Lizard Skins DSP Grips Eliminate Bulky Locking Collars

Aug 1, 2013 at 13:07
Aug 1, 2013
by Richard Cunningham  
 
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Lately, we have seen a number of DH racers and AM/enduro riders sporting grips that did not appear to have locking collars. Lizard Skins' DSP grip system may provide a clue as to why. Locking grips require an inner sleeve of hard plastic that eats up some of the space that could be used for softer grip material. The DSP system, if it is as bomb proof as its maker says it is, offers more cushion at the same thickness as a traditional locking grip and without the bulky locking rings on the grip's extremes. - RC

Press Release:
Lizard Skins DSP Grips

Lizard Skins is proud to introduce DSP Grips. Lizard Skins adapted its DSP grip technology from its road bike system and designed a line of mountain bike grips. DSP grips are known for excellent durability, increased shock absorption, and great feel in any condition. The innovative new DSP Grip fuses our new feather-lite lock tape technology with the proven performance of our exclusive DuraSoft Polymer material for an unmatched ultralight look and feel.

DSP ( DuraSoft Polymer) is the next generation in grip technology providing riders with an unmatched levels of comfort, control and responsiveness. These grips have been rigorously tested on the world cup circuit and by our elite freeriders.
DSP grips are available in 8 colors (black, white, blue, red, pink, green, yellow, orange) and two thicknesses (30.3mm & 32.3mm – installed diameter). The grips are all 130mm in length with a weight (including grips, plugs and double-sided tape) of 27 grams for the 30.3mm diameter and 30 grams for the 32.3mm diameter.



Lizard Skins' feather-lite lock tape technology utilizes a unique installation process that is exclusive to Lizard Skins.

Watch the video:

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DSP Grip Install Instructions:

1. Clean handlebar thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol before installing grips (bar must be dry before installing double-sided tape).
2. Remove backing from double-sided tape.
3. Apply double-sided tape on clean handlebar (leave ¼ inch of double-sided tape extending past the end of the bar).
4. Tuck the ¼ inch of double-sided tape into the end of the handlebar.
5. Spray glass cleaner directly onto the double-sided tape and into the inside of the DSP grip.
6. After spraying glass cleaner, twist grip onto the handlebar (this will require a little bit of effort to slide grip on).
7. Wait until glass cleaner dries before riding with the grip.

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203 Comments

  • + 280
 i'll keep my lockons
  • + 69
 Ya I would too, how do you get them if you get new brakes or something
  • + 40
 Isn't it just a slip grip with tape to hold it in place...? It's cool and all but I can't imagine how hard it would be to take those off due to the adhesive tape. I think this was mentioned before but how would you take your shifters and brake levers off with ease?!? Simple jobs like that would become a pain! I'll stick with my lock ons for now.
  • - 16
 Use SRAM shifters and avid brakes on matchmakers and you have solved the problem of not having to take your grips off if you wona change something. XX1 and X0 trails is an awesome setup
  • + 15
 Good points... Apparently my brain was too busy trying to figure out why Ryan Huntington's title isn't Lizardman.
  • + 16
 This is a cool system. But as said before it has it's draw backs when it comes to taking off brakes and shifters. Also with lock ons when my grips start to wear I can rotate them to extend the grip life. Not to mention when those grips wear you'll probably need to cut them off and if you have carbon bars the last thing you want to risk is a nice deep scratch. Also you'll have some nice sticker res left on your bars. I could see this for bmx, street and dj though.
  • + 0
 How in the name of god are you going to take those off when their all worn out its completely pointless unless you like smooth non grippy grips I'm am sticking to classic lock ons
  • + 29
 Double sided tape on my handlebars ???? NO THANKS. They don't cover the removal in the vid !!! GUESS WHY ???
  • + 9
 I don't like grip glue on my MX grips and this is even worse. Hellllllz NO! These would be a bitch to get off too.... You're either cutting them or going through a lot of hassle to remove them. This is caveman technology.
  • + 9
 I'd rather keep my lockons.
  • - 12
 I can't wait too get some of these on for down hill mountain bike. I wish they came in camo though
  • + 10
 Odi Lockon's. nough said.
  • + 1
 If anyone has dealt with those Avids with the inside hand-twisting limiter screw, you'll love a pair of these I'd imagine. Other than that I don't see the purpose but if it's a comparable price of other lock-ons, shit why not try a pair.
  • + 30
 Logic Industries be releasing a new system next year. It will be a collaboration with NASA. The grips look exactly like Odi Longnecks, but they have the new system inside. The new system will use hairspray to replace the need for tape. We're calling it Stiction. More details to come.
  • + 13
 I'll just put on the double sided tape and not put on the actual grips. THen I can relax my hands...
  • + 8
 leaving what works perfect for a few milimeters? i hope your girlfriends dont do the same....
  • + 1
 how do you get them off....
  • + 4
 looks like a solution looking for a problem to me.
  • + 1
 Some brakes and shifters are removable without removing grips, but changing handlebar? That'll be fun.
  • + 5
 This product is a nice compliment to your bike...if you are the type of guy who thinks it's cool to safety wire your cables to your frame.

