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ODI Releases New Reflex Lock-On Grips

Mar 16, 2023
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PRESS RELEASE: ODI Grips

We are excited to announce the newest addition to the ODI line up of v2.1 Lock-On Grips – the Reflex grip. Drawing on over 40 years of experience of producing performance-driven grips and feedback from our extensive network of top riders across the globe, the Reflex grips have been engineered to reduce impacts and vibration being passed on to the riders’ hands to allow you to ride more with less pain and fatigue.

Reflex grips are the latest innovation in impact damping to keep you riding longer and farther as they’ve been specifically engineered to reduce vibration. Like having suspension for your hands without compromising control.

Our development for the Reflex grips started with feedback and testing from elite World Cup athletes with the goal of providing improved comfort without sacrificing control. The design was refined and tested by riders at all levels until we reached the goal of providing a grip that would provide all-day comfort allowing you to spend more time on the trails and less time recovering.

We started with our proprietary grip compounds, with its superior impact damping properties, and coupled this with a responsive ribbed padding that actively flexes under your hands to reduce impacts and torsional forces.
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In order to retain control and avoid the feeling of having to squeeze the grip (which can lead to arm pump) we added a waffle section to the finger side of the grip which provide easy traction points and eliminates the feel of a large squishy padded grip.
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To further enhance the ergonomic feel we increased the height of the rib on the across the front of the grip which indexes with the bend in your fingers giving the grip a more oblong profile and filling in otherwise dead space and allowing you to relax your hands without the feeling of losing contact with the grip.
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As part of our v2.1 Lock-On Grip system you are guaranteed easy installation with a 3mm allen key and the benefit of the most reliable slip-free grip performance available.

The Reflex grips are being offered in a roomy 135mm grip length and with two diameters: Regular (33.5mm) or X-Large (34.5mm). Combined with the available 9 color options – they are sure to be a perfect fit for your ride.

ODI grips are Made in USA at our manufacturing facility in Riverside, California.

Reflex v2.1 Lock-On Grips:

Features:
• Medium/Large Profile / Medium Compound (Diameter 33.5mm)
• v2.1 Lock-On Single Clamp System provides more useable grip space
• Reinforced durable ends
• Soft flexible ribs at thumb provide impact damping
• Padded top grip section for excellent shock absorption
• Angled waffle pattern with oversized top rib that matches finger articulation points for improved control and more ergonomic feel
• Black, Medium Blue, Gray, Army Green, Orange, Purple, Pink, Tan, Red

https://www.odigrips.com/collections/mtb/products/reflex-lock-on-grips-135mm

Reflex XL v2.1 Lock-On Grips:

The same great design and performance features as the Reflex v2.1 Lock-On Grips but in a larger diameter for riders who prefer a bigger grip.

Features:
• Large/Extra-Large Profile / Medium Compound (Diameter 34.5mm)
• v2.1 Lock-on Single Clamp System
• Reinforced durable ends
• Soft flexible ribs at thumb provide impact damping
• Padded top grip section for excellent shock absorption
• Angled waffle pattern with oversized top rib that matches finger articulation points for improved control and more ergonomic feel
• Black, Medium Blue, Gray, Army Green, Orange, Tan, Red

https://www.odigrips.com/collections/mtb/products/reflex-xl-lock-on-grips-135mm

Go and try a pair of Reflex grips on your next ride and feel the benefits of their superior vibration-damping performance for yourself. Observe, Design, Innovate isn’t just a mantra, it’s at the core of everything we do!

