Revolution Suspension Grips - Review

Jul 21, 2016
by Mike Levy  
Revolution Suspension Grips


As their name suggests, lock-on grips clamp onto your handlebar and not only allow for easy installation and removal, but the design also ensures that they won't ever move while you're riding. Well, most lock-on grips, anyway. Revolution's $109.95 USD Suspension Grips employ a unique two-collar lock-on design that allows the grip barrel to float over your handlebar slightly, something that the California company claims allows ''the grip to move independently of handlebar chatter, significantly reducing shock and vibration in your hands and upper body.''

We're all an open-minded bunch around here that looks at new products in a liberal and receptive way, aren't we? Carry on, then.


Revolution Suspension Grips
Revolution Suspension Grip Details

• Grips isolated on rubber inserts
• Tuneable firmness via spacer shims
• Includes alloy handlebar plugs
• Includes 2.5 and 3mm hex keys
• Includes extra inserts, washers, screws
• Diameter: 31mm (tested), 34mm
• Length: 130mm
• Weight: 44 grams (per grip, w/ hardware)
• Made entirely in the United States
• MSRP: $109.95 USD


Grip choice can be a very personal thing - many of us decided which ones we love years ago and that's that, but they're all based on pretty much the same principle: one or two lock-on collars and a plastic barrel with some rubber of some kind laid over it. Simple stuff that does the job, but what if our grips could do two jobs?

Revolution believes that since grips are arguably the most important contact point of the three that we have with our bike, it's worth looking at how to make them better. And by better, they mean how to make them absorb some of the chatter that gets passed up through to a rider's hands.

''A lot of grips have shock absorbing characteristics. The difference is that they are direct-mounted to the handlebar,'' Revolution explains, ''and every single shock and vibration is translated directly into your hands.'' Isn't that the job of our suspension forks? Yes, but I also know that just because we have some $1,000 fork on the front of our bike doesn't mean it's an entirely smooth ride. Revolution believes that their suspension grips, which sees the plastic grip barrels float on rubber inserts, can further help matters. ''There are many different grip shapes and sizes designed in an effort to achieve that perfect, ergonomic fit, with hopes of minimizing arm pump and hand fatigue,'' they say about what most of us would consider the norm. ''Unfortunately, every grip has the same problem: they are directly mounted to your handlebar and most with locking rings serving the sole purpose of eliminating ANY movement.''

I know what you're thinking: grips that move sounds kinda... sketchy. The Suspension Grips can't spin on the handlebar, however, and their omnidirectional movement only adds up to about 3 or 4mm of so-called travel.


Revolution Suspension Grips
The Revolution Suspension Grips float on four rubber inserts that are hidden inside of the lock-on collars.


At $109.95 USD, the Suspension Grips aren't inexpensive, although it is worth mentioning that absolutely every bit of them, both metal and rubber, is manufactured in the United States. ''You are looking at a completely tunable shock absorber for your hands, not a simple handgrip,'' says Revolution of the price that would probably be enough to purchase two or three years worth of grips for the average rider. They also offer a thirty-day money-back guarantee (so long as they're "like-new" and in the original packaging), so you can also send them back if you're not a fan.

The small box that they come in is home to two grip barrels, four nicely machined aluminum clamps, sixteen rubber inserts, eight tuning washers (more on that below), two expanding bar plugs, all the tiny screws that are required, some extra rubber inserts and washers, and the 2.5 and 3mm hex keys that you need to put everything together. Separate items like the grip barrels and rubber inserts, which are both wear items, are available on the company's website for $40 USD.


Revolution Suspension Grips
Revolution Suspension Grips
A single Revolution Suspension Grip weighs 44 grams, while a single ODI Ruffian lock-on weighs 53 grams.



How Do They Work?

A normal lock-on grip slides on and the inside face of the barrel is in complete contact with the handlebar, but with Revolution's design the inside diameter of the plastic barrel is about one-eighth of an inch larger than the handlebar. It doesn't sound like much, but this extra real estate provides the space needed to allow the grip to "float" over the handlebar.

This float allows the grip to rotate back and forth by 3 or 4mm, and also move vertically by a few millimeters.


Revolution Suspension Grips
They look just like normal grips once they're assembled, and no one would know any different unless they were to grab one and twist.


There are four small tongs that extend out from each side of the grip barrel, much like the two that we usually see on each end of a standard lock-on grip. These interface with the nicely machined aluminum lock-on clamps, but it's what goes in between the two that gives the Revolution grips their claimed powers: four rubber inserts are pushed into each clamp, with the tongs engaging with the inserts rather than the clamps themselves.

The rubber inserts allow the grip barrels to have near omnidirectional movement; they can move up or down, and even twist slightly. What they don't do, however, is move side-to-side, with the clamps preventing any unwanted lateral shifting. Once installed, the only parts of the Revolution system making contact with your handlebar are the aluminum clamps.

But that's not all; you can actually tune how active the grips are by installing or removing thin black shims that are included in the kit. These shims go on the end of the grip barrel, in between the barrel and the clamps (and the rubber inserts that are inside the clamps), and they determine how much engagement there is between the four tongs on the ends of each grip and the rubber inserts.

Less engagement (one thick washer at each end) means they can move more freely, whereas more engagement (no washers at each end) provides maximum engagement and a firmer feel.
Revolution Suspension Grips

The kit includes thin and thick washers, but no more than a single washer is to be employed at each end, making for five tuning settings in total: zero washers for the firmest feel; a single thin washer on one side for a medium/firm feel; thin washers on each side for a medium feel; a thick washer on one side and a thin on the other for a medium/soft feel; and thick washers on both sides for the softest feel.



Installation

Opening the box reveals a set of pre-assembled Revolution grips that have a thin washer installed on each side to provide a medium amount of forgiveness, but because I wanted to start off by using the softest, most forgiving setting before switching to the firmest, I took everything apart and started from scratch. Besides, it's fun to take things apart.


Revolution Suspension Grips
Revolution Suspension Grips
Thin washers allow riders to choose between firmer or softer settings.



The job isn't difficult, but there are a handful of small pieces involved. The rubber inserts are all of the same durometer (it's the shims that change the action, remember), so it's just a matter of squishing four of them into each collar, then sliding a shim over the grip's tongs (if you want to use any) before pushing the collars home.

The tongs do fit snug into the rubber inserts, so some wiggling is required to fully seat the collars, and you'll need to hold each collar onto the grip while sliding them onto the handlebar - they want to come off until you clamp down the set screws. The instructions say to snug down each screw to 10 in/lbs, although I doubt anyone is going to be using a torque wrench with a 2.5mm hex key. It took about ten minutes to put everything together and install the grips.
Revolution Suspension Grips
The collars look nice, and you'd never know what's going on under them unless someone showed you.




Performance

When I showed other riders the Suspension Grips, the consensus was that the last thing they wanted moving around was the connection between their hands and the bike. ''That's going to feel really vague and weird,'' I was told again and again. And that's kinda what I expected to feel, to be honest.

Go grab onto your grips right now, squeezing them as if you're holding on for dear life on the last run of the day down A-Line during the Sunday of Crankworx - there are holes that a small child would disappear into, and you feel like you've gone a few rounds with Conor McGregor after a long day in the bike park. But no matter how tightly you squeeze, those grips can still rotate back and forth in your hands slightly because the skin on your palms twists.

That direct connection between your mitts and your grips might be a lot less direct than you thought.
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It's for this reason that the Revolution Grips don't feel odd in the slightest. You don't feel them moving - it's a subtle thing - and you most certainly don't feel like you've lost any sort of direct connection between you and your bike. Everything feels very normal.

I installed the grips onto a hardtail with a 120mm-travel fork, a bike that I'm often aboard while riding well over my head to keep up with people on their 150mm-travel all-mountain sleds, which probably makes it the ideal test platform for these things. With less suspension to take the edge off, any advantage that the Revolution grips present should be obvious. I also started with the grips in their softest setting (thick washers on both sides of each grip) to exaggerate their movement right out of the gate and then re-installed a standard ODI Ruffian lock-on grip back on only one side of the handlebar to compare before running both Revolution grips in the firmer settings.


Revolution Suspension Grips
Inserts and suspension aside, the rubber and pattern used makes the Revolution grips comfortable to hold onto.


And what did all that experimenting tell me? That yes, there is actually something to these grips. It doesn't feel like you have an extra inch of suspension travel, or even half an inch, but the Revolution Suspension Grips do take some of the edge out of impacts, especially high-speed chatter like square-edged braking bumps or roots across a fast section singletrack. I'd describe the feeling as being similar to how going from a 2.1'' tire on a narrow rim to a high-volume 2.35'' tire on a wide rim can make the trail seem smoother, and your suspension fork feel like it's performing better than ever - but it's just your tire and rim combo. Well, the same thing goes for these grips, but unlike a wider tire and rim, there's basically no weight penalty involved.

They do make a difference, but I still have a hard time thinking of these grips as a suspension product, even if you can use the supplied washers to effectively tune their spring rate - they're more like isolators in my mind. The firmer settings are also less beneficial, and I don't see myself ever using them in anything but the softest setup.

Rubber inserts and isolating aside, the 31mm diameter and forgiving pattern is much friendlier on the paws than some other more aggressive looking grips out there, which could make them ideal for those riders who somehow get by without wearing gloves. The rubber has some stickiness to it as well, which doesn't hurt matters.


Revolution Suspension Grips
The outer edge of the Revolution grip is abrupt and quite noticeable under your palm compared to a Ruffian.


One thing that I'm not a fan of is the ramped outer edges that border the aluminum lock-on collars. ODI lock-on grips, as well as most other options out there, have a similar sort of design, but theirs is far less prominent feeling under the outer edges of my hands. I ended up moving my brake levers and shifter inboard by about 10mm to force myself to keep my hands from resting on the outer edges of the Revolution grips, but those riders who tend to not use the full width of their handlebar likely won't need to do this.