I actually would like to try them to see if I could tell the difference, the installation process is simple compared to wrapping road bars. The dsp roadie wrap is the $hit, so I'm at least curious.

Cutting spikes us a pain but it improves performance, ghetto tubelesss is a pain but it works great. This is much less work than those modifications and your grips are an important contact point with your bicycle.
  • + 1
 Bwahahahahahahaha oh wait.. lol BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA if i would change anything... ANYTHING it would be going back to good and evil grips.. and hairspray. ... but i wont. Cool
  • + 1
 Good solution for me and my tiny hands. Lock-ons are just to big for me.
  • + 2
 really ? there are several thicknesses in brands.? token and spesh make very thin ones.. ?
i prefer the fat LizSkins northshore grip Drool
  • + 1
 Token eens bekijken dan ;-) thx!
  • + 1
 en clarks.. ,maar die slijten snel.. zal eens kijken of ik ze nog heb.. kan ik ze meten voor je wat de dikte is tup
  • + 1
 dat zou pas goed zijn! Thx man!
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  • + 98
 Congratulations you made the original style of handlebar grips (lots of sarcasm)
  • + 37
 Congratulations Lizard Skins you've made a grip, welcome to 1977!
  • + 41
 My thoughts: Cool, now how do you get it off?
  • + 41
 that's what she said
  • - 7
 hahahahahahahahaha lol!
  • + 10
 seriously, did they not read the MBA article about hairspray under normal slip-on grips which was written before the internet came out I'm pretty sure.
  • + 6
 ^ haha yep, I wonder if any BMX riders know about these tricks... oh wait
  • + 1
 Circle is closing people! reinventing stuff is great!
big wheels? no dereliur in front? plastic bikes?.... God! please save us from the past!!
  • + 2
 Reinventing stuff is only great when it makes things better. This system just makes things difficult
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  • + 93
 Hey guys, look on the positive side! At least this means that in a few years someone will "invent" the 26" wheel again!
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  • + 31
 Locking grips are great because you can take them on and of, these defeat the purpose a lock on. But they do look comfy
  • + 3
 yea, I'm not seeing slip-on grips as being a exciting new thing. Just got a pair of Loaded no-slips, and the non-rigid inner sleeve? game changer for me.
  • + 5
 Don't really care how comfy not been a problem for me but taking grips on and off easily is the lockons killer USP
  • + 2
 Yea what exactly is the new idea here? I had grips like this on my BMX bike in 1995. Isn't the point of the locking collars so you can take them on and off easily to work on your bike or change grips?
  • + 11
 "we have solved the problem of lock on grips, by getting rid of the lock on grip" - www.quickmeme.com/meme/3od43f
  • + 1
 agreed. but if you are going to use non-lock on style grips dont bother with all that soap/water/hairspray garbage. either use a compressed air hose to slide the grips on instantly or use the old zip tie trick: www.pinkbike.com/u/mikelevy/blog/New-Sensus-Grips3A-How-To-Install-Using-Zip-Ties.html
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  • + 22
 "Eliminate Bulky Locking Collars"

Since when were lock on collars bulky?