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170 Comments
  • 82 2
 Another larger diameter option is appreciated.
  • 4 0
 Agreed. Trying to find the Sensus Meaty Paws has been challenging, so I'll gladly give these a try.
  • 1 0
 @ratedgg13: order some from BC we have them here.
  • 1 0
 Yeah. This regular is the previous large.
  • 8 0
 Trail 1 Components grip is a larger diameter that once I got used to haven’t wanted to try anything else
  • 3 0
 Yes! I’ve been riding with RaceFace Gripplers cuz they come in a 33mm, which in comparison to most is thick. A 34.5mm option from ODI will be my next grip choice. Everything smaller feels like a cable cutting into my hand after awhile in comparison. Thanks ODI!
  • 5 0
 But there is only 1mm difference between the two
  • 8 0
 I switched to the ODI F-1 Dread Lock grips about 4 years ago and now ride nothing else. They feel amazing with the larger diameter and have great vibration dampening.
  • 12 0
 I appreciate the cushion of a larger grip but I find a smaller grip easier to hold onto, and I’m a big guy with big hands. I use push on grips for that reason because they don’t have the hard plastic core.
  • 8 0
 @ratedgg13: "Big. Meaty. Paws."
  • 2 1
 Chromag squarewave XL has a nice bulge that fills up the cavern your palm creates, which is usually the part of my hand that would get sore. I've been happily using them exclusively for 5 years now.
  • 4 2
 What's not appreciated is them costing what they do, yet they can't make the grip lock bolts face the same direction.
  • 7 0
 This is the first bit of new tech I'm actually quite excited about. Been running the ODI Rogues since for ever..., cause they are just the best. Definitely going to give the Reflex XL's a try. Also happy to hear that they have increased the securing bolt size.
  • 5 0
 Trail 1 Hell's gate grip is a great large diameter grip. Once you get used to it you do not have to hold on as hard
  • 1 0
 @solsticebikeworks: +1 for the Dread Locks. I have big palms and ride without gloves and DLs have been a life saver.
  • 2 0
 @ratedgg13: have you seen the xl grips chromag sells? They are about the same size at the meaty paws, Maybe even a tad larger with better grip imho
  • 1 0
 @pdxjeremy: I used to use the squarewave but prefer the shape of the ergon GA2 Fat.
  • 4 0
 Deity Suprakush
  • 1 0
 @BenWarsaw: Meaty Paws are the only grips I have run for the last few years, trying out Deity's fst option this year this though because I wanted wild colors.
  • 2 0
 @ratedgg13: I have a set you can have. I find the compound too firm for my delicate hands.
  • 1 0
 @babathehutt: the Ergon GD1s have been great. And they are available in a small diameter which seems to fit my medium glove sized hand perfectly.
  • 1 0
 @avg-roadie: Heck yeah! I am on my second pair of Trail1 grips. My banana hands love them for DH days when I go smashy-smashy down the trail as well as chill days when I’m just racking up the miles. Cheers to Worldwide Cyclery and BKXC for a great set of grips that are priced affordable, but last through crashes and wear. Super comfortable too!
  • 1 0
 Yeah, where did the 143mm Longneck go?
  • 40 3
 Step 1: buy push on grips for 1/2 price and 2x wibration reduction of lockon grips
Step 2: ride.
  • 54 0
 Step 3: moan about lack of post editing options on mobile...
  • 70 0
 @lkubica: nah man it’s all good wibes here
  • 3 0
 @lkubica: desktop option at bottom of page…
  • 4 0
 Yep agreed I’ve been running push on grips for about three years now. ODI longnecks ST compound and can of spray paint. It’s like having 5mm of extra travel they’re that much better at absorbing vibration but to ODI’s credit their lock on grips are pretty good too for lock on grips, I’d definitely try these out.
  • 2 0
 ESI top of my list
  • 1 0
 I don't know man, I tried Sensus EMJ (push on), 33mm thick if remember correctly, and they are decent but no where near the vibration damping of the Meaty Paw which is a lock on.
  • 2 0
 My DH bike had some of the fat Deity grips when I bought it and after riding two days at Snowshoe I had arm pump so bad my arms were rock hard and could hardly ride. Never had an issue with that ever before.

Been running the push on renthals for two years now the black compound super grippy doesnt last super long and the yellow kevlar lasts quite a bit longer and almost as grippy.