Pinkbike’s Take:
bigquotesThe $109.95 USD pricetag will be hard for many to swallow, but the added forgiveness of the Revolution Suspension Grips, however slight, will be appreciated by those who enjoy riding a short-travel bike quickly. I could also see downhillers who spend all day in the bike park benefiting from the design. - Mike Levy




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491 Comments

  • + 225
 Hi everyone. I will try and answer as many questions as I can here. We definitely expected some skepticism because of our unique design and initial cost. Our grip system isn’t anything like a normal grip in its design, performance, or ability to combat arm pump, numbing, and hand fatigue. It’s a completely new concept but something that genuinely improves your ride. It’s a better design and it’s made in the USA. With a 100% Money Back Guarantee, you can’t go wrong. For anyone who is skeptical, give them a shot, and if you don't feel like they were worth the cost, send them back for a refund. We offer this because we stand behind our grips and the many benefits they offer. Each and every part is replaceable and available on revgrips.com. If you regularly wear out grips, you are used to spending $30-$40 for a new set. For under $40 you can rebuild our grips as good as new. In a nutshell, our grips offer the rider many benefits over conventional grips and we stand behind them with a Money Back Guarantee. Check out our site www.revrips.com or @revgrips on Instagram or FB and you will see our race wins and reviews from many customers and even pro riders.
  • + 106
 Cool concept, especially in the era of 35mm clamps making most bars too stiff. Good luck with the business! Wink
  • + 26
 @WAKIdesigns: Thank You! Definitely appreciate the support!
  • - 400
flag Powderface (Jul 21, 2016 at 21:27) (Below Threshold)
 The average pinkbike user's IQ might be lower than the average but we're smart enough to smell fake comments when they appear. So why are you guys shooting yourselves in the foot with the bogus rave reviews?
  • + 60
 @Powderface: if they're willing to offer you your money back after you use them is it really that bogus? From the sound of it you could try them for yourself and if you think it's not worth it they'll gladly refund you.
  • - 325
flag Powderface (Jul 21, 2016 at 21:37) (Below Threshold)
 @bmoore34: 1) Zero interest in the product. 2) Why would I trust a company that's already trying to scam us the moment the introduce their product?
  • + 41
 @Powderface: whats the scam?
  • + 10
 @revrace Your site seems to be down, but for the number, can we lowly no-gloves scrubs be looking at different designs like those found on sensus or tld grips? Would switch over right now, but riding with gloves... it pains me...
  • - 367
flag Powderface (Jul 21, 2016 at 21:44) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah that's right Revrace. Down vote me with your paid army of "Real mountain bikers who totally ride but none of them had a Pinkbike account today but they all decided to create one because they think your product is just so gnarly and awesome." F*cking joke.
  • + 99
 @Powderface: No scam. We have demo days and a 100% Money Back Guarantee! People can try before they buy....how is there any risk or scam?
  • + 53
 @Powderface: bye the way, every time i see a below average comment, i jump on it because they are sometimes the most interresting as this one. Bet im not the only one...
  • + 49
 Wait a second… how long did I sleep? Is it April already ($110)?
  • + 3
 @siderealwall2: www.revgrips.com I think he misspelled it.
  • + 16
 Anyone else turned I by that video?
  • + 12
 Are these available in UK under same returns conditions?
  • + 5
 How thick is the 34mm compared to oury's/rogues? These look like a very interesting concept.
  • + 49
 @Powderface bikes have been a long time. Introducing a new product is fkn brutal- everything has been tried before. Can't fault Revolution for making the effort to get people to just TRY it.
  • + 3
 @smgishot13: they are the same diameter as your rogues. Thank you!
  • - 95
flag Axxe (Jul 21, 2016 at 22:48) (Below Threshold)
 @revrace: Not worth the money you paid for this article. Shilling in comments and down voting objective comments.
  • + 10
 @scottzg: Thanks for the open minded support of our new product!
  • + 24
 @Axxe: Just noticed you live in San Diego as well. Stop by the shop, and demo a set of grips for free, anytime. We are located in Santee, 10 minutes away from you.
  • - 54
flag Axxe (Jul 21, 2016 at 23:10) (Below Threshold)
 @MarcMila: San Carlos is rather far from San Diego.

This may be a decent product and I do not care what people pay for toys. I certainly do pay a lot. It is just such, um, unnatural reviews and ratings annoy me a lot.
  • + 13
 @Axxe: My bad, we also have a San Carlos here in San Diego. Well the offer still stands if you are ever in town.
  • + 10
 @Axxe: I can certainly understand your point of view on the matter, but I assure you they are all real people that have been riding our grips.
  • + 78
 @Axxe: Downvoting objective comments? The only downvoted comments are those claiming this is a scam, without even having tried the product. The company is here in the comment section (which always seems to signify a good company with good support; I also highly doubt pinkbike would condone and embrace scams on their site, whether they got paid or not..), offering risk free trials and demo rides, and yet it's a 'paid article' for the 'evil shyster Revgrips'. That.. is the total opposite of an objective comment. Drop the conspiracy theories ya nutters.

I'm all about giving these a shot. I get REALLY bad arm pump, possibly from a physiological issue, and not just bad technique. Props, @revrace, I look forward to giving these a go!

And no @powderface, Revolution Suspension has not paid me off.
  • + 37
 @therealtylerdurden: That's too bad man, revrace gave me a set of grips, 18$ cash, and 1/3rd of a handjob for my previous post up there.
  • + 3
 @therealtylerdurden: Thanks for the support!!!
  • - 18
flag Axxe (Jul 21, 2016 at 23:31) (Below Threshold)
 No thanks to @scottzg?

Lol at @Forbis and @RampageGinger accounts.
  • + 11
 Maybe Forbis and Rampagegrinder are shills, but it makes perfect sense for @Revrace to ask someone who's used the product to post their experience with em. f*ck the naysayers, I'm willing to give em a shot.

Although I'm a borderline Sensus fanboy, I can't deny the arm pump and hand, wrist, and elbow pain I get. I really like the idea behind these grips.
  • + 16
 @therealtylerdurden: search Dave Forbis, he took first place at Snow Summit Crafts and Cranks July 9th and won the series in his class. No shills here.
  • + 3
 @MarcMila: Cool, thanks! I didn't think there were. Smile
  • + 5
 @revrace: Im not trolling around but how reliable are your products: for accidents or bad design, what if the rubber inside fails due to a water/rain or too hot weather,or develop a play inside,how long do they last and do the job, is there a replacement rubber set,or I have to buy new grips every time for 100 $.
Sorry but I have a Answer grips + Avalanche Suspension damper and if its properly set i don't have any bad feedback, spikes or numbness or any discomfort in my hands i wish it to everyone !
  • + 2
 @DragRider: They have rebuild kits on their website.
  • + 2
 With this price, the grip better bounces my bike up when my bike falls.
  • + 12
 @Powderface: you just read pink bikes review. And although no one can be trusted 100 percent of the time. The guy reviewing the grips is a local where I live and can be seen out on the trails testing all this stuff. So for me I trust that they have at least been tested by some one I trust. I do think the price is high. But it has potential to be a very good product.
  • + 15
 Nice - clever concept and design that doesn't involve a new standard!
  • + 29
 @Powderface: Get a grip!
  • + 3
 @DragRider: yip avalanche cartridge n shock plus spank vibrocore bars(made a noticeable difference on wasboard bumps) just back from a week in morzine wondering what all the fuss is about braking bumps and arm pump..
  • + 51
 @Powderface: Seems like you have fallen into that 'lower than average IQ' bracket you tried to smugly demean . . . .

Also, I imagine it is people like me, who are on here every day who have been downvoting you. Why? Because you are a clown, basically.

We get it, you obviously are upset at them for their product (for some bafflingly unclear reason) and feel the need to act like a petulant little brat about it.
  • + 2
 @smgishot13: Same OD Rogue
  • + 15
 @therealtylerdurden: I can tell you for sure @Forbis f*cking shreds! I'm not sure who @rampageginger is but I have probably ridden with him as well and have an idea who he is. My name is Eli Westrup and I have been using these since January and have zero plans on taking them off of my bike. I have noticed a big difference in hand fatigue and feel better connected with my bike than ever before. I do run them with zero spacers for everyday riding and have been currently running them this way for the bike parks as well but I think I am going to try softening them up for bike park days in the near future. I have won some enduro races out at vail lake with these and in fact I put these on the night before a race for the first time because I liked the concept so much and how comfy they felt in my hands. I noticed immediately I had better control of my bike and felt I could let off the brakes in areas I would be using my brakes some, basically I felt faster everywhere with these due to the fact my hands were not getting beat up and this in their firmest setting.
Everyone should try these you will benefit greatly from them!
  • + 6
 @bmoore34: "They also offer a thirty-day money-back guarantee (so long as they're "like-new" and in the original packaging), so you can also send them back if you're not a fan."
  • + 2
 Nice product. Unfortunately the length of the grip and thickness makes it impossible to use by people with small hands Looks like a good idea.
  • + 16
 @Powderface: ass clowns are going to be ass clowns you sir are an ass clown! you need to take yourself out of this narrative before you blow a gasket and shit your pants, no one understands your need to be the center of attention, maybe you need a hug!
  • - 36
flag Axxe (Jul 22, 2016 at 5:44) (Below Threshold)
 Lol at all the shills. Pathetic.
  • + 6
 @Axxe: if you have a mirror in your house maybe take a look, cuz it may be you who is the corporate shill of the past decade of advertising hype!!! oh and vote trump!!!!
  • + 2
 @DragRider: we have been developing this product over the last two years. The design was optimized for durability as well as function. Our grips have held up great in the most extreme conditions.
  • + 3
 @Chewbiker: nice one haha. @MarkMilla Nice design, I might consider it for my upcoming slope style build since I do have to endure heavy blows repeatedly. I do get why the price is high though: the time invested in engineering, concept, testing, research & development etc. while other grip companies (except for other suspension grips) basically just choose a design to make and material to use. Should I except it to go down a little once the market catches on?
  • + 4
 @ktmrider173: thanks for the love Eli!
  • + 1
 @enrico650: the length is a fairly standard length and our small diameter grip is only 31mm, which is roughly the same as most of the smaller grips out there.
  • + 0
 I definitely figured this would be a total bomb but the review seems positive, and I may give it a try. It's hard to imagine transitioning from my current grips, but who knows. Nice work on doing something a bit unheard of! One thing though, your packaging kind of looks ripped straight from the 90s, it really doesn't lend credibility to your product! But maybe that's just my take.
  • + 4
 @revrace are you going to be at outerbike moab this fall?
  • + 3
 Is there still a plastic insert under the rubber grip or at least something slightly rigid? Maybe I'm wrong but it seems like a rubber tube that wasn't touching the bar would bend and touch the bar as soon as you gripped it or put a little weight on it which would defeat the purpose of the product. Interesting idea, when my grips are done I'll have to try some
  • + 3
 @Powderface: what's the deal with some of these loud a*sholes Canadians suddenly - you use to be so cool and laid back Canada, your starting to act like a know it all American
  • + 2
 @Droptix: great comment and great question! It's too early to forecast the future price, but we are an innovative company that is constantly looking to be more efficient in manufacturing here in the USA.
  • + 1
 @natemeyer: there is most definitely a rigid plastic tube under the soft rubber grip.
  • + 6
 @naisemaj: that's actually the first we've heard about our packaging, it's usually the exact opposite. Why you bashing the 90's, those were the best years of my life! LOL
  • + 1
 @Kitejumping: we're still finalizing our schedule, but it's definitely on our radar.
  • + 3
 @Grmasterd: that's funny!
  • + 6
 I appreciate the money back guarantee but having to return them in ‘like new’ condition is a bit unrealistic for a real world test, no?