This is the mountain bike industry today:
1 = Make product
2 = Bullshit
3 = Profit
  • + 4
 4 = "Re-invent" a product to replace the product
5 = Bullshit
6 = Bullshit
7 = Bullshit
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  • + 14
 wow is that all you have to do?! those 7 steps are so much simpler than locking grips.... not :L
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  • + 12
 Seriously? Grips rotating is 10% of the gripe with standard grips. Getting them to slide off easy is 90% of why lock-ons rock.
Pass.
  • + 1
 Well as they say it , i rather have lol 'bulky' heavy' lock ons with little to no maintnence, than deal wit some , sticky tape, wtf, windex lol the wonder an struggle of gettin the grips an tape off. To much for me to want to deal wit. AM I RIGHT OR WRONG!!!!!!!! LOCK ON ALL THEE WAY!!!!!
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  • + 8
 Sometimes I have a feeling that innovation occurs only for its own sake. Why bother that grips wear out and at the end of a season will have to be replaced. I will cut through the grips, and with a bit of luck not scratch the handlebars. Oh, dammit, I forgot that yucky tape underneath.. All right, I'll peel it off, I didn't plan anything for this weekend anyway... What a stupid idea! LOCK IT ON.
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  • + 11
 what happens when you want to, say, change brakes or shifters? how would you get it off?
  • + 20
 Hacksaw would get the job done
  • + 8
 at this rate handlebars will become as disposable as grips....
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  • + 7
 there's a reason why I bought lock-on's.... so they would not slip and I could remove them at any time. This is half of that product. Sorry Lizard Skins, collars are not that bad.
  • + 5
 exactly. i really like lock on grips. theres nothing bad about them.. theyre fixing a problem that no one has ever had...
  • + 7
 I've never heard anyone complain about lock ons. Only about not having them...
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  • + 6
 ESI Silicone grips... light, comfy, come in a thin and thick version, multiple colours, and once installed you're gonna need great effort to get them off if you lack an air compredssor and/or a bottle of hair spray and a thin tool to slide under them to inject in the spray.
  • + 2
 Tried them instead of ODI rogue.
Pita to install (with glass cleaner), you can't even know where the "bulk" end is when mounted. Unmount with ease when using compressor (otherwise maybe pita also).
Grip is not so great when dry. Maybe better when wet but I didn't try.
They are fragile, but less than standard foam. I lost one endcap on my first fall.
Not so comfy (too hard, even if they were the biggest ones), in fact less than my rogue.
Color choice is nice, but tone are sligthly off (blue is not a true blue, but more blue/turquoise).

In the end I have taken the 60g weight addition of my good old ODI.
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  • + 6
 And when I want to remove my grips or my shifters? I have tu cut them off and buy another ones? If I have to do it I prefer my lock on grips with a 20 cent coin in each side making the bar end function.

www.pinkbike.com/photo/9822586
  • + 11
 Send me some of those coins and I will send you a couple o dozen of canuck nickels with gratuitous beaver shots on one side and a very dirty girl on the other.......
  • - 3
 you don't have to remove your grips in order to get your shifters off. just sayin...
  • + 1
 Gosh, I need some euros!
  • + 1
 dbodoggle: It depends of the lock of the shifter
  • + 1
 your pic looked like the kind you don't have to but i guess i was wrong
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  • + 5
 I had to check the date... nah not April 1st.
Lizard Skin.... sack whoevers idea this was before you look silly with their next idea.
What stops the normal grip boys doing the same thing with double sided tape? Nothing.
It is just a grip with some tape, nothing new or innovative.
Sorry.
  • + 3
 aaaaaand ... the look fugly
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  • + 8
 Once again another product missing the point and trying to get us to pay for it just to find out what we already know
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  • + 7
 i think they sound pretty cool but why the hell do lizard skins always stick their ugly logo right on the middle of their grips, just ruins them in my opinion
  • + 9
 Agreed. I would never consider these grips just because of the tacky graphics. I DON'T NEED LOUD GRAPHICS ON EVERY PART OF MY BIKE! Can you hear me? Now you know how it feels.
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  • + 4
 This is not innovative. or something. For example I am doing something similar:

I buy cheap grips but not Lock-ons, than I spray on the handlebar and into the grip some glue in spray(can be a hair spray) and then put grip on handlebar. Wait for few hours and than grip is glued and is not moving. And it was cheap one so if anything is wrong I slit it with the knife and simply take it off.