I wear large/XL gloves
  • 7 1
 step 3: Go back to lockon grips after destroying 3 sets of ESI grips in a month from minor trail oopsies.
  • 3 1
 @Bro-tato: Step 4: Go back to lockons even harder when you have to make any cockpit adjustments or change any part of it.
  • 1 0
 @Bunabe: or just use ispec/matchmaker and be able to simply take things off the handlebar. Btw, I still cannot understand why shimano shifters with clamps cannot be mounted just like brakes.
  • 3 0
 @Bunabe: Why would u need to remove grip to make adjustments?
  • 1 0
 @Aem221: how are the renthals kevlar for comfort? I have some ready to be installed, but I'm a bit disappointed by how thin they look.
  • 2 0
 @mechatronicjf: They are really comfortable, if you cut a normal lock on in half youll see the renthals are actually much thicker than lock ons as far as rubber thickness goes.

everyone thinks push on grips are weird but basically same desing has been used on dirtbikes for 50 years.
  • 1 0
 @mechatronicjf: Kevlars are ok, but I find them bit hard on hands, so for me gloves are mandatory with renthal kevlars.
  • 1 0
 @lkubica: cool I wear gloves anyways
  • 1 0
 @Aem221: nice! I was gonna try them anyways. I don't really have issues with numbness, but I figure I might as well make it as comfortable as possible
  • 3 1
 @Bunabe: we’ll that’s the original reason for lock ons that you needed to take your grips off to take levers and bars off but now you don’t need to it makes still running lock on grips pointless. I can take everything off without having to remove my grips so I just stick longnecks on with spray paint and cut them off with a Stanley knife when they need replacing which is never because they last for years as opposed to lock ons that’s cost at least twice as much and wear really fast that’s if you don’t manage to tear them first exposing the plastic core or knock the bar ends off.
  • 1 0
 @nickmalysh: For whatever reason. Adding a new mount. Changing the order of existing ones. Changing an old one to a new one. Changing handlebars.
  • 1 0
 @lkubica: Not everything has a clamp like that so doesn't work.
  • 1 0
 @thenotoriousmic: No. Not everything has a clamp that opens up all the way. If you need to switch handlebar. You are basically forced to work around having normal grips. And bro you are full of shit. There is no difference in wear. And GE lockons top of the line cost 35€ so they are cheap as shit. You are really reaching.
  • 1 0
 @Bunabe: it’s probably been about 20 years since a last saw a lever or a stem you needed to take your grips off to access. ODI longnecks cost around £7.99 longnecks lock ons cost around £25, they’re good for around 6 months before they wear through to the core and that’s if you don’t tear them or knock the end caps off first. I got push on longnecks on all my bikes oldest set being three years old youngest being 1 on my bmx. I’m constantly bailing my bmx and the grips don’t rip and they’re much better damped. £7.99 we’ll spent or you’re more that welcome to pay £35 on the android version, it won’t bother me.
  • 24 2
 That’s quite the gripping press release
  • 13 2
 it surely grabbed my attention
  • 13 0
 I was locked-on the whole time
  • 3 1
 Something, something ....ribbed.
  • 3 1
 They sure have a Handle of things
  • 2 1
 @dstroud70: ribbed for her pleasure?
  • 1 0
 @dstroud70: How ODIous of you....
  • 19 1
 Do they still give you two of the same side grips so the bolts are in different positions for left and right? Drives me crazy how they do this.
  • 3 0
 Yes they do.
  • 1 0
 I legit won't buy them because of this. @odi please stop this madness!
  • 12 1
 Is everyone going the way of deathgrips nowadays?
  • 23 6
 I’ve tried the death grips and hated them to death to the point where I was death gripping. They lasted maybe 2-3 rides before finding a home in the trash can.
  • 7 1
 Deathgrip while it’s a good grip has additional padding on towards the inside while the most sensitive part of your palm/hand is more towards the outer edge. They are kinda backwards.
  • 1 0
 @rumblefish255: Had the same experience. The ribbed part on the inside was good, while the minimally padded outer section was worn completely down, where rest my palms. They ruined my hands in an enduro race, so I threw them on the ground.
  • 1 0
 I have seen way too many Deathgrip failures, they seem to live up to their name.
  • 1 0
 @marlon-d: fail in what way? How many?
  • 3 0
 Is that a joke? Death grips are just a selection box of all the best features found on ODI grips only with cheap dog shit rubber compounds and plastic cores that spilt and crack.
  • 1 0
 @kokofosho: They seem to snap/rip in the middle and throttle forward. I saw it happen 3 times at my local trails last year. I googled it and saw a ton of people having the same issue. Too scary for me.
  • 2 0
 @thenotoriousmic: This I had a deathgrip crack on me mid send one time and it severiourly f*@ked me. No more cheap grips and no more single locking. Slip on with glue or dual locking only from now on.
  • 1 0
 @cougar797: yeah my kid used to rip them in half pulling up to do wheelies. They’re utter shit but usually cost less than a tenner.
  • 1 0
 @marlon-d: I had to use a hammer to install mine on brand new renthal bars..think I could run them with the bolt loose..
  • 45 37
 Translation: ODI tweaked their waffle pattern a little bit and then released a marketing campaign to make it sound like something more elaborate.
  • 25 2
 There are a few different patterns from ODI's lineup in that one grip. Looks to be pretty comfy, but not too bulky like the Rogue or similar. Why the piss? Every single product out there, including all the ones on the bike you are riding have 'marketing' behind them.
  • 24 1
 Quite the opposite actually. I was lucky enough to be a rider who helped with the development of these. I’ve been testing different rubber compounds and slight variations of the pattern for almost 2 years. This grip is by far the best grip I’ve ever ridden.
  • 1 0
 Observe, Design, Innovate, who knew? That's a TLA I can get behind. Three Letter Acronym.
Gonna A-B them with the Elites - loving both the reg and Pro currently.
  • 1 0
 This looks like a completely different shape profile to me... I'd say they did a little more than twist the pattern.
  • 5 0
 I know this is a very subjective question, but I'm interested in peoples experience with going to a larger diameter grip for hand numbness. I've always used a 30ish mm grip but this year I've had to start dealing with significant hand numbness while riding. Nothing has changed cockpit wise, same bar and all that jazz, but I'm wondering if a change to a thicker grip would help. I may also be completely out to lunch.
  • 13 0
 A lot of things contribute, grips are important but I'd check a few things first otherwise even perfect grips would suck;

