Replacing my grips, recommendations?
Go for loc-ons whatever pattern you end up with.
If anything it makes removing easier when you need access to shifters and brake levers.
Its definately a personal thing as my bro and me have the same size hands but completely different grips.
Go into a shop and grab as many bars as you like and see what you feel comfortable with.Posted 6 years ago
Kinda depends, ODI lock-on or a generic copy are great for convenience.
I loved my (std) RF Good and evil but were a pain in the ass to remove, ODI yeti’s were great but a bit thin, though ODI Rogue now seem excessively fat! (not sure if I like em or hate em!).
Otherwise you also get the Ergon grips that help some ppl wrist issues.
So really a grip is not “just” a gripPosted 6 years ago
They might seem like a pain in the ass because they are not loco-ons but the Renthal Kevlar grips are really good. Super comfy and soft but with great wear and loads of grip. If you suffer from pins and needles in your hands or pains otherwise, these can make a difference. At least they have for me.
The downside is that they are bit of a pain to get sorted. Grip glue from Renthal will keep them in place but they will be a nightmare to remove. I use carpet glue which is much easier to get off if it does mean that it’s also not as immedaitely secure as grip glue.
One other good point about them though is that they are about half the price of Lock-Ons.Posted 6 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
I agree to grabbing lots of bars and feeling them. I tend to hold the ends of the bars when descending (I don’t want even bigger bars). I got a bit uncomfortable with the hard collars of various lockons I tried. So I sacrificed convenience and went back to lusciously long, tight, ribbed, sticky Sunline BMX grips.
Correct diameter seems to be important. I found the Charge ones too thin to grasp firmly which made my hands tired. Too fat might be the same.
I recently saw some lock on grips with a collar only on the inside. Might try these at some point.Posted 6 years agop7richSubscriber
Click. Buy. Wait. Fit. Ride.
Had them on both bikes for ages. Good diameter, no sore hands, good feel, etc, etc.Posted 6 years agocows_in_carsMember
Second ESI’s apart from the ease of fitting removal they cover the benefit of lock on’s ie not moving in the wet, without having to put up with hand pain from the metal clamps…But I do tend to use the ends of the bars a fair bit and ride without gloves from time to time, plus have always liked foam style grips.Posted 6 years ago
Do like lock on’s for the ease of fitting removal, but only see them as useful if your changing bars set up (or shifters) regularly, i.e when you get a new bike, once sorted really can’t see the point.
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