it with any airhorn-type device. Or anything over 130 db will suffice. Soundwaves counter the grip on the bar, using a complicated mathematical equation that I don't understand, unless Sheldon plans to explain it on The Big Bang Theory anytime soon. All I know is that Penny can hold my Girth Grip any time she wants, if you know what I mean and I'm sure you do.

    So! Please keep an eye peeled to your favorite mag for a review. I'm going riding with my new Girth Grips!
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    Pfft. If you can reach your grips, your bars are too narrow.

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    very nice. :P

    brakes optional?

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    Very nice TROLL !

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    Will they fit a 29er?
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    They work great, just remember the plastic insert. If not you have to blow it off with the compressor.
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    That just seems rediculous.
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    A couple XL buttplugs from an adult novelty shop should work too, right?
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    I thought all the cool kids had 'em...
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    trololololol

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    I guess some guys just like taking the bigger girth.

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    Thanx for sharin Finch Platte. They look like they'd be worth a try.

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    I'll wait for the larger ones to come out. They'll get it figured out just like wheel sizes. A new standard every few years.

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    If they were any bigger you could just steer with your shoulders.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Are these the new 2.9er grips?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    If they were any bigger you could just steer with your shoulders.
    Or your boobs. Don't have boobs yet? How old are you?
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    Can you post a pic of someone gripping it? Looks way too big and I have XL hands!

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    ODI Choads

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostRing View Post
    ODI Choads
    On the Left Coast I've also heard it called: "Chode"

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    You’ll all soon see… just give it time… they’ll come out with special grips “specially designed” around 650b wheels/tires.

    And in a few more months, they’ll have grips “specially suited” for the 32-inch wheeled Walmart bikes as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyb View Post
    Can you post a pic of someone gripping it? Looks way too big and I have XL hands!
    It's the size of a beer cozy. You don't have a problem gripping one of those, do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    It's the size of a beer cozy. You don't have a problem gripping one of those, do you?
    Mr. Platte, I've got doublewrapped bars on my commuter, but nothing like those ODIs. Do they compress? And how does drinking while braking work with those? Like holding a beer can in a cozy while riding?

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