Gloves fit well? They can shrink in the wash
Tyre pressure ok?
Suspension (often too soft is an issue)
Fork seals need a refresh?
Brakes are they working ok, holding brakes too much because they aren't as sharp as they could be makes everything worse
Brake bite point and lever position good?
Shifter/dropper positioned right.
Roll the bar forward or back to try and see how that affects things.

Grip diameter is fairly far down the list and if it's a new thing I would check your setup first.
I use ergon ge1 grips which are great and being 6ft2 use the non slim version
  • 10 0
 here's my data point: it helped noticeably.
  • 2 0
 I've done some pretty fat foam grips like WolfTooth makes, and they were much better than the grips that came with my bikes, but nothing's been better than the large Ergon GA3 for me.
  • 1 0
 I switched to fat grips six months ago and won't be going back. My hands and wrists are much happier.
  • 5 0
 Deity Supracush fan here, they are 34mm. Wear a size large glove and love the size. I was on that same thought process too and tried them. The larger size feels like it fills the palm better putting less pressure than a smaller grip.
  • 1 0
 I agree with everything said above, but try to change one variable at a time to determine the root. I havent had hand numbness but I have had hand pain using narrow diameter grips. Likely because I have fairly large hands (~10" spread) and the small grip felt like just making a fist really hard for a long time. I went with Red Monkey latex 35mm on my fat bike and Chromag Squarewave XL on my summer bikes also in 35mm. Huge improvmement for me.
  • 8 0
 Raise your brake levers up. A lot.
  • 1 0
 I have big paws (meaty one might say), and feel more at home on a larger OD grip, especially on the big bike. I've been using GA2s for a while and like those but might switch back to ODI... These look to be an improvement on the Rogues, which I also liked. But I hang my paws close to the bar ends, and these are single lock-on (Rogues are dual), so you can ride the ends of them.
  • 2 0
 @somebody-else: Ah, I see those are a newer addition, they didn't when I had mine. Nice!