Really simple. Always works. The grip never moves. tup

(And i don't spend much money for the Lock - Ons and I don't have any annoying Bulky Collars Smile
  • + 3
 welcome to 1990 when everyone did that,
nothing new my friend Wink
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  • + 7
 I want ESI foam grips with the convenience of lock-ons
  • + 2
 Now that's something I would buy.
  • + 1
 YES! i'd buy those also. and as long as it retains its low profile at the bar ends.
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  • + 7
 Are these nerds retarded?
  • + 3
 Cam your competition just made the gayest shit ever, I'm switching to Sensus. I bet you're glad they made this video too haha
  • + 1
 Not sure, but the sheeple that think you're a good enough rider to stand on a podium for only doing flips & spins sure as shit are.
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  • + 3
 Wait a minute this isn't April 1st its Aug 1st. Back in the day before the superior invention of lock on grips. I put on grips with hair spay. Lubes when wet sticks when dry. Thank god for lock on,s. I would explain why but every one else just did.
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  • + 5
 man it's like running the gauntlet here on pinkbike! if you have any questions about the weak parts of your stuff, bring it into the octagon. the truth will be revealed!
  • + 2
 would be nice if more bike companies checked out the opinions of their customers through places like PB etc...
we are the ones who buy their shit..
why not make things how we want! Smile
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  • + 3
 I want a better grip. ESI's are moving the right way. Maybe these are an improvement. Gonna have to give them a look and maybe a try. If they can create a better connection to the bike and make it so it can last more than one crash, I'm in. Sorry for not being negative as is the norm in the comment section.
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  • + 3
 what the F happened???i dont have the luxury of doing this if ever a quick fix to my shifters/brake levers are in order in the middle of the woods, wet, muddy or otherwise...innovation is good,but if it brings you backwards.....its not.
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  • + 6
 Renthal Kevlar lock-ons = happiness, thin, comfy, easy to install & remove = keep.
  • + 2
 renthals are too expensive & too thick .. odi ruffians all day long
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  • + 2
 Lizard Skin has made zero mention of problems with lock on grip, and zero mention of these being better than lock on grips... The only mention of such things is in the Pink Bike article its self. Lizard Skin claims better grip, better vibration dampening, multiple colour choices and tape is included to ensure the grips won't move... that's it. This article pits them against lock ons and I'm not really sure why... really to bad as it looks like a nice product.
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  • + 2
 SO.... They added weight to a regular grip? why not just use some clear paint or some glue? Your gonna up the price of grips 10 bucks for a piece of tape? This is just a fabulous product.... really progressing the grip market. They may be light... but I like lock ons.... I mean what happens when you want to take your shifter off huh? you gonna cut the grip? And what if the tape gets wet? That's death right there man. Too sketchy for me.
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  • + 2
 They've been doing this in golf for years(I'd say this is where they got the idea from). How you get them off without cutting the grip is to get a syringe full of thinners(similar) and inject it into the grip, grip slides straight off but there's a bit of a tacky mess to deal with Smile
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  • + 5
 LOL! That's how you change grips....on golf clubs! I'll stick to lock-ons for my bikes.
  • + 14
 What if we put lock on grips... On golf clubs... Mind blown.
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  • + 6
 next they'll tell us threaded steerers is a new development
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  • + 2
 Just bought another pair of the ODI Vans lock ons. After seeing this, I think I'll get another pair. Or two. If I want to go old school, I'll just ebay some Jive Handles and get out the Krylon Ultra Flat Black Spray paint. Hopefully this is not signaling a comeback of square taper cranks and mechanical disk brakes...
  • + 1
 Dude, square taper spindles rock.... Oh wait, sorry, I didn't even like them when they were the only option.
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  • + 2
 non lock on grip fitting instructions.. take grip spray with carpet or floor adhesive slide grip on bike let it set wait 5 mins complete this is a tip from when cavemen where riding bmx, fast forward to 2013 and the spray glue is now tape that you wet with window cleaner... GET A GRIP
  • + 1
 pun intended
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  • + 6
 this is the gayest gayness i have ever seen.
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  • + 1
 Wow! What a great idea. It's such a pain having to take the right sized tool for lock-ons that you carry with you anyway.
Why, oh why, oh why has someone not done this before? Oh yeah... they have.
Hey Lizard Skins! Why not try inventing the wheel next?
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  • + 1
 Briliant!! Now I'm having flashbacks of sponge grips and glue and using tile knives to remove them and my mullet and my neon clothes I'd forgotten I'd worn and the sweet pink and white checkered high top Vans I wore back in 1986 at the first bike shop I worked at... there is a reason I choose not to remember things.