Also, I do wonder a bit about having less surface area for contact on the bar, especially a carbon bar. With regular grips the load is dispersed for the length of the grip. Do you have any thoughts on that?

Congrats on a new idea!
  • + 0
 @jeremiahwas: for a regular lock on grip, the load is not dispersed throughout the length of the whole grip. And that is of smaller concern for a carbon bar than on aluminium bar since carbon is stiff as fk and fantastic at carrying loads. It doesn't like hits if not thick enough.
  • + 5
 @Grmasterd: he is from Alberta. It's where loud a$$holes Canadians live. Sorry
  • + 6
 @jeremiahwas: The reason we added the disclaimer is to prevent someone from ordering a set, damaging them and returning them, only to turn around and order a new set. The money back guarantee is because we stand behind our product. Normal wear and tear is completely understandable.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I'd like to hear more about the 35mm bar clamp theory...is there a discussion about it on PB? Not trying to be a dick, just wondering.
  • + 3
 @bat-fastard: I'm still here in Morzine n have got vibrocore bars n soft Oury grips, totem fork set quite soft as are tyre pressures, all makes a difference and makes riding more enjoyable.
  • + 3
 @andydd: Let's see... Alloy Vibrocore Bars with the suspension grips and Fat tires with the new massive float 40 negative spring... Coupled with 30% sagged coil rear shock Makes so you won't feel a bump!
  • + 2
 Don't like the idea of rotation at all, I'm bit anal on lever position. Wouldn't like the grips moving at all when half the time your on the brakes on the steep stuff in the alps. Its hard enough on braking fingers without modulating reach as the grips moving. Don't see this working that good at all..
  • + 13
 @bat-fastard: as someone explained above, most grips out there like Peaty's move a tiny bit anyways, due to the soft nature of rubber. So does your glove on the skin of your palm and the skin itself on your hand muscles and ligaments. It is one's own preference, but I personally hate thin hard grips. They wasted one weekend in a bikepark for me when a rental Glory had worn out Ruffians. I just threw away Bontrager grips from my DJ bike, which looked like Ruffians but were much harder and caused me nerve pain aside of horrific blisters. I got back to ESI Chunkies which feel on my hands like 5.10 shoes on flats. Perhaps 5.10 should make grips!

I may give these a go next year.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I know for my specialized grips with a lock ring only on once side the load is in direct contact with the bar. With grips that have a lock ring on both sides, the plastic sheath still comes in contact with the bar so I know there has to be at least weight from your hand somewhat evenly distributed as opposed to there only being contact at two points with this idea.
Yes carbon is super strong; all my stuff is. But I know how easy it is to crack it if a lot of weight is focused on a small area, hence my concern.
  • + 0
 @MarcMila: Ok that makes sense. Maybe a ‘hey give them a try just don’t return them damaged in any way’ would be more enticing. Thanks!
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: my odi rogues don't move, yes the cushioning moves very slightly but doesn't rotate so has little or no effect. Sorry just don't get this one. I have the ergon ge1 grips on my small bike and they have helped with numbness on long rides. In short be better to go get your suspension set up to soak up braking bumps..
  • + 3
 Now you need to make suspension bolts and screws
  • + 6
 @Powderface: @Powderface: if you dislike hard working people that work hard to be innovative, then why are you spending so much time and money on facial powder so that even your username is @powderface? What are you trying to conceal?
  • - 9
flag LaXcarp (Jul 22, 2016 at 12:07) (Below Threshold)
 Am I the only one who runs the bolts on the stem plate loose and allow my bars to rotate a bit? Accomplishes the same thing and its FREE!!!
  • + 2
 @SteveDekker: So basically I can look at them and if I don't like how they look I can send them back?! They'll never by "like-new" if I actually put a tiny bit of real ride time on them. Without this real ride time how am I possibly going to know if I like them or not?

I think they're a great idea but they also may be a good way to flush a C note.
  • + 1
 I will gladly accept the slightly worn out ones that someone returned - for a lowered price off course. One man's trash, that's another man's come up. This is fkng awesome!

@jeremiahwas - I haven't seen the grips you are describing, but for all the grips I tried it seems impossible. To the point where some of the grips I have owned like Meridas, Ruffians and Peaty's started moving inside the lock on collars after some time. In which other way can a plastic tube, that you can freely slide onto a bar, clamp on that bar evenly on their whole length, when clamps are only on the outside? Maybe Spec has something different going on, I don't know. Do they have a metal core with a cut through the whole length that could theoretically increase the pressure in the middle? Even if so there is very little chance that clamping force is spread out evenly. Furthermore I doubt that two small bolts (that I find on all the grips I have ever seen) can provide pinching force that could threaten a carbon bar, unless it's a kind that's been bought of Aliexpress for 30$ and has S-Works written on it. Or it says Tune on it ( they make an 800mm flat bar at 110g - hell-fkng-O)You'll round and destroy 3mm allen key sockets of the bolts before you reach any potentially damaging clamping force.

@batfastard - the only grips that have ever given me nerve pain were worn out Giants, then Bontragers and Ergons GE1 ( yeees I mounted them the right way...) Yes I agree the rubber of classic lock on grips will never move to the same level. And yes they may not be for you or perhaps even not for me either. Just ranting sht...
  • + 1
 @revrace put this to rest. send a free pair to @powderface and @axxe if the product sucks, let them call you out. if your product is rad, they have to come clean they liked them. boom, free PR advice.
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 Hey, neat concept. I have nerve damage in my arms and shoulders, so anything to keep my hands from going numb is worth looking into for me. I have a question about the design here, if you're still answering them.

I've managed to break off the outer collar off a couple different sets of grips during a crash or by clipping a tree. In those cases, it wasn't really a big deal as the inner collar was sufficient to keep everything well in place for the rest of the ride....in fact one remained that way for months as I didn't want to replace a set of perfectly good grips just yet.

What I am wondering is if your design could withstand that sort of event, or would the loss of the outer locking collar cause the system to fail? Could the grip slide off or be susceptible to excessive movement if the outer locking collar was missing? It doesn't appear from the photos that there is any sort of flange on the tabs for the collar to grab, but rather both collars are required to limit side to side movement, which makes me worry that this is the case.

Otherwise, this looks like an interesting design and I wish you the best. Maybe once my current grips wear out, I'll consider trying yours.

Thanks!
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 @therealtylerdurden: I'd love to try these too, will consider it. Currently rocking Wolf Tooth Fat Paw for comfort.
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 @Powderface: Please just stop. Friendly community here.
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 @bogey: Same as pretty much every other warranty. I think they are ridiculous, but people will buy anything.
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flag pukkasilvia (Jul 22, 2016 at 16:05) (Below Threshold)
 very suspect comments going on here, .. defo shill repping going on here. AVOID
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 @pukkasilvia: Lol... You're not very bright, are you?
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flag pukkasilvia (Jul 22, 2016 at 16:45) (Below Threshold)
 @therealtylerdurden: i guess you must have limp wrists .
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 Interesting, I would be open to trying them out. Additionally what I've been running or the foam grips from ESI and they work really good for shock absorption. I run the 34mm. Wolf Tooth Components recently got into making similar foam grips also that are in different diameters that are really comfortable. Those come in even bigger size, 36mm. Several friends use these and have not had any problem with them. Also you can get them for way less. Like $20 and weigh almost nothing. You may think that your hand floating around a little maybe an issue, but just that little bit of play has your hands feeling really good when you get to the bottom of the trail.
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 @MarcMila: It's quite common to cut out one of the locks to make the grip smaller wich is a common practice for small hands. (Me included )
On the case of this product, the grip needs both locks to have the float.
There are grips out there with less than 31mm diameter wich are suited better for size 8 and below.
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 @ktmrider173:
Boyesen makes almost the exact same thing for offroad motorcycles called Shokout. The are awesome and really popular with us old , busted riders with bad thumb tendons and carpal tunnel. Which is like everybody over 45.
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 @therealtylerdurden: I bet these grips'd help with blisters on long rides too. Not exactly a life debilitating condition, but it'd be a nice one to not have to deal with nonetheless!
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 @arna86: I don't get blisters. I have calluses that are harder than Aaron Gwins' suspension.
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 @pukkasilvia: so @DVOSuspension is a shill you say? Pretty sure they have a great reputation and make the most badass suspension in the game.
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 @arna86: they absolutely do.
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 seems cool but whats the point? I just loosen my grips a tad and i get way more degrees of rotation (360 degrees)
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 @Powderface: dude i down voted you and i still wouldnt buy these grips. Your just acting like a f*cking twat.
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 @danotattan: but you must admit that an army of paid commenters is a neat idea.
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 @WAKIdesigns: Hes just salty cause hes too poor to afford them.
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 I'm working on suspension underware which is way more importants to me than $110 grips.
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 @chasejj: I am very aware of those, but these are different and patented.
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 Next time my wife says to "get a grip" I'll oblige and order a set of these. Wink
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 Would love to see you guys at crankworx so I can demo a set. I went from skeptical to "sold" by the end of the article. I think I would notice it after a day of park laps with moto size breaking breaking bumps.
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 @chinaboy: With our money back guarantee, its like you are demoing them. We can extend to you a 60 day money back guarantee, because we know it takes about 2 weeks to ship to Canada. If this opportunity is something you would like to try, we can make it happen. Shoot us over an email to info@revgrips.com and we will get you all dialed in!
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 @scottzg: really? Lucky man, I only got a sixth of a handjob and a kiss on the cheek
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 @MarcMila: would love to try them out in Moab, please keep it on the radar
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 @Bnix: will do.
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 Uk importer please!!!
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 @ovadebarz: Only if you get Superstar Components to ship to the US! Razz
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 @ovadebarz: we are definitely looking into it.
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 @batfastard - I just came back from a ride on my Ruffians and call this "hands firm in place" theory a bullcrap. I require you to film yourself holding your grip as hard as you can and then rotate your wrist. If it doesn't ritate at least 20 degrees on skin/glove alone then I will eat my poop and film myself doing it. And it will be a whey protein/asparagus poop coloured with beetroot.
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 @WAKIdesigns: but I'm not rotating my wrists, they are in line with my arm to shoulder. a moving grip would put more stress on wrist.. Theres no need if you have proper dialled in suspension. I'm lapping bike park runs top to bottom not stopping all day, have been known to bang in 20 runs of pleney black mainline in a day, just about most potholed brake bumped trail about . Get your bike setup right is the answer.
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 @bat-fastard: erm, I bet that wrists and forearms of any human being out there rotate around the handlebar while they ride their bikes, whether they like it or not Wink
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 @bat-fastard: I've been known to do 30 runs down a line on my klunker. All about dat sus set up brah
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 Update; now it getting a smooth 161mm travel with my suspension grips. I'd like to appoligize in advance for ripping my trails a new one.
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 @WAKIdesigns: I tried lock ons for a whole season. Nope. Now I use three bands of safety wire to keep my chunkys in place.