I'm also seeing Rogues are 33.5, while these Reflex XLs are 34.5 OD. I'd still go Reflexs this time around.
  • 8 0
 I found grip diameter to have nothing to do with my hand numbness issue. For me it was all about shoulder posture and ergonomics while I was aging. If what has worked for you for years doesn’t anymore it might just be that you’ve lost some flexibility/strength and you need to either work on that or accommodate it with your bike fit. I know nothing about your situation, but that’s a facet that is worth thinking about if it applies. I am using a very different fit now in my 40s than when I was in my 30s which was different than I used in my 20s.
  • 3 0
 Having large hands going to Ergon GA2 fat helped me a lot
  • 1 0
 I thought that it would help me but it didn't. I went from Specialized half waffle sip grip 28mm? to Oury V2 single clamp 33mm. Didnt help much, so went to ODI F 1 Vapors 31.5 and those are the best so far. Also tried the PNW grips and it felt like holding on to the bar, the worst for me.
  • 1 0
 @melanthius: this. Narrower bars (760) and flatter brake lever angle and I can ride all day again.
  • 1 0
 It might help. It can be a number of things unrelated to grips such as positioning on the bike. If your bar is too low in relation to the seat or seat too far forward that might place more weight on your hands. Years ago before suspension or disc brakes my hands would hurt on longer downhills from small grips pounding into my hands. Larger diameter grips are better for that. I have medium sized hands. Wear a glove size of 8. I like the larger diameter grips for myself but not the really fat ones. 33 to 34 are my size. These ODI grips look great.
  • 3 0
 Switched to Sensus Meaty Paws. Won’t ride anything smaller now. Also, is pretty cheap to just give it a go and see if they work for you. Worst case they’re not gonna make your bike unrideable or anything
  • 1 0
 Odi rogue has been a revelation.
Way less pain in the inner palms.
Tried the old ones (one ups) last ride in it was horrible in comparison. If you are in doubt, make a test, for me it made a big difference
  • 3 0
 One thing that has not been mentioned and is the #1 reason for numb hands. (Assuming you are talking about riding in general and not just shuttle runs) Bike fit! Cockpit, saddle, saddle position, etc. Maybe this is too XC of an answer...

Get a bike fit with a proper fitter who can analyze your sit bones, saddle position. Yes, it costs money, but most health insurances cover a fit, so give yours a ring first. Smile
  • 6 0
 @melanthius: A lot of people have constrictions of their thoracic outlet, which typically manifests as hand numbness. I struggled for a long time making adjustments, finally saw a PT and she diagnosed me in about 2 minutes. The posture you have on a bike usually will close off your thoracic outlet. She gave me a simple set of exercises and the problem has been significantly better for the years since.
  • 1 0
 @tuftjse: awhile back I messed up my thumb pretty good in a bike crash. As part of the recovery for that my doctor prescribed a bike fit (which was covered by my insurance).