I don't at all miss using glass cleaner (YES! We used Fantastic), hair spray, compressed air, glue and wire to mount grips and hold them in place. Having switched to locking grips several years ago, I can't buy anything I can't remove without ease.. Not because I'm lazy, but I don't have to. A bar switch in 10 minutes. No more worrying about the grips when it starts raining. I'm not buying grips everytime time one side get's worn. Think I'm on 2 years and 3 flips of my Peaty's..

On a fixxie, yes. Single speed with hindged brake levers, maybe. My worst enemy's bike, yes. And to think, I thought these grips were going to be something cool and new..
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  • + 1
 Wait wait.... so first there were non-lock on grips and they were shit, now the lock-on grips are said to be shit and we are comming back to non-lockons? The circle is closing people!
What is next?! Lack of front derailleur in AM bikes?! huge wheels??? God please save us!
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  • + 1
 Even if you don't have lock ons.
Just spray some GT-85 into the grip and on the bar, slide on then allow to dry.

If you want to take the grip off, shove an allen/hex key into the grip, spray GT-85 into the opening then twist it till it slides off.

This product really is ass backwards.
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  • + 6
 wasent really a problem
  • + 4
 That's the majority of developed products and their marketing. Solving a problem that 2% of people might perceive.
  • + 3
 ^agreed, well said
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  • + 1
 lots of complaints when you dont even know what this product is competing against these are esi grip competitors and are 100x more durable esi's only last like 3 months these will last at least a whole season plus there half the weight, i think they hit it out of the ball park in one uping esi.
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  • + 6
 What a crap...
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  • + 1
 Removal is a big problem. I use glue-ons on my dirtbike, and have to slice them with a razor-blade to remove them. it's not a big deal on the knurled ends of an MX bar, but on a carbon MTB bar, it's a huge no-no. I think there's still room for improvements and lightening on my ODI lock-ons, but these are not an improvement at all.
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  • + 1
 Agreed with most peeps here... and that I like my Lock Ons better. I always tweek and being able to slip the grip on or off with a few twists of allen key makes me very happy. I would like to see the follow up video please, the removal of these grips. And getting the tape off!
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  • + 1
 OK, it looks nice and we all understand why they're going this way but it's full of so many flaws it's gonna be a massive flop. The only way you'll get those suckers off is with a Stanley knife. You'll never fully replace a grip that simply bolts and off. Damn fools!
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  • + 1
 Just got them. Lock on grips are fine but when you think about it , anything that can knock a 100g off your bike for less than $50 is a great deal. I mean, why bother spending all that on a light weight carbon bar if you are going to add a needless 1/4 pound to your bar? Anyways, I'm coming from ESI which I really like but admit they tear at the ends. These feel very different, rather than an almost rubbery sponge like ESI these are like memory foam with a fine layer of soft grippy plastic over them. I got the larger size and prefer the slightly fatter grip for control personally. At least these are the same diameter all around unlike ESI which was just annoying. The Lizard Skins are really not moving anywhere, they are firmly held. ESI could migrate over time.I think I may still prefer the velvety springy and squishy feel of ESI over the memory foam with grippy film layer of DSP. As for the included bar end plugs well they both were destroyed my first ride out. If these new grips manage to not tear up like ESI at the ends I may choose these but the price is still outrageous for grips and ultimately ESI are really good yet the DSP still shave more grams for the weight weenies. So far I like 'em but we'll see how they last. Lower the freaking prices.
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  • + 4
 So they are pretty much like 1,50€ foam grips...? Super light and soft, and a pain in the ass.
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  • + 4
 LIZARD SKINS LOCK ON GRIPS ALL DAY! Cool idea but I'll stick with your lock on style.
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  • + 1
 All these comments are the same, how do I get my shifters/brakes off? Well most brakes/shifters these days don't need to slide off the end, so that isn't an issue. The problem with lock ons is not just the fact that the ends are bulky which you can end up rubbing your thumb on, but also the fact the grip needs a structure internally to hold it rigid on the bar, therefore there is not as much padding as you'd imagine. So with these you get a lot more vibration damping for the same width.
On that note, has anyone actually tried them, I'm interested as I'm bored of running super thick grips to get enough vibration damping.
To get them off you'll lift one side, spray some window cleaner in there and blow with a compressor. Job done.
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  • + 1
 OK, you ALL clearly don't understand. Lock-ons are great if you want simple. Seriously, nothing better. If you get hand/arm pump it is likely because of the harsh Nylon tube your grip is attached/bonded to is too hard. Bike shops everywhere are selling ESI grips for weight weenies (yes even mtb riders) and people that don't like the bar feel with lock-on grips. I just bought the Easton grips and like the cut outs they offer to increase cushion. I don't want these DSP grips, but I don't think it's a stupid idea.
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  • + 1
 Unless they are free, they are effing useless. (And even then they probably are still useless) I have an idea, double-sided sticky tape that you apply to your legs and feet right before you pull your socks on. They won't creep down your legs... ever. Oh, how about body armor with no straps, just double sided tape to keep them in place and then you cut them off at the end of bike season. Helmets with no straps, just double sided sticky tape in your hair.
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  • + 5
 If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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  • + 1
 Seems like a rube goldberg video for the classic way of putting on grips + a piece of tape.... definitely sticking with my lock on's, trying to pull the grips off once taped on seems brutal........
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  • + 3
 Sorry but how can i remove it from my handlebars when the grip will wears out ?
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  • + 2
 My first question was what about removing these grips? Looks like it would be a pain! I'm sure they ride great but its hard to beat the simplicity/reliability of lock-ons.
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  • + 5
 We´re back in the 90´s
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  • + 3
 The worst grip innovation of the 21st century.... Hello! Are we moving backwards?
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  • + 5
 Is it april 1st ?
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  • + 4
 Since when were lock-ons uncomfortable?