I do want to try these though! @MarcMila do the grips provide any vertical compliance or strictly rotational?
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 @trialsracer: my chunky don't move a bit after I installed them on some bathroom cleaner crap. But they surely have a bit of give between contact surface with the bar and the outer surface. I love them because they give more than ruffians but the gloves grip better to them while they are dry. Unfortunately they suck when they get soaked through with water as they get a bit slimy. They also get shred apart when riding in mud.
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 @trialsracer: they move in all directions. You will only notice the movement when sitting on your bike purposefully trying to move your grips, other than that, when you are riding you will only notice their effect.
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 @revrace Hi there. I race XC on a 100mm travel hardtail, so these could be great to take the sting out of the hits on the course. However I'm a little bit concerned after seeing that video as it is apparent that the grips twist. I'm out of the saddle a lot and applying a lot of pressure to the bars and it seems like it would be really uncomfortable feeling your grips twist around while I'm trying to zip up climbs efficiently. Maybe I'm not understanding the twisting-function exactly? Hoping you guys could explain that to me. Thanks!
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 @bridgermurray: thanks for the question. Basically, when you are pedaling, climbing, descending or anything in between, your hands are moving on your grips and you just don't realize it. That's where the blisters and caluses come from. Our grips system only smoothes the transition from bars to hands. This has been a system that we have spent the last 2 years developing, and it is proven. The movement happening actually helps you keep better control of your bike. Give them a shot, we are betting with our 30 day money back gaurantee, that they will do what we say they do.
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 @MarcMila:
sooo want.... can i order direct from you???
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 @ovadebarz: yes, go to www.revgrips.com. You can find everything you need on there!
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 @MarcMila:

what size do i need for my renthal carbon bars... sorry.. and thanks. my bad.. they have the normal end size of all bars ( shows how much I know - like zero Wink
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 @trialsracer: Try installing them with windex, that got super sticky and they never move, ever!!
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 so I think your product is a brilliant idea especially for a rigid xc race bike but do the grips compress up and done and twist or just twist? cause if they just twist couldn't I just take out the inside screw on my lock ons and call those suspension grips
  • + 1
 @ovadebarz: our grips fit all standard size handlebars. We have a few riders running those bars, our grips are just the icing on the cake!
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 @bikeordie2772: thanks for the question! Our grips fully float inside the inserts located in the clamps. They do not just "throttle" as many think after watching the video. They move in all directions, fully isolating your hands from your handlebars. The shock absorbing qualities of our Grip System is unmatched. And the movement of the grips is rebounded with the rubber inserts we use, it does not just bottom out and stay there. If you twist the grip and let go, it will go back to original position.
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 Forgive me for not being so receptive, but couldn't a cut up piece of shot innertube underneath a lock on grip do the sams thing?
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 @RayK25: the tube wouldn't fit since lock ons usually have less than a millimetre of space left on the bars
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 @RayK25: no it could not. Our grip fully floats away from the handlebar, your idea would still have the grip making contact with the bar. The review does a pretty good job of explaining the idea behind it.
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 @ktmrider173: My name is Justin Andrews. Pseudonyms are always tricky. We have ridden a few times together W/ Alpine Rideshop. Take care and keep rippin'. I'll see you on the trail.
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 Shills are still here?
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flag Axxe (Sep 27, 2016 at 9:22) (Below Threshold)
 @pukkasilvia: yep. They created enough fake accounts. I would stay away for that reason alone.
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 Very cool idea!

Any chance to get them without all that ugly URL text on the end caps?
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 @arna86: I just went for my first ride with the RevGrips yesterday. I was very Impresses. Grip is comfortable and I got the 34mm large diameters. The setting I used is the Med-Soft using the 2mm and a 1mm washer. Couldn't have been better. My hands had none of the usual issues mid ride. I didn't feel the need to shift my grip constantly as I normally do.
I like these grips.
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 @chasejj: cheers for following up with that - I might have to give these a try once Christmas is out of the way!
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 Comments will be funny for this one... The crossing of dropper post with suspension post is next... oh wait that's Reverb that needs service
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 Great timing releasing this product after WTB released their Padloc grip. After seeing Pinkbike saw $150 handlebars with a $50 saw guide to install $30 grips, seeing $110 grips that move around seems totally legit.
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 I've got an extra inch of rear travel with mine
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 @ninjatarian: Hahahaha I love the mountain biking industry

Padloc: outlandish, expensive way to stop your grips rotating. These things: outlandish, expensive way to make your grips rotate.

I'm going to wrap some sports tape around the ends of my bars and hide in a cave until this is over.
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 @Jubbylinseed: The real question is; who's going to combine the two designs and sell it for at least $150?
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 @Extremmist: sooo, like expensive way to stop your expensive rotating grips from rotating? You might be onto something
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 Awesome! Shake Weights for my mountain bike. Now I can get my workout in while I ride. I'm pumped!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImGs2Xysxs

Smile
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 will there be an upgrade with a lockout lever ?
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 I'm ordering 2 pairs today. My hands and palms hurt and go numb after a couple hours riding. If they help just a little I'll be thankful.

To all the haters:
I'm assuming most of you are young and probably in school or working menial jobs for little to no pay. It's understandable that $110 sounds like a lot of money to you. It's also understandable that you may not need or want some of the new innovations that are coming out. Please remember the world doesn't only revolve around you. The market will decide whether this is a viable product or not. When you turn 46 like me you will become very thankful for all the innovations that let you continue to ride trails with all the 20somethings and still keep up. I would advise you to stop hating and start working toward a successful business or career so that when a product comes out for $110, the price is not as big of a deal. There's no reason to be angry at the cost of things just because you choose to work a job that doesn't pay much. Rolling out a new product is a very expensive process and these guys are taking a big risk. Ease up a little. You don't have to buy them if you don't want. Show some respect for people with balls big enough to roll out a new product and reply to the comments on pinkbike.
Be happy. Go ride some jumps.
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 thank you for being a voice of reason - I certainly couldn't afford the toys I have now in my early-mid 20's - good incentive to work hard and increase your value to your employer so that at some point you can afford to buy $100 + grips and not have to eat just ramen for weeks on end
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 Ditto
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 @hotrodmarlin VERY VERY WELL SAID. Thanks for the open minded support!!!
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 The best comment I've seen on PB all day...! Being 31 I can't complain physically yet, but if you want something bad enough either save for it or bust your a*$ don't just come on here and destroy something because YOU can't afford it.
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 ..
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 Thanks for a dentist point of view. (kidding kidding)
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 You know why men have mid-life crises? Because they can! It's not some kind of existential crisis for the most part, it's just that we can finally afford the things we wanted when we were 20. I was totally broke through college and grad school. I finally have the financial resources to spend some money on the cool stuff. It's guys like us that fund new developments. If the product is good economies of scale will bring the price down so it's more affordable for everyone
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 Haha. Thanks for all the positive comments!
@AlpineNate No, not a dentist. Those guys are really smart though- In the US they work like 4 days a week and make a couple hundred grand a year. Pretty good deal
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 you know what happens when you assume?
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 @hotrodmarlin: well said, in my experience the same people who complain about prices usually don't look how at how much they spend each week on booze, weed, cigarettes, etc.
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 I clicked for the comments and was pleasantly surprised that the top one was from Revolution. I dread the "old man hands" that some of my 40+ year old friends complain about.

I'd actually give these a try, and I don't have any issues with my hands going numb. Considering I've paid 1/3 the price for traditional lock-ons, it's not unreasonable.
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 @humanpowered: That doesn't work for the bike industry.
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 I don't mind the price tag but still think this is not a good idea. I hated ODI so much when they developed some play after few rides. And these guys trying to sell it as "feature".
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 @etbikezcom: this is like comparing a loose headset toba suspension fork! Lol
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 I'll wait until they add rebound damping at least
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 Are they metric?
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 Lol you had to.
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flag Braddlie (Jul 22, 2016 at 4:39) (Below Threshold)
 I think they are handle bar grips....
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 Contrary to a lot of comments here, I do find the concept interesting. After a dozen park laps in a day, my palms are raw. Would be interested to try these out. Any demo days at northstar?

Btw, the price is a bit cost prohibitive.
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 @microfiz we don't have any demo days lined up for northstar yet, but with 100% money back guarantee, its like your demoing them. Use them and send them back, no loss of anything.
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 @MarcMila:
Sounds good, who do you ship with to go up to Canada? So long as it's not UPS at any point on it's journey I may give it a try...
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 @MarcMila: I second a demo day at northstar
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 @SLTskier: as of now, we only have planned demo days at Snow Summit (we will be there tomorrow), but we will be expanding shortly. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @revgrips. We will keep updating our schedule often.
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 @MarcMila: I just wanted to say that your presence and attitude in this dangerous comments section is refreshing. I can't see me spending $110 US (like a year's salary in Canuckistan) on grips, but I wish you guys success!

Hopefully some economies of scale will get those down to $50 soon...
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 @j-t-g: we do ship to Canada, that's where Pinkbike is located as well. We shipped them USPS.
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 @bishopsmike: thanks a lot man, haters gonna hate!
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 I will buy a pair of these. And I will vote for Trump. What you lookin at?
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 then he will deport you.
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 At least you don't have to cut wedges out of your handlebar
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 Sometimes I feel like mountIn biking is the last pure refuge on earth where everyone is cool - basically a nice guys only kinda club. And then I wander into the comments section of a totally cool story a few hours late and BAM! every cockhead with a negative opinion to share has already keyboard-sharted their negativity all over the place.