Just a few things ended up being adjusted by its impact was amazing.
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: What are exercises if you dont mind?
  • 6 0
 @Leviathandive: you need to really concentrate on your inner posterior deltoids and lower trapezius. Any back exercise where you attempt to pinch your shoulder blades together. You also need to lay face down on a bench and lift a kettlebell with your arms extended over head. You’d be surprised how many really musseled up people can’t lift a 10lb kettlebell that way. As you bulk your chest and shoulders your shoulders pull forward and you limit the room in your thoracic outlet. By working rear delts and lower trap you draw your shoulders back and improve your posture. It also opens the TO and helps with hand numbness. I thought I had developed carpel tunnel syndrome due to riding and my physical job, but it was just TOS which is much easier to correct. If it’s really bad you can get a PT to perform ultrasonic therapy on the area which was also very helpful.
  • 1 0
 @iduckett: Do you not get along with Meaty Paws?
I used to ride ODI Rogue grips but I didn't like the double lock. I tried a few other options like Ergon (don't recal the model but I hated them) and the Sensus EMJ's (good but not great). Once I tried the Meaties though, I was sold. Single lock, and incredible vibration damping with plenty of room for my pork chop hands.
  • 2 0
 @BamaBiscuits: Meaty Paws are great, especially with gloves. I would like to try a version with a waffle on the bottom for finger traction though, when I ride without gloves they can get a little slippery when my hands get sweaty. Still my all-time favorite grip though.
  • 2 0
 @tuftjse: on a related note, core strengthening exercises can make a huge difference too if that's something the rider has been neglecting.
  • 1 0
 @SCCC120: I love that grip too. I love push on ourys even more
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 @ripridesbikes: yeah fair enough. Here in Alabama not wearing gloves is practically suicide most of the year lol. It’s just too sweaty
  • 2 0
 @ripridesbikes: Never tried Meaty Paws! On my list to try! Bigger the grip the better for me.
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 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: Thanks for sharing your experience with TOS. I also suffered from that and my PT Rx was very similar to yours. The best easy answer for anyone who wants to add these kinds of motions to their workouts is the Iron Scap set of exercises. You can do the whole thing with a couple elastic bands and eye-level hard points and it's extremely effective. Plenty of info about it with a google search.
  • 3 0
 On the road some cyclists will get numbness after longer distances from the 'buzziness' of the road. However, assuming your numbness is happening on single track, it's likely related to strength and mobility issues, as a few have mentioned.

Is the numbness in your whole hand? Or does it favor one half or the other? That may provide a clue about where specifically to focus your efforts (Ulnar vs Radial). There's a protective sheath around our nerves that is meant to help the nerve 'glide' during movement--think of it as cable housing. For various reasons (there are many), that sheath can in effect bind on the nerve, causing pain or numbness. This is a mobility issue, and daily stretching as directed by a PT can work wonders for this.

Another cause could be impingement due to muscle weakness/imbalance. Again, a PT can suggest exercises to correct imbalances. One of my favorites is to grab a 10lb plate with hands at 9 and 3 o'clock, hold it out at chest height. Now raise the weight over your head, and return to chest height. **Very important distinction**, this is not a deltoid raise exercise. You are not simply trying to get the weight from point A to point B--if you make that the focus, you are going to use your deltoids to lift. Instead, focus on keeping your shoulders back and start the lifting motion from the middle of your back (just below the shoulder blades and at the center of the back). It sounds awkward, but I can promise you, even a reasonably fit person is going to feel this after 10 reps with just 10lbs. I know Jeff has covered this exercise a few times, but this was the only explanation I could find with a quick search:
youtu.be/jyFMBf-SrHs?t=136
He is doing full range, but I find that using a lighter weight and only taking it down to chest height targets the lower trap better (he shows this variation elsewhere, I couldn't find it). Keeping your thumbs pointed down as he shows here also helps minimize deltoid involvement during this exercise. This only requires a 10lb plate to perform. --If you have access to a gym, facepulls at a pulley station or Y raises on an incline bench are also exercises to look into to target this area. A stronger mid back will improve posture and help your shoulders to not 'ride up' while on the bike, which can often cause numbness in the hands.
  • 5 1
 RIP my inbox I appreciate all the replies. I have my doubts it's a significant fit or strength issue as it didn't happen for 10 years and quite literally started to happen over night. Unfortunately I am leaning towards some kind of carpal something from years of all day keyboard and mouse use, but I'll play around with some cockpit adjustments just in case. I need new grips anyway, and thought maybe this would be a great excuse to try a larger diameter. Thanks for the replies everyone. Also, how do I disable replies lol
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 @grnmachine02: Yeah I agree, hand numbness is probably carpal. I used to roof and had it, had to wear wrist braces 24/7 not for support but to keep wrists straight. It took about 4 months but the braces kept me from surgery. It’s all about keeping them straight/not kinked. That was in my 20’s and still good at 48 as long as I focus on keeping them straight as much as possible.
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 @emptybe-er: I'm sure my years spent as a mechanic pummeling my hands with impact tools has also done me no favors. I did some "science" this weekend while doing some shuttle runs to rule out normal fatigue. Raising my brake levers made it significantly worse in both the numb department as well as the "Christ my wrist hurts" department. Tried running more sag in the fork, which just led to the bike feeling like crap and my hands still being asleep.