What a crock of codswallap.
  • + 4
 Thanks for reminding me of the word codswallop. Doesn't get used often enough.

(codswallop- nonsensical talk or writing, Interesting etymology too, if my dictionary is accurate.)
  • + 2
 haha I thought it was just local vernacular!
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  • + 4
 As soon as I saw him put that sticky tape: FAIL!
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  • + 2
 This is basically what you do to put grips on golf clubs. I work in a golf shop and we just use double sided masking tape and Varsol.
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  • + 2
 yeah, no. i'll stick with the north shores... those might be interesting for a brakeless bike that you never ever have to change grips on...
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  • + 3
 thanks lizardskins for creating a solution to a problem that NO ONE HAS EVER HAD. lock ons are dope. these are not.
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 ok and when your grips are to much used, or old, or you just want to remove them?
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  • + 1
 i love the lizard skins grips…but i will keep my lock on, the lock ring is not big enough
to make the switch to unremovable grips.
and by the way on those 780 mm wide
handlebars theres plenty of room!!
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  • + 2
 Well 30 grams is xc light. Hard to trust on a glued grip riding on mud and rain... weight is the only good of these grips. Weight weenies grip.
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  • + 2
 my only issue with lock grips (ODI) are that the screws are soft aluminum and steel tools strip the hex pretty easy.