@revrace - good on you man. Keep that shit up. The grips sound like a rad idea. I'd love a set on my dirt bike! (non throttle side obviously)
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 Dirt bikes are next, stay tuned. Btw I've been using these since January and love them, I can't wait for a pair on my 450! Quad riders with thumb throttles can and are taking advantage of these already.
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 Oh... My... God... Popcorn ready, this will be one for the books.
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 I´ve used ODI Subliminal Push-on grips for like a year now on my DH Bike. They are more hairy than your mother in law. At first try they feel strange and give you a lot of movement in your hands to an extent that it feels like slipping off the grip, but you definitely feel less chatter in your hands. The grip has not worn much until now (except for the thump removing some of the hair and making it´s own groove) and after some rides i didn´t feel unsafe anymore. Maybe i deathgrip them more or i just got used to it but i guess i would buy these again. I used Ruffians before, definitely never going back!
What i´m trying to say is, grips with good dampening are a nice upgrade in my mind. The pricetag for these is high, but some of us are buying forks for thousands without even thinking about it (most of them for the placebo effect also, even if they would never state that).

Bottom line: if they work as intended, why not give your hands a little support? Good luck with the business!
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 @Muckal Thanks for the support!
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 I'm using Subliminals on my fully rigid 29er (6 bikes total,I like to have all bases covered) and they've been perfect for my small hands. Great confort even without gloves.
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 I deal with tremendous numbness in my hands these days. Would love to try these, but man, I just don't have that much money to toss at grips. Deore brakes aren't much more. I do wish you the best though. I think it sounds great.
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 We have a demo program and demo days so you can at least try them out and see if they are worth the $$$$$ for the future.
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 Ya but these are entirety made in 'murica. Deore brakes are fore-un.
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 I suffer the same thing. I now use odyssey Aaron Ross grips and use a clamp off an old set of lock on grips on the out side to stop an slipping.. Best grips I've used and all for $12 and no numbness
  • - 1
 @revrace: Don't suppose any of those demo days are here in Western North Carolina? Pisgah
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 @revrace: How much is the just the grip part once you but the whole setup? If that part is only $30 I could see paying the $100 up front and paying the normal $30 for wear replacements.
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 @bizutch: think of our 30 day money back guarantee as a 30 day demo. If you don't feel they are worth keeping, just send them back.
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 @PHeller: they are actually $24.95 on revgrips.com Smile
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 @MarcMila: as mentioned above, will these be available in the uk through a supplier, or will I have to import them as shipping cost and taxes will make them too expensive I think
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 Thanks for another elaborate write up @mikelevy - Brilliant work!!
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 I'll wait for the version with four independent valves of damping tunability. For only $400!!
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 That's actually funny! Good comment!
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 Just wait until Cane Creek starts producing similar grips. Wait, no, maybe there is only going to be one dial and a climb switch, we will see...
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 @revrace thanks for putting in the effort to innovate!! I wish people would consider before shit talking that behind each small company there are real people who are putting everything into trying to make it work.
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 Lemme know when you get your pair, would be interested in seeing in person
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 @cdel thanks for the props! We have been developing these over the last 2 years and it has been an insane amount of work!
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 That plus a floating brake calipers plus a Fox Float fork will make your bike ride over water
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 @SickEdit: Beat me to it
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 Stopped reading at "$109.95"
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 me too)))
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 I think I'll go buy 10.995 pairs of Ourys.
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 My question is, is the money better spent on a carbon bar?
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 @PHeller: very valid question and a lot of our customers have installed them on carbon bars. We don't think it's an either or, but part of what makes our grips work so well is the slight rotation, which is not something handlebars do.
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 I don't really get it?
It sounds awful to me and personally hate it when my grips have any slop in them at all.
Tight no moving is what I like, so I really didn't know some like to have grips that move around on them!

But if it really helps with hand fatigue and arm pump then go for it!

rideOn!
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 Nope!!! These will never be seen on my bikes! I want a nice solid feel and know exactly where my hands are on the bar. I cannot stand it when one of my grips come loose, so this design would drive me mad. The price is crazy too!
  • + 0
 I run mine in the firmest setting and don't notice them moving while riding. I was just like you until I tried a pair.
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 Now you can actually twist the grip as you go by yelling "Braaaap". Hopefully you do more Summit days. I'd like to try these. My hands numb up a bit after a few laps at the park but unlike moto. I can't really hold on to the bike with my legs to take tension off my arms
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 @NormanPerez We will be at Snow Summit the first weekend of August I believe.
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 Thats only for there ebike version.
  • + 1
 Actually a bluetooth version that could be paired with speakers would be nice. You could choose different motor sounds in an app.
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 I love that some people think that this company has the money to pay people to write reviews. Most bike industry companies, even the bigger ones, are quite small in comparison to companies in other industries. They may send certain people a sample to try (many time they have to return it after testing it) but they are not paying people to write positive reviews. If the people that tested it didn't like it they would say so or not say anything. Just because you are not a fan of the concept or the price does not mean the product is no good and the company is scamming people. If you don't like it show it with your wallet and don't buy it. No one enters the bicycle market to get rich. They do it because they are passionate about the sport.
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 @jpv6578 well said!
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 On average, I tend to go through a pair of grips in about one season. So, if I do the math right, then it would cost me about $NoF*kingWay.00 in order to have a pair on my bike and a spare pair for emergencies. So that is unfortunately about $GTFO.99 cents over my current annual budget for grips.
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 I definitely see your point and that's why we offer each part separate from the kit. If you regularly wear out grips, you are used to spending $30-$40 for a new set. For under $40 you can rebuild our grips as good as new. The initial expense is higher but the benefits will definitely outweigh the cost. Also, we have found through extensive testing that our "Grip Tubes" last longer than conventional grips. The reason is that the grip moves with the rider and does not fight the subtle movements of your hand which causes premature wear.
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flag whitebullit (Jul 22, 2016 at 3:19) (Below Threshold)
 @revrace: you tell us we can rebuild the grips for around 40$ like thats supposed to be some kind of a deal?!?! no thanks, for just the cost to 'rebuild' your grips i can get 2 pairs of odi grip replacements that are always on sale theough jenson or crc, in case no one else has told you yet, you guys shot yourself in the foot with the 110$ price tag.
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 @whitebullit: it is a deal, no one is saying you need to buy these but you would benefit from it. I'm late to comment on here as I just saw this article as I ran out of bed this morning to use the restroom but made a quick u turn for my phone first.
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 @ktmrider173: No, it is not. Partly because @revrace is insinuating that you have to buy a full set of grips everytime, as if ODI doesn't sell replacement rubber for $16 MSRP www.jensonusa.com/Replacement-Grips?by=Category
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 @groghunter: he is stating that in order to make your suspension grips fresh again and like new, it is about $40 to do so.
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 @MarcMila: Yes, & insinuating that's equivalent to what it costs for regular lock ons. which is wildly innaccurate if you compare apples to apples, replacement grip to replacement grip, & even if you assume that a person is buying new clamps every time, it's still bullshit. lockon bonus packs are available all day for $20.
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 "An open minded bunch round here" . . Haha good one Mike! I counter with reaction to 27.5, boost, eagle, 27.5+, 35mm bars . . . .
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 EXACTLY.
  • + 6
 Yet again on Pinkbike a sarcastic comment fails to be understood. I thought it was quite sharp of Mijd to put that into his article , predicting the backlash to a left field product.
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 @revrace The price-point is a bit of a turnoff, I'm certain you expected this type of feedback. I appreciate you continuously bringing up the 30 Day warranty, stating If you don't like them send them back for a $ return.

"They also offer a thirty-day money-back guarantee (so long as they're "like-new" and in the original packaging),"

The reality is most of us will not be able to determine whether we like a new product on our first ride, especially if it's new technology which we may need to get acclimated to. For most of us (unless the product is instantaneously determined to be crap), this will take multiple rides. Point being, 30 days for me is around 15+ rides....... Even If I establish this product is "not for me", I can't see them being in "like new" condition after close to 30 days of riding. Just Saying!
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 @JC9won4 we understand that there will be normal wear and tear on these grips, we put the "like new" condition in our disclaimer because we don't want to be replacing crashed grips with brand new grips. We want you to use them, our bet is that you won't want to return them.
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 @MarcMila: Great Answer, Thanks!!!!!
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 Bahahahahahahahaha no f*cking way at that price
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 We've been running these grips for a while now, they're the real deal.
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 @DVOSuspension thanks for the love!
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 The whole comment section kinda saddens me. And for what its worth I have not used these grips. Nor am I paid for this shill. (Or believe what you want)

Yes they are pricey, Yes its a new technology that who knows if you want it. But its new and brings a new take on something, especially all day park rats, experience. (As marketed reducing arm pump)

I haven't seen this much hate towards boost? We just switched from 135x10 to 142x12 to boost? Really? Or the whole new metric size shocks? Does everyone not understand the big bike companies are exploiting all the new standards just to get us to buy stuff again? Where's the angst towards them?

Anyways, this is a local company and has great local support by a lot of riders. I know a majority of the riders who have commented here. Especially the new members, and most of them rip. I believe San Diego has a pretty good MTB community and its supporting its own.

Will I buy these? Probably not right now, maybe if the price goes down. But I don't need grips right now.
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 @Airfreak we will be here when you're ready!
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 If you get a lot of chatter through your grips and your running something like ruffians, try the rogues....they offer a lot more compliance and for big hands they are a lot better. i haven't looked back since changing from ruffians to rouges about 4 years ago. It would be interesting to see the feel difference between these and a set of rogues to see if there is much difference.
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 @riktherider our 34mm feels very similar to the Rogue but will have a more profound effect on your ride.
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 I like the Rogue too, been using them for years.
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 Actually really cool wouldn't mind giving these a go!
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 Like with anything new, seems a lot of people just don't bother reading the article fully and just shout 'it rotates I don't want that. Pointless blah blah blah'. Sad really that the industry you all want to progress and offer new things and improvements gets slated for doing the things you ask of it. All because you are too 'cool' to accept the changes.
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 I picked up a set of these about a month ago.

I had a friend who was friends with the owner and had said some good things about them. So if you consider this a biased post... whatever


Like everyone else, I was kinda skeptical about them as well due to the price. But seeing they were made in the US and had a money back guarantee, I said screw it as I wanted a solution to arm pump on my DH Bike

I originally tried them on my hardtail with a100mm fork. I noticed a little improvement but not a big one

When I slapped them on my M16 and headed to Snow Summit for a day of Lift Access riding they really came to life.

