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Hand Up and PNW Components Create Grippy Gloves [April Fools]

Apr 1, 2020
by PNW Components  

Press Release: Handup Gloves

The future is NOW!

For years we’ve been able to kill two birds with one stone yet, we’ve been completely missing the mark. We’ve now teamed up with the master component makers at PNW to create a Glove & Grip combo to get you taken care of in one high tech package! Introducing the all-new Grippy Gloves™ that allow you to ride gripless! We call them 5G for short. Both companies put their biggest brains on this project to apply “science” and “math” to these new, innovative gloves! They definitely won’t be overpriced or anything and they guarantee speed, stability, and wickedly good looks on the trail! Ride with your grips in hand in the all-new Grippy Gloves™!

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83 Comments

  • 58 4
 Still waiting on a SPD glove/grip combo, c'mon
  • 25 0
 Kevin, we need to talk.
  • 8 0
 still traumatized after all those christmases alone huh kevin?
  • 2 0
 Velcro grip and glove
  • 6 0
 Friday Fails will be next level after they invent that.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: Well, FF *is* sponsored by them … lol
  • 28 1
 Bike companies need to stop sponging off different sectors. I've scoured the internet and there plenty of other companies producing these glove enhancement devices. I'm gonna brush this one off and I'm sure it'll come out in the wash that this idea won't stand the test of time. Just another useless idea to sink our money into and drain our bank accounts.
  • 19 0
 But think of the control you’ll have, you’ll be scrubbing jumps and never wiping out. Let that soak in.
  • 6 1
 And if you do happen to crash, you can just clean yourself off with the sponge. 5G, it's the future.
  • 1 1
 But these will save weight on your bike by removing the grips!
  • 4 0
 So much to absorb with this idea...
  • 1 0
 Man, they really started with a clean slate on this one. They should make different hardnesses, ranging from Walmart sponge soft to cutting board firm. Don't want your hands to get two tired
  • 1 0
 Oh that's a great idea. We could even create a range of product from locally sourced sponges!
  • 23 5
 That pussy didn't look to impressed being stroked like that.
  • 19 2
 I'm sure many of us have had that experience...
  • 5 1
 That's what she said.
  • 6 16
flag mtb-scotland (Apr 1, 2020 at 3:27) (Below Threshold)
 @DarrellW: nah the pussy has always been fine, its the owner that is normally not impressed. Especially if they wake up.
  • 1 0
 @DarrellW: r/suicidebywords. Ha!
  • 4 16
flag scotttherider (Apr 1, 2020 at 5:59) (Below Threshold)
 @mtb-scotland: you need to make sure they drink the entire roofied drink man.
  • 3 0
 @scotttherider: TBF I was talking about the wife
  • 2 2
 @mtb-scotland: gotcha my bad. Apparently roofie jokes are not liked here...
  • 3 2
 @scotttherider: The world is full of woke snowflakes
  • 11 0
 we living in 2060 or what? TAKE MY MONEY!
  • 8 3
 *YETI OWNERS REACHING FOR THEIR WALLETS*
  • 1 0
 The future is now!
  • 2 0
 These WILL make you faster!*
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* These might make you faster
  • 7 1
 Just trying to absorb this idea.
  • 2 0
 Reaaaally soak it up...
  • 6 1
 I have one more genius solution to this problem - nails.
  • 1 0
 HA! You guys are waaaaay too quick to drink the 5G Koolaid.......the better, more obvious solution to "Going Gripless" has been around for ages, it's just that no one has thought to use it in this application.....coughVELCRO!cough
I've had this idea for awhile now, and I just can't let go of it............
  • 4 0
 Finally a real breakthrough in bike science.
  • 2 0
 we really put a LOT of science into these. As well as some math
  • 3 0
 don't forget all the glue that we put into them too...
  • 3 0
 I've been gluing bologna to my gloves for years. So PNW you better not file for a patent!
  • 1 0
 Bologna?! Our next model of the 5G was going to use ham as the extra grip... looks like we've got ourselves a patent battle!
  • 1 0
 @pnwcomponents: I’ve tried every type of deli meat, the only problem is I eat it all before my ride is half over (my handlebar is also filled with packaged string cheese)....

maybe a glove with a built in hydration pack on the palm, so I fill it with soda, then after I drink all the soda I an fill it with air?
  • 2 0
 I think muc-off has these out already, you can flow seamlessly from riding your favourite trail to washing your bike with no time wasted.
  • 3 0
 MBUKs Onza 'Octopus' will never be beaten for a mtb april fool.
  • 1 0
 Especially because in the magazine world the April edition comes out in like February, so you didn't even know that it was time for the fools and got 'suckered in'.
  • 1 0
 @bigtim: haha! good pun! i confess, i got done a good'un. i was only young (thats my excuse) i can even picture the image of the bath matt suckers they used.
  • 2 0
 Super bonus is that you can clean dishes, your bike, and your dog with these same gloves
  • 1 0
 Life is all about being efficient and getting the best bang for your buck!
  • 1 0
 It’s a good joke but you will never know if it is going to happen or not.
  • 1 0
 Waiting for the Lobster Claw version.
  • 3 0
 Ribbed for her pleasure!
  • 2 0
 This is by far the funniest lol
  • 1 0
 They better be careful, or they may get sued by a certain contestant on RuPauls drag race.
  • 2 0
 Matching "square pants" coming soon.
  • 1 0
 Don't forget to glue some onto the other side of the gloves for knuckle protection!
  • 1 0
 That's a great idea! We'll get our top people on it right away!
  • 1 0
 How about a saddle integrated with shorts? Could then get rid of all that hardware at the top of the post.
  • 1 0
 Good call, good call. Maybe we could use magnets in the bottom of the "saddle" and the top of the dropper post to make sure they're always properly aligned.
  • 2 0
 Genius!
  • 1 1
 Who's the bigger fool, the fool or the fool that follows him? What day is it? ????????????.
  • 5 3
 April Fool's Day Razz
  • 5 0
 no way!
  • 1 0
 Greg Minaar pioneered this technology with duct tape
  • 2 1
 Carol Baskin approved technology.
  • 1 0
 My wank spanners are sweating already. These are great.
  • 1 0
 I'm waiting on the 6G version
  • 1 0
 we are just going to figure out how to make the sponge part carbon... it's just going to be a bit tougher to bend your hand
  • 1 0
 C'mon no scrub Daddy version. I am out.
  • 1 0
 oh that's cool!
  • 1 1
 i could thik of other uses of the wonder glove.....
  • 1 0
 That thumb up... Big Grin
  • 1 0
 science AND math! wow!!!
  • 1 0
 You know it!
  • 1 0
 Dad joke time!
  • 1 0
 let'em rip!!!
  • 1 1
 where are the "clipless" gloves at?
  • 1 0
 this is just phase one!!
  • 1 3
 I wouldn’t buy that cheap crap, looks like it was made by a kindergartner.
  • 3 0
 no it was made by real scientists...
  • 1 1
 Dull
  • 2 2
 That was dumb.
  • 1 1
 APRIL FOOL
  • 1 1
 April fools!!
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