coolhandluke – Member
ODI x trainer.
Agreed. Really grippy but also incredibly comfortable and last well. When you first try them, because of the slight movement in the rubber, it does feel like your hand might slip off but ride them for a bit you soon find that your hand doesn’t go anywhere and that slight movement is what helps to make them really comfortable.Posted 4 years agommannerrSubscriber
Damn Specialized has produced two of my favourite grips ever and discontinued both of them. I have at 10 -15 pairs of assorted barely worn grips in the shed and almost worn throughs on the bikes.
Grips are a very personal thing. Medium thickness and medium-rare compound with single lockring for me, please.Posted 4 years agozerocoolMember
To be honest, I’ve been running a set of Renthal Kevlar Lock ons for the past 12 months and have been disappointed with them. They don’t seem to be any grippier than the Superstar or ODI Ruffians that I’ve used in the past and seem to wear out just as quickly. They’re also not as comfy as my old ODIs were either.
When these come to the end of their life I’ll be switching back to one of the above.
Note – they’ve been on my Alpine 160 and other people have also commented on how little they absorb trail vibrations.
Tom KPPosted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Lock on grips – uneccesary toss sold to idiots by shysters .
Bought by people who like sovereign rings, crinkle cut chips and secretly want a curly perm.
Richey Foam Grips are all you need. Comfy and don’t slip.
+1, dab of superglue (on alloy bars only, comes off with acetone) stops them creeping in allong the bars though IME.
Currently rockin’ Gusset Bastard grips on the SS as they were spare, seem Ok, a little uncushioned but very grippy.
Hate specialized grips. Wore out if you just look at them, white, and gave me blisters. Everythign that could be wrong in a grip.Posted 4 years agodarksliderMember
I bought a set of Superstar Size Zero grips for my DH bike, and loved them. Nice and thin, good length at 150mm and good solid locking collars with good bolts all for £9.
However I went to buy a second set for the trail bike and they’re now out of stock until next month, can anyone recommend a similarly priced alternative or should I just wait for a month?Posted 4 years ago
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