Normally after 1 or 2 runs my hands are starting to go numb or my forums pump up so bad I need a break. Running these really changed that, I was able to do 2 or 3 runs without any arm problems, I just took breaks cause I needed something to drink.

My day was extended and I was able to get quite a few more runs in that I normally had. Plus at the end I wasn't feeling like I as going to slip a grip and end up on my face

All in all I love these grips and they are worth the money to me.

I look at it like a dropper post.. years ago it wasn't needed and nobody wanted to spend the money... now everyone has one and the price is OK

Try a set out, there rad


Travis Brock ( A beginner to intermediate fat guy with bikes)
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 @Silver04rs thanks for the love!
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 Got as far as $109.95, and scrolled straight down to the comments. Wasn't disappointed...
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 Its really a great review.
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 I feel like bars should narrow out where the grips are intended to be placed allowing for thinner free-floated designs by multiple manufacturers. Free floated barrels are common on AR-15s. It's only a matter of time before everyone catches on to this proven technology. For a true free floated design the grip should not contact the end of the bars at all. (vibrations will be sent to the end of the bar but not the grip) Just an idea...
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 Very cool but is the price worth the benefit? 110 dollars for a grip is scaring me...
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 With a 30 day 100% money back guarantee, how can you go wrong?
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 @MarcMila: just liking them...
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 Wow, really great idea. I'm very interested for sure. Taking the edge off in this way seems like a great idea. The right grip on my KTM moves around a LOT! I don't seem to have a problem hanging on to it.
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 Damn some of you are just filled with 100% vitriol. The amount of negativity you guys spend towards being upset is rather substantial. If it doesn't float your boat ok then move on but to act the way you are is just sad. Holy hell.
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 I'm appalled. At all the negative posts on here. How do you know you don't like something unless you tried it? All you haters are obviously looking to pick a fight, for what. Attention? If you think these commenters are shills, call them. DVOSuspensions are shills? Call them. Powderface and axe should be banned fir. Commenting.
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 save over a hundred bucks and clap your hands when they hurt. Standing Room Only
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 *starts a slow clap
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 I think its a good idea for those people who don't ride much and complain about there arms/hands hurting after riding. I personally think that having play in my grips is sketchy especially when you're riding gnarly stuff. The price seems pretty expensive for grips, I go through 2 or 3 pair a season so I'll pass on this item.

Good luck with your product.
Will try them when they become less expensive.
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 I don't know about anyone else, but by biggest concern with these things is how much 'feel' they take away.
I can't count how many times per ride I start to lose traction on my front, but get it quickly stood up off the edge so I don't lose the front and crash, all because I can FEEL what's happening through the bars>grips.
I'd like to smooth out all the chatter and braking bumps, but not at the cost of losing feel for traction, and what's going on.
They're located in Santee apparently, so I might take a drive down there to talk to them and see how they feel on a set of bars.
If you still get enough feedback through the grips, then I'll give 'em a shot.
I'm old, and therefore I need all the 'help' I can get.
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 @YoKev we will be at Snow Summit tomorrow if you want to demo a set there. We will also be doing Demo rides on our local trails in the very near future. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @revgrips.
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 @MarcMila:
Thanks..
I sent you an email from your contact form on your site.
I just wanna come down there and feel a pair in person, and talk to you about 'em briefly.
I have a season pass at Summit, but have to work tomorrow.
I have DH runs right across the street from my house however, so that's where I'll want 'em to work best.
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 @YoKev: Sounds good. Ill respond to your email soon and we can work out the details. Thanks!
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 @MarcMila: will you guys be at summit on Sunday? Really would like to try these things out
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 @ibishreddin: no, but I believe we will be there the first weekend of August. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook and we will keep you updated.
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 This sounds like the kinda thing Waki would put in one of his comics.
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 I like innovation but sometimes it just feels like manufacturers are just a little too keen to sell you something you don't have. or convince you away from what you have to then go full circle on you a couple of years later. I have even seen comments on here were people state that they almost feel sorry for the poor manufacturers having to design things for us to buy as due to the high tooling costs, development and testing time etc.........if your one of these people then why do you think they do it. if your in business to sell mountain bikes what exactly do you expect. I guess we have ourselves to blame for all this. Most people (including me) get suckered into wanting the stuff the pros use but i think there's a bunch of people who buy different things just so they can brag about how long they have been behind the product and how life altering its been for there riding experience.

I am not a professional racer and the biggest improvements to my time round my track is not my kashima coated forks or renthal chain ring its how bothered i can be to push on harder....sorry but being in my late 30's i can pull a sizeable % improvement in my speed just by feeling a bit more in the mood for it.

I think the worse thing about these new products is that sometimes it feels like we've been mislead a few too many times and its all too easy to be negative to new things.

here are a few of my own personal gripes

-chain guides...get rid as we now have narrow wide and it never drops a chain.....few years later and now its a good idea to fit a chain guide as narrow wide is very good but not 100% perfect :-(

-get rid of 26" wheels (dont get me wrong i can see the obvious merits of 29's) bigger wheels are here and there just as good as your old wheels for even if they are not quite as stiff "some flex actually helps your riding" and there plenty strong enough and roll better.....fast forward a few years later and boost spacing arrives and one of the key reasons for its introduction was to make your new bigger wheels feel as stiff and the old crappy 26 wheels...so flex is bad now then?

-forks. stiffer is better. unless your the rockshox rs-1 then flex is fine as it offers trail compliance.....er ok but didnt we just have boost spacing?....just buy a sid fork surely and save a bunch of cash.

-bigger diameter handlebars there better than your old ones. dont forget the new stems. oh but now your hands are sore :-(

-push fit bottom brakets. noooo

-metric shocks.........arghhhh

blah blah blah

ive forgotten my point.
i guess its just that its very hard to bring new products out without facing some harsh criticism but unfortunately new must have changes, standards and items seem to appear daily all claiming improvements over what you have so its only natural people are gonna be skeptical. Especially as most of this "innovative" stuff is usually quite expensive.
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 I'm a carpel tunnel sufferer, yes I've had the surgery and it's helped but I'm always on the lookout for any help I can get. I would love to try these @revrace but the tyranny of distance is probably going to make these unfeasible. Are you going to do anything with an Australian distributor?

$109 USD is $146 AUD, I paid less for my carbon bars! The price is probably justified with the R&D etc. but jeeezzz it's a lot of money.....
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 I have been using these since January and I can guarantee you will benefit from them especially since you suffer from carpel tunnel.
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flag Spinloaded (Jul 22, 2016 at 7:53) (Below Threshold)
 Clashtechnology.com You won't be sad you did!
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 @ktmrider173: Now you do sound like a shill.
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 @SteveDekker: and you sound like a twat
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flag SteveDekker (Jul 22, 2016 at 19:36) (Below Threshold)
 @Spinloaded: I'll take it as a compliment since I'm sure its the biggest word you know; and since my comment was a response to ktmrider, not you.
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 There are too many damn kids on my lawn these days. I seem to have developed a pain in me gulliver because of it. Will your product, fine sir and/or madams, help to elevate my suffering?
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 Looking forward to riding a pair. I had never experienced buzzing or numb hands until a recent fast, chunky descent on a brand new superbike with carbon wheels, boost front, rear, etc. Was running Ergon Enduros which usually work fine for me. Bikes are just getting so good and stiff with no slop or give to deflect high frequency vibration, that to me the combination of good carbon bars and these grips might make a lot of sense. Like mentioned in the posts, the skin and soft parts of the hands are going to move anyway, but this setup should eliminate some of the high frequency stuff. Having to cut short rides, having arm pump, blisters or hands hurt is a bummer. I'm hopeful that these grips are a good solution and work for my riding style. Funny comments on this thread. I remember when people dissed carbon bars, tubeless, air shocks, dropper posts and everything else.
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 Im all for innovation, and at first I was laughing at the price of this grip, but then I actually read the article and it really started to make sense to me. I feel my riding could actually benefit from something like this, the price is but a small investment at first, then the replacement parts are around the price of most standard grips, seems like you cant go wrong if they work for you. I always have pain in my hands after a hard day of riding, calluses hurting from my hand twisting on the grip all day, I really never thought about the comment Mike made, with your hand and skin moving on the grip, but thats why calluses hurt. If the grip move instead of your hand, that would likely be a lot less pain. For someone like me who spends so much time on a bike, riding and racing, the investment of a grip system like this may be worthwhile. If you don't agree with the cost, don't buy it. Thank you for your forward thinking Revolution, I look forward to giving these a try, worse case scenario, I can have my money back, nothing to lose.
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 Thanks @JKSR. #truth
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 You've got a good idea. But what makes them $110? Its a grip with some collars and plastic bits and pieces. Sure, for the innovative idea, you get to price above your competition but this is 4 or 5 times the price of a regular grip. Is it 4 or 5 times more difficult to manufacture or something?

Things you can buy for less than $110 include an 11-speed XT derailleur, a SRAM Guide brake, a set of Crank Brothers Mallet DH pedals...

I'm not moaning about expensive things either, I'm not price sensitive in the slightest. I spend crazy amounts of money on my bikes. But someone could take this idea and sell it for half the price. I'd be interested but you've got the price point wrong.
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 @Boldfish what should less arm pump and longer more enjoyable rides with less hand fatigue cost? Our products are all made in the USA. Our machined clamps have quite a bit more time in them than other clamps. And you're also buying the gaurantee that they work and you'll be happy with your purchase. And no, someone can't just take the idea, that's what Patents are for.
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 What makes these grips functionally different than just getting some thick grips with a soft compound? Shouldnt that absorb vibration in the same way? For less than half the $$?
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 ODI Ruffians are really good, but that is a very interesting concept isolating the grips. Personally park bikes like plus size or regular BMX with no suspension would probably benefit the most, I know they can be harsh as heck on washboard surfaces.
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 Am I the only one who always rides with 1 finger on the brake? I'm not sure how that would feel with the grip twisting and the brake lever remaining in the same location. I imagine my pointer finger would be sliding back and forth on the brake lever.

If this integrated with some type of brake clamp, say pair with a SRAM match maker, I can see the potential. Otherwise, I'm a skeptic but maybe thats just me.

If the average rider just learned to loosen their hands on their grips and keep more of your weight on your feet, it might do more good than grips over $100.
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 Not for me. If my lock-ons get the slightest play in them it freaks me out.
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 As much as we all want to dismiss this idea the only real way is to try them.
As long as they stick to the returns policy i cant see a problem with people trying them.

