What grips have solid end caps apart from Superstar?

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  • Premier Icon tthew
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    I have some Pro ones, a grey Atherton team version that have a single lock-on collar inboard and the grip iself is closed right over the end of the bar. There’s a little allen key head there too, so I assume there must be an expaning wedge of some sort, but I’ve never taken them off.

    fudge9202
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    odi grips can be matched to their odi bar ends, I have a brand new pair for sale if interested.

    brakes
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    sunline – best grips ever

    crush83
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    Ragly logo grips do, nice thick grip

    LMT
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    Charge do a grip with the metal end cap, where on sale at evans a few months back so i picked up a few.

    tinybits
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    I’ve got a pair of black charge ones that are up for sale. £5 plus postage. Brand new and boxed.

    Sorry for the thread hijack!

    IA
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    +1 on the ODI endcaps, similar to the superstars.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Any old grip with Hope Grip Doctors?

    Premier Icon qtip
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    You can use the Superstar ones on ODI grips.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    thx all

    I tried Grip Doctors once, I don’t really want a plug at all, just a solid locking cap.

    tinybits I’ll take your Charges. My mail in profile.

    Sunlines’s wear out in just a few rides IME. And charge (foam lock ons at least) are overly thin and harsh.

    Why are you removing/fitting them so often? Install, wear out in a few months, bin, I’ve never had problems with the basic plastic end caps, added bonus they don’t look scruffy like alloy ones do after they’ve been leant on a wall for the first time. On the odd occasion they’ve broken or worn out then any £1.99 replacemnts from a BMX shop do the job, and usualy 3mm+ thick so never wear out regardless fo how may times you crash.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I like the Superstars because the end cap is a complete unit that protects the bar end and locks the grip down too (rather than a separate lock ring and a plug). It gives better bar protection and I find plastic plugs usually break after a few install/remove cycles, rendering grip useless usually too.

    What other grips use this system?

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    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Because I switch bars/controls/set up around a lot.

    Mister P
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    My PRO Vanderham grips have a lovely solid metal end cap on them. You really wouldn’t want them down the side of your car.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    now they ^^ look nice

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    except it seems they are unobtainable in black

    brakes
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    Sunlines’s wear out in just a few rides IME

    which ones? I have the thin logo ones on two bikes and they show minimal signs of wear after a couple of years. do you have sandpaper hands?

    scruff
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    I got some straitline caps from CRC, work great with anything ODI.

    Premier Icon cardo
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    +1 for Sunlines

    which ones? I have the thin logo ones on two bikes and they show minimal signs of wear after a couple of years. do you have sandpaper hands?

    Twisted waffle, thick, the ends wear down really quickly for me so, OK if I rotate the grip 90deg, but they havent lasted long at all, maybe 500miles? Not riding in the mud or anything daft either, they just didn’t last as long as anything else I’ve used for no obvious reason. Gone to foam grips on most of my bikes now anyway, saveing a lot of weight and no noticeable loss of grip, comfortable and no wear.

    Because I switch bars/controls/set up around a lot.

    May I suggest you cure you’re upgrade-itis then rather than mitigating your symptoms, it’ll be cheeper in the long run 😛

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    May I suggest you cure you’re upgrade-itis

    no it’s half the fun

    Herman Shake
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    Although I didn’t like the ODI snapcaps at first I see that they’re actually quite clever. Bar ends accumulate knocks and bumps and tatty anodising looks crap.

    ODI FTW!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Thx maybe I’ll give them a go then.

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