do they come in a ENDURO model?
  • + 1
 Only if you over torque the screws... I have had ODI Rogues for five years - same set of clamps, no issues.
  • + 1
 and that is YOUR experience with them. The screws on mine don't strip when tightening, it is when I have to remove them, all the dirt and build up of gunk gets very difficult to remove. Many allen keys do not fit perfect as they should, like with the rest of the bikes hardware, the hex is slighly too small or too large.
  • + 2
 I won't argue the tolerance issue; having worked as a mechanic for many years, I am well aware of that all too frustrating ordeal. Living in Florida, I mostly deal with sand - the typical mud/muck is hardly an issue here except when it rains and when it rains, well, we aren't riding much down here. Cheers.
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  • + 2
 Loving the multiple paragraphs of marketing babble to explain that these are classic style grips that you tape to your handlebar.
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  • + 3
 Flashback to 1980, what on earth are you thinking?
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  • + 2
 so how about when you want to replace them? it'll be just like old non lock on grips but with a messy residue from the tape
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  • + 1
 I can see the positives to the grip, but can also see alot of negitives to the geip. It's the kind of thing all the little kids are going to have on them fucking scooters!
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 Ill get some because I find the metal on the outside of lock on grips harsh on the outside of the palm leading to numb hands . Where and when can we buy these ???
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 stupid idea, you'd go demented trying to get those off
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 Probably not a good idea for carbon bars since you will most likely need to cut them off to instal new lockons.
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 I seriously don't even know what to say.....
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 they didn't invent something new.... but looks like most of the other manufactures forgot about "not-lock on " grips. and I REALLY HATE THAT METAL RING UNDER MY HAND !
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 BTW I think this just officially made my decision to switch to Sensus justified.
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 One thing fo sho is that their DSP road tape is amazing! I can see why they'd make a mtb grip with that stuff, but yes, make them lock-ons.
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 Sunline and l think a few others have grips that cover the outer lockon. I've been meaning to try those. Love my Ourys!!
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 Seems a bit too much effort to just fit a grip, don't look comfy either. Think I'll be sticking with ODI for the time being.
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 Looks nice..but I will definitely stick with my ODI!
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 Looking at the comments, I think people like ODIs!!
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 taking oldschool grips, ghetto fixing it to the bars with tape and call it DSP grip technology.. wtf?!
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 Will an air compressor get them off? or do they have to be cut off?
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 Biggest 1/4 I've ever seen...
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 Orr.. You could duct-tape on regular grips.. You can always tell products non-mountain bikers invented.
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 or the products that mountain bikers with different opinions than you invented - I visited the lizard skins booth at interbike last year and they are legit dudes
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 do the grips come with an air compressor for removal?
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 easton's lock-ons look like a much more viable option
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 I would have expected to see this video posted on April 1st...:/
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 so what happens when they wear out and you want to change them?
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 sharp blade, carefully cut it, peel of tape...
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 I like holding onto bars thicker than knitting needles thank you.
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 I'll stick to ODI longnecks.
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 I like my lock ons big and chunky
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 Erm... skinny-ass grips for a guys with large hands like me? How about no!
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 sensus grips everyday of the week lads
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 I don't get it... Paper superglue?
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 He lubed the handlebar and then have it a handjob haha.
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 It's a unanimous fail. My peaty lock on's I never had a problem with the 'bulky' end bits anyway ...
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 2:10 for the money shot...
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 How is it any easier or better than ESI chunky?

ESI solicon grips FTW.
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 wow, never knew this technology existed.
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 hmm.. more reasons why i would keep my Lock-Ons
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 Can we have a poll about Locking grips? PLEASE Wink
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 "spray it nice and good"
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 looks cool but I have a long way to go until my odi tld grips wear out
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 love my chromag grips. so ill stick with those
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 Exactly the same as a golf grip installation.
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 lizard skins... now with Aqua-Net!
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 For a minute I thought this was an april fools article.
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 Ill stick with my troy lee lock ons thank you very much
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 I be that stuffs a bitch to remove
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 What a shame!!! Are you Kidding me?? Lock nos are 6282934times better
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 Once it dries, IT IS NOT COMING OFF. Haha
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 I use DSP grip tape on my road bike [150 miles a week commuting use] and track bike [lots of miles] for really simple reasons; It is the most comfortable material, that's pretty rugged, long lasting and not overly thick.
"I can't get my controls off"? Boo-fecking-hoo, its such a shame your still using a set up without a split clamp. Get with the times maybe?
Anyway, its nice to see the Pinkbike community continuing to slate products because they're not GNARLY! Listen to what Lizard Skins are saying and stop losing your shit over ideas which may actually aid you. Although their graphics are f*cking horrible, could do with some subtlety.

PEACE
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 Hey man, I've got a medal here in my back pocket for you....

The first line of the article targeted DH racers. Not kilowatt smashing urban commuters.

Lock ons are;
A: strong
B: incredibly convenient - us gravity racers do actually play with our controls a fair bit, so getting them off without a hassle is a big tick.
C: comfortable
D: adjustable
E: cost effective
F: don't require double sided f*^\ing tape and an aerosol can to install!!
G: don't suck.
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 oh wow these are great im going to rush out and buy them now to save 50grams [SaRcAsM]
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 Half waffle and cream is not on the menu?
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 Sorry lizard skins WHY!!!!!!!
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 you could say the same thing for almost all of the shtuff manufactures are producing these days
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 LAME LAME LAME LAME LAME
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 Lock-Ons Only!
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