I used to get horrible arm pump until I changed my fox 32's for some Pike's.
If these can do that for less why not try???

To be honest I could not justify $110 on grips, even if they made me a sandwich after every ride!
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 Really? do you have a girlfriend? I bet you spend way more than $110 on her and she has never considered making you a sandwich after you rode.

$110 for less fatigue and the possibility of a sandwich? I'm IN!!!
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 I'll probably just wait until suspension stems come back into fashion.
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 Where is the kashima ?
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 I have to say that im disappointed with the attitudes displayed here in the comments. I prefer to keep an open and progressive perspective with regards to mechanical technologies coming through for MTB and other sports etc, as a an engineer myself, i think its crucial for me. I like this idea alot. I used to suffer from hellish arm pump which stopped me enjoying long descents, and would be enough to cut short ride days etc, possibly put a less physically inclined person off MTB.

I think the idea holds water in theory and i dont think you will loose much "feel" of the bike, as you are never out of mechanical contact with the bars.

The cost is high but that is to be expected with medium complexity machining and numerous small parts. ar eth eplastic bits molded?

I dont have the Sterling equivalent of $110 to throw around at the moment but ill surely keep an eye on these!
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 @adamxrt thanks for understanding what it takes to manufacture something like this. Our grip tubes are the only plastic in the kit and yes, they are molded locally here in California. Our Shock Absorbing inserts are cut in house on our CNC water-jet machine.
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 I will wait for the air sprung version. They will not have the same ramp up but the weight savings and ability tune will not be matched. Hey wait are these metric sized?
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 Haha
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 Find a way to make it a one sided lock on with the same "dampening" properties after you've sold enough to bring your pricepoint down, then I think you'll be onto something more riders can get behind. Interesting concept and very innovative, probably not for me. (Renthal supertacky lock ons are my favorites right now)
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 A product for limp wristed mofos.... come on ffs if you really need this product you have serious issues and too much money. these wont make you faster, actually riding your bike some more and stopping blaming the bike for your slow times will
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 Now I need a seat post that moves a couple millimeters front back left right and I'm setup
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 @MarcMila: i cant argue with that, thats an honest company disclaimer that looks after its customer. Why are they so expensive though? is it mostly the R+D debt, or the manufacturing process divided by batch number investment. i cant see much technology here. if you were a larger company with more capital would they be half this price. ..Would it not be better to of reduced sale cost and taken the loss on r+d as your cost rather than the end consumers
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 @pukkasilvia: I appreciate the question. To start, all of our products are made here in the US. We could bring the cost way down if we went over seas, but it's important to us that everything stays here. We have no debt, our price is initially as high as it is because of everything that goes into each box. Our machined clamps have more time involved in making them. The Grip System also comes with tools, spare parts and an actual box. You're also buying the ability to return them if you don't like them.
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 @MarcMila: in the UK we get statutory returns on all our products without having to pay for it by law. Thanks for the response, glad to hear that you are using your own companies rather than going overseas. kudos for that
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 I think it's a good idea, but I really can't understand how the manufacturing could be so high, I could see a "non-tune able" option being created for a similar price as regular lock ons.

That price is quite a bitter pill, it took me a long time to ante up for lock ons since great slide on grips are so cheap.
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 This is bullshit....I came for the puns.
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 I paid a f**ing million for my fork and then some more for the upgrade and then some more for the set up spares and you are telling me that the this is not enough and I also need a pair of grips to absorb whatever is left on there? If someone doesn't want to suffer a little bit he is in the wrong sport.
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 I wonder how they compare to Fat Paw grips, those have the best vibration dampening of any I've tried.
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 Says nobody would know they're suspension grips. Comes with end plugs that says, "Suspension grips".

Interesting idea though.
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 Good comment, that's pretty funny.
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 You could get 2 pocket pussy for the same price, one for each hand.
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 I get the "floating grip" part which I can see the benefits it offers but the twisting would drive me crazy.
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 The twisting is noticeable while sitting still trying to twist your grips, as soon as you start riding though, you won't notice them moving.
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 Banging on is just hard on wrists. I swear by my TLD Shock Doctors. I needed a bar, tried a Vibracore and instantly felt zero buzz. After ten minutes I never noticed the bar again.
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 second the vibrocore bar... works wonders..
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 @Trabes I'm sure the Vibracore bars are awesome, using these with those bars would be like putting the cherry on top of your sundae.
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 what's the concept behind it? where could i get one? sounds like a must have when shreddin the rough stuff on a gnartail.
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 I would maybe pay $40 bucks tops to even try these out.
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 Try them for free at a Demo day.
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 @MarcMila: Will you hold Demo Days in Eastern Canada?
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 @cool3: Sorry, but probably not. But with our money back gaurantee, it's like you're demoing them for 30 days. We can extend it to 60 days because we know it takes about 2 weeks for shipping each way. Shoot over an email to info@revgrips if this option helps.
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 I love the innovation of it, way to think outside the box. I can see these being a nice add for a rigid setup. I'm going to have to give these a try
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 We agree Smile
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 The idea is great this type of grips exist in the motocross since a while now but I think you guys should developp and sell the system it self to allow the riders to mount it on any sort of grips they want!!!!

PS: might see shimano coming up with a suspension brake lever next year lol
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 This is shit.
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 They are grips.... Come on why not try tuning your fork? 110 for grip?! Balls..... Lick em.
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 LOL
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 You doubt they work? Or you don't want to believe they work for the price?
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 @MarcMila: oh man I wish I had suspension grips... Said no one ever
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 @splsce: oh man, I wish my hands didn't hurt...Said everyone who has put hours in on their bike, or ridden a day at the bike park.
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 @MarcMila: that's cute, obviously their death grip and a clapped out fork should be their first concern... Not unicorn turds and pixie dust-
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 @splsce: have you ever seen a Claudio course preview, he's as dialed as it gets. Its not all about having stellar suspension. Try or don't, they still work.
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 @MarcMila: ...fart noise...
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 ESI chunky. $20. Problem solved.
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 I'm as skeptical as anyone else about moving grips...but honestly none of deserve an opinion until we try these. To each his own..I doubt I'll ever try them, but maybe I'll be missing out! Only time and success of this company will tell. One thing is for sure...any of us who have spent several days at a bike park can attest to the hand pain that comes along with it.
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 Or get some current lock on grips you use, get a sharp Stanley knife and take 2mm off each plastic bit that the lock on clamps to. Have been doing this for yrs to get a little bit of rotation in my grips. It does work stopping hand/ arm pump and never had it fail
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 I buy my grips off of @wythall1, they cost like a 20th of this price, these are overpriced regardless of being made in the States ,Taiwan will do me nicely,
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 ESI chunkly grips are the most common loved grip of the cross country group. I see these as the enduro and DH grip as they don't mind the extra weight and suspension setups absorbing all the power. Cool idea. As a rigid SS guy I'll stick with the foam grips. Velvety cylindrical bar with a solid grip. Go ahead you can touch em.
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 I don't ride nearly hard enough for me to want these since a carbon bar does a good enough job for me but I already see two problems with these: an over-sided metal cap on the end of the grips and a traditional round profile of the grips. After riding Ergon GE1 grips, I've come to appreciate a good ergonomic design meant to put your hand and arms in an attack position while riding.
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 humanity is doomed for sure, this proves it
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 @revrace - How many G's of load does it take from an average sized rider to bring the inside of the grips back in contact with the bar under the stiffest and softest settings? Have you tested these on a shaker to see what the transmissivity looks like compared to a conventional grip when that contact is made under high load?
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 Great! A years of struggling versus grips slipping and finally get THIS!
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 Still try to figure out where one stores the water...
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 I love my grips when I hit those braking bumps! Yes I'm old but still like to shred
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 What the hell is handlebar chatter
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 doesn't a good carbon bar dampen a lot of vibration?
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 doesn't a good carbon bike with all carbon stuffs dampen loads of vibration too? Then again, it'll cost ridiculous, aint it?
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 They are known for their damping characteristics for sure. These grips on carbon bars are just that much better, they can only work together and your hands would thank you later.
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 @lepak1corner: yes, but not as much as you think. A lot of chatter still makes its way to your hands and none of us think about it, we all just kind of deal with it. Thats why we came up with these, you don't notice them moving while riding. The only thing you will notice is that at the end of your ride, your hands won't hurt.
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 @MarcMila: good to know. what's the overall length of the grip area? durometer of the rubber itself? cos some riders prefer riding gloveless.
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 @lepak1corner: The length of both Grip Assemblies are 130mm which is, for the most part, industry standard. I would have to double check our durometer on the grip tubes themselves, but a few of our riders ride gloveless as well and still love them.
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 spank vibrocore bars do a great job too for those who don't trust carbon yet..
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 @lepak1corner: I believe Brandon said the durometer is 15 but I could be wrong but plenty soft and tacky you should be fine riding gloveless.
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 @bat-fastard: But they cost as much as carbon and weigh twice as much.
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 @lepak1corner: ya but the grips cost almost as much as a carbon bar.. your talking the difference between thousands and hundreds.. nobody buys a carbon mtb frame for vibration...
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 @SteveDekker: depends on which bike you want the bars on.
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 @NeilsElbek: true. I just tried carbon bars and it's just me afraid for the bars breaking when crashed hard. i still have those grips a go and test the differences on a number of bar/grips combinations...might even test it out on a commuter bike.
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 I just got a set and I absolutely love them. Definitely not a bunch of marketing crap. They are totally worth the money.
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 Comparing the rubber bits that buffer two solid pieces (with newer helmet design)... these are MIPS-Grips, then?
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 @The-BIG-GT That is a very good point, similar concept for sure.
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 It's a quite brave concept bearing in mind the most people hate spinning grips.

Nevertheless thumbs up for thinking outside the box Wink
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 @EnduroriderPL I can see your point. No one wants their fixed grips to move because they don't spring back. Your forks and shock both have compression and rebound, so do our grips.
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 @MarcMila: Hope to test them one day with HT frame Wink
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 My lizard skin north shore grips do that.. They're knackered like.. I'll sell em at half the price?
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 Well at least I don't have to cut my handlebars.
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 Mtb basic handbook- soft hands?
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 There are various exercises that can be done to prevent arm pump and improve your fitness for riding. I do not suffer from arm pump
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 mine are the same now after bolts went missing,
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 As someone with bad wrists I'm interested but for over a hundo I would need to try before I buy, or at least the ability to send them back for refund within 30 days or something.
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 They offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
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 @MarcMila: So they do. Will have to keep them in mind maybe. Esi are rad tho!
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 Dont let China copy these.....
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 Really like the idea and would totally give these a spot but the price is just too damn high. They get down to maybe $80 or under and I'd be game but grips are just too much of a wear item for me to justify spending over $100.
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 @badbadleroybrown the initial cost is there, yes, but when you need new grip tubes, you can go to our site and purchase them for $24.95. Also, you have a 30 day money back gaurantee to fall back on.
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 @MarcMila: I can buy eight sets of ESI Racers Edge for the cost of one set of these. I highly doubt they offer the level of benefit that would be necessary to justify that level of additional expense.