Guess I need to admit that a doctor may be needed.
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 @grnmachine02: Oh yeah that’ll do it! And that makes sense with the brake levers, flat levers causing bent wrists maybe. I was waking up with numb hands every morning and randomly throughout the day so I finally decided to go in to the neurologist. The test is like being shocked with a spark plug wire various times and they’ll be able to tell which fingers are worse/if you need surgery by analyzing your nerve conduction. My foreman had the surgery and healed well. I was able to wear the braces and avoid getting snipped. Not a lot of fun trying to work with hands with those damn braces on but it was very effective in my case.
  • 9 2
 Oury push-on grips (with the big square block pattern) are the pinnacle of grips. Change my mind.
  • 2 0
 I've been eyeballing other grips to use instead of Oury, just for a change of pace, but see nothing comparable.
  • 1 0
 @TwoNGlenn: Don’t waste your time. Oury push on is as good as it gets-
  • 1 0
 @TwoNGlenn: We are aligned on the correct number of Ns in Glenn, but not on grips. Oury where THE standard in my old shop, every bike we built went out with them, but the world has turned and I've found plenty of bigger, better options for my delicate manhands.

These look nice, but I just got some Meaty Paws for my SS build; and those last a good long while.
  • 1 0
 They are the greatest. I’ve tried so many and these are by far the best. And cheapest is cool too
  • 1 0
 I tried those. Diameter is too large they just hurt my hands. My hands are weird though and I get pain climbing when the grip is too big. Ergon GD1s have been perfect.
  • 1 0
 @Glenngineer: man I hated the meaty paws and usually love a big grip like that. Not enough cushion.
  • 1 0
 @Glenngineer: I’ll give a fellow Glenn a pass on a divergent opinion.
  • 6 0
 Been on odi elite pro since the summer and loved them, these new ones look pretty rad
  • 2 0
 These have a new compound and obviously new pattern that help allot with vibration damping. The elite pros are amazing but these are just that much better.
  • 1 0
 Same. Will try these when the pros wear out.
  • 6 1
 I clearly continue to be the only rider that still likes the solid feel of an outboard lock ring.
  • 4 1
 Am I the only rider that hates rubber at the end of the bar? The second I get a punch in the rubber endcap I want to trash the pair of grips.

Just found a set of Peaty's I bought and squirreled away. Sorry PNW, love the grips, hate the look after a couple crashes.
  • 1 0
 Not only the feel, but the added security of the outboard lockring is nice. I've been through many sets with only an inboard lockring, and they all slip - some during normal riding and some during huge compressions. My current Ergon grips have been the best of the bunch, but it should be physically impossible for anyone to torque their grips out of position, unlike brakes or shifters.
  • 1 0
 I hate single lock grips. Take 90% of them out there and give them a good hard twist. They will crack.
  • 2 0
 Like most I have tried a variety of grips. For me the ODI Dreadlocks have been the best. 34.5mm and have that ESI extra chunky soft silicone feel but with much better durability and are lock on which makes install/removal so much less of a pain
  • 5 0
 “ Like having suspension for your hands” and here I though suspension was suspension for your hands
  • 3 0
 Long time reader
Rarely a poster
Lifer (20+years) on oury, old school and lock on.

Now liking the Diety Supercush.
Coslty and wear kinda qiuck, kinda like race car tires, but the performance is kinda like race car tires.
  • 4 0
 There is no magic in patterns. What really really makes the difference is the diameter. Chose the right one and be blessed.
  • 2 0
 "Drawing on 40 years of experience".... and the fact that REV grips are stealing their market.

Switching to ODI Rogues took away a took of shock that I felt in the bars, love then.
  • 2 1
 This flexible rubber can't be as good as REV grips but I applaud them for trying something different.
  • 1 0
 I've got a set of 13ish year old Rogues on my Spesh Hardrock I keep as an extra bike. Just rode it a bit last week. Grips are still soft and more tacky than I expected to find.
  • 1 0
 Ribbed blocks like these and the elite pros are a no go for sweaty climates, at least for me. Those blocks fill up with sweat and once your gloves are wet there's zero grip, blow your hands off time. They don't drain and just keep saturating your gloves. Felt good dry?
  • 4 0
 Dare I say these are ribbed for our pleasure?
  • 4 0
 Can we get an option w a flange plz?
  • 3 0
 Hard end caps please. Helps slide instead of grab/turn bars in the event of contact with rock walls/trees.
  • 3 0
 Deity Supracrush is a great option for those of you looking for larger diameter options.
  • 1 0
 Don't know if I believe their vibration damping claims. Vibration damping is a complicated science where you need a near perfect ratio of surface area to durometer OOOOHHHHHH THEY HAVE PINK!!!!
  • 2 0
 Very nice,but I'll stick to my Longnecks push on. Can't beat them for confort vs small diameter vs durability.
  • 3 0
 Do they wear out as quickly as Deathgrips?!
  • 1 0
 Look good, but why do ODIs always have printed text on the outboard edge? Digs into your hand if you aren’t wearing gloves…
  • 1 0
 It must be a pretty slow week if all you commenters are so excited about a new lock on grip release. It's not even electric or run thru the headset. Sheesh!
  • 1 0
 Wish somebody made a 100mm long grip so I didn't have to cut mine. No I don't have small hands I just have no use for that extra 35mm.
  • 2 0
 ODI Mushroom BMX grips. “Mmmm… mushrooms.”
  • 1 0
 Those were soooo good on the palms but the flange always irritated the space between my thumb and index finger.
  • 1 0
 The helix would wind me up. My OCD would make we want to constantly try and twist them to straighten them out.
  • 2 0
 I really like the The ODI dreadlock these days
  • 1 0
 ODI Pro Elite has been a hand favorite for a long time. Will definitely give these a go!
  • 2 0
 Turquoise color please ODI :-)
  • 2 0
 I’ll stick to the push on Renthals
  • 2 0
 As long as Renthal Kevlars exist, I'm going nowhere.
  • 2 0
 Looks like a Pro Elite in italics
  • 2 0
 Stopped reading at 33.5mm
  • 1 0
 Are they going to make these in men's sizes?

It's hilarious that the "large" is only one millimeter bigger.
  • 1 0
 Why isn't purple available in XL?
  • 1 0
 But is the olive green the same olive green as my element?!?
  • 1 0
 @Odigrips Moto version coming?
  • 1 0
 thats a lot of fancy wording for rubber! lol
  • 1 0
 @ODI when can I expect these to be in stock in QBP?
  • 2 2
 Ribbed for your pleasure!
  • 1 1
 Just give me that Kung Fu grip!
  • 1 0
 "I went uuUUuugh, and ODI ca-ressed me down. UGH! Thats that lovin sound"- Sublime
  • 2 0
 A bmx company, UGP had 'Kung Fu Grips' back in the day.

www.ebay.com/itm/175330158247
  • 2 0
 @naptime: oh dang, i forgot about UGP. They had some insane contests back in the day.
  • 2 0
 @nyhc00: still got a couple of haggard old T's somewhere
  • 1 0
 @naptime: I was on FBM’s site last week looking at buying some tees for nostalgic reasons. Then heard the Unclicked podcast with Mike Hoder and ordered some grips instead.
  • 1 0
 neat
  • 2 1
 What! No Yellow?
  • 1 1
 Death Grips for your bulldog grip
  • 1 0
 slip ons plez
  • 1 0
 OG Bobby Johnson!!!
  • 1 2
 When the top news of the day is bicycle grips. Wow
  • 1 0
 SOOO many comments for a grip...... :'D
  • 1 2
 It's a product release ding dong. This is pretty common.







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