I don't have a problem paying more to get more... I'll pay twice the cost of an average product for an exceptional version of that product... but paying 800% more is just unreasonable. You guys need to get your production costs in check before these are a realistic product.
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 Looks like a session
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 The placebo effect is a strong one
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 But there's no control group?
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 how about some rebound with that price
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 @HITNRUN The initial cost might be more than you're used to spending, but when you need new grips, you can go to the site and order new grip tubes and inserts all for under $40 and you essentially have a new set of grips.
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 @MarcMila: I'm all about innovation dude, I applaud you guys for bringing something unique and different to one of the biggest copycat industries. I design and manufacture my own components as well. I'm not at all hating on the product.
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 @HITNRUN: thanks man!
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 Looks like a somewhat similar design to the Boyesen Shokout Grip System for Moto that have been around for the past 10+ years.
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 @JayTucc they are a similar concept but our grips are completely suspended from your handlebar.
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 If they were awesome and I had wrist or hand numbness I'd buy em for $110. It's a contact point to the bike. With a 30 day return policy you can't really go wrong.
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 Very interesting indeed, i would defenitely give them a try !!
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 that is quite a price tag but if they can last 5 years I'm in because i only get 2months of riding before they are done
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 110 dollars for slippery grips?
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 actually I not very interested in those grip, however I can see lot's of benefits for older people or people with joints problems, or rigid bikes
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 oh wait the guy at aliexpress will do the same product for 98% off the price. they will do a fortune !
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 It's stated they don't spin on the bars, yet they called the product "Revolution". Hmm.
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 Or you could just learn to ride. Failing that I hear fat ebike are quite plush.
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 Lock on grips that move...Brilliant!...smh
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 Meh, ride motocross with a grip that twists a whole lot more than that and that is just fine. Be keen to give them a go.
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 Great analogy!
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 $15 Santa Cruz Palmdale or GTFO
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 Since yours is the last above-threshold comment on this crazytrain, i have to do my PB duty and argue that the Palmdale grips turn into slimy oily mush if you ride without gloves or leave your bike in the sun for any amount of time. Bad petroleum compound - I've had 2 sets. I like the looks, cost, colors, single-clamp design, but they are made of vaseline....you'll see.
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 @endlessblockades: haha i appreciate it, definitely some things to keep in mind. wonder if color has anything to do with the compound seepidge.
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 @snotrocket: I was rockin the bright orange ones
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 NEW??? I think they should talk to Boyesen in the MX world... www.boyesen.com/flexgrip-offroad New for 2011: The NEW FLEX-GRIP System incorporates a patent pending Dura-Flex grip tube with a simple lock-on clamp for the ultimate in shock absorbing technology. Here is another link to Boyesen's "Shokout" grips... www.boyesen.com/shokout-offroad
  • + 4
 Those grips were meant to rotate, they had no floating characteristics at all. These move in all directions, truly isolating your hands from your bars.
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 Just heard Girvin are releasing a 35mm Flexstem, so these guys are toast.
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 also suspension spokes and rims too making your contact point bigger over obstacles like roots .
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 * Mike not Mijd sorry Mike
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 So what does it cost to have a grip custom molded to my hand? I was thinking in the range of $75. But now maybe $200.....
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 Now... Will they help with carpal related numbness? Both bike and moto cause my right hand to go rather numb on longer rides recently. This could be a saviour....?
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 Clashtechnology.com Problems solved!
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 @Spinloaded: that looks like a really cool product, you should send it to Pinkbike for review, like we did.
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 @robwhynot we have riders who have had surgery on both wrists say that our grips help a lot. Carpal tunnel as well. With a money back gaurantee, it's worth a shot.
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 @Spinloaded: Problem NOT solved, that product is ONLY for direct mount stems. These grips are for use on any MTB, not just DH bikes with Triple crown forks.
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 T H R O T T L E
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 If you want a better option, check out ClashTechnology.com These baby's make my hands feel like they are riding on soft clouds full of fluffy kittens. At a price point of $12.99, you just can't beat it! They are being ridden by some of the world's elite. Check them out!
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 That product is ONLY for direct mount stems. These grips are for use on any MTB, not just DH bikes with Triple crown forks.
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 @moutnbiker: your very right sir. Maybe get a bigger bike?
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 I like the concept I like the idea
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 very suspect comments going on here, ...and wow, what a rip off daft product
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 @pukkasilvia rip off of what? And suspect comments? Why? Because they are not all fueled with hate, but actual experiences?
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 Neat.
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 coming up to my 30 days, I love these grips! Those braking bumps aren't so bad anymore
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 Payola overrun by shills. I fart in their general direction.
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 The boysen shock out grip. I had one of these on my moto over 10 years ago! #oldisnewagain!

www.boyesen.com/shokout-offroad
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 That grip was meant to do one thing, rotate. These grips move in all directions, they float. Not just rotate.
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 Boyesen stays in contact with your handlebar and rotates only. These grips suspended away from your handlebar. Boyesen does work well but different.
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 I used to run the boysen grip on my MX bikes when I raced. You really felt the benefit on fast hard edge hits and coming up short on big stuff. If these will help take the edge off like the boysen did, I'd happily pay the $100 to help with the sore wrist when not on the DH bike. I can really see them helping at places like Snow Summit where you get chattered to death going into a lot of the turns if not a full DH bike.
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 @Bobafett164: We have already run a demo day up there and will be there tomorrow as well. You can certainly try them out! They certainly help with soreness etc.
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 @revrace: Haha! Just looked at your site, you guys are out of SanTucky! What's up neighbor! Gotta give "east county" some love Wink I think my buddy Toby had a pair of your prototypes...? he showed me something like these a few months ago, cool to see you guys were able to pull the trigger with project. I'll stop by next week and try a pair out! Like I mentioned earlier, If they take the edge off Snow Summit when I'm on the enduro bike, they're a gift from the gods. I've been hammering on two wheels for 25 plus years and can use all the cushioning I can get Smile
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 @Bobafett164: they certainly do take the edge off, howdy east county neighbor although I'm in spring valley so not as east ????
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 @Bobafett164: those 4 question marks were supposed to be a smiley. Apparently emoji keyboard on my cell phone does not work.
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 @Bobafett164: they'll definitely do just that!
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 I'll just jerk off more so my forearms get stronger. This way I won't have to shell out $100.
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 They are even better when you apply Judy Butter.
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 Boysen had these 10 years ago for motocross/ enduro moto for the non throttle side

NOT a new idea!
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 That grip was meant to do one thing, rotate. These grips move in all directions, they float. Not just rotate.
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 These grips are suspended from contact with your handlebar in all directions.... completely suspended. Definitely different but it's a logical comparison.
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 God bless their hearts. Grips are the one place I want to fell ''gripped''
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 Who else made "vroom vroom" sounds while watching the vid?
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 They look like an MX throttle on my MTB and I want them! Big Grin
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 Can anyone compare these to ESI Extra Chunky grips? Curious if the chatter dissipation and comfort are on par or better.
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 @Jimfunn I've heard the Boyesens work really well for motorcycles, and our grip is completely different. As far as I know, Boyesen doesn't make them for mountain bikes. Our entire grip is suspended away from contact with your handlebar, nothing like a Boyesen.
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 If you guys are at crankworx I would love to try these and if they feel nice I will probaly buy a pair (only if they work REALLY WELL)
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 cool concept, but....
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 If you want a better option, check out ClashTechnology.com These baby's make my hands feel like they are riding on soft clouds full of fluffy kittens. At a price point of $12.99, you just can't beat it! They are being ridden by some of the world's elite. Check them out! www.clashtechnology.com/#!product-page/iky07/76a8fc77-c618-c763-2c6c-590fd9037534
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 I wonder how it would feel with that and these grips.
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 How do I get paid to post my positive testimonial too?
  • + 0
 No one is getting paid. Is it that hard to believe our works as advertised? We also back it up with a money back guarantee, how would paying people for reviews help us in the slightest? We aren't trying to get these out there, just so they can be returned.
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 @MarcMila: I think he was being sarcastic.
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 looks like a worn out oury in the video
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 I could see buying these for your Girlfriend or Friend that wants to ride the park for a day or two but doesn't have the hand strength to last a full day.
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 LMAO!!!!!!!! I just bought a pair from china for $5 shipped. HARD pass to this...who's gonna spend this much on a set of grips lol
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 Why did this not come out until like a month ago?! Frown

Just heading out to alps for 3 weeks, I'd have invested the hell out of these!
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 @georgy291 hit us up when you get back!
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 F*UCK NO!
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 LOL
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 @MarcMila: If one wants grips that relieve hand fatigue and what not, guess what, there are plenty of options available, thicker grips, "ergonomic" grips, different textures, different materials, its all there at a fraction of the cost of what you are peddling. So again, F*UCK NO!
But I guess the market will prove if there is a need for this shit.
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 $110 for grips? Really? That solve a nonexistent problem?

Better get carbon bars and ESI Chunky.
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 Plenty of people deal with arm pump and hand fatigue ...this addresses that problem head on. Luckily you don't have that issue.
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flag Axxe (Jul 21, 2016 at 22:46) (Below Threshold)
 @revrace: You army of shills maybe suffering. Not the rest of us. Look at below threshold comments - your shills had been outed. And down voting absolutely factual, relevant comments - pathetic.
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 @Axxe: again, we have no shills and our cards are on the table for all to see. If you want to try the grips, great! If you don't like them, send them back.
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 @MarcMila: Two accounts created yesterday to post glowing reviews for a pair of grips today. Yeah, sure. I sn*gger in their general direction.
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 @Axxe: these are all real riders. We simply asked a few of our riders to come on here and share their open review of their experience. Since you need an account to comment, they opted to start one.
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 Yeah. Of course.

User Forbis? Just was asked?

You paid for a "review". Is not it enough?
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flag Axxe (Jul 21, 2016 at 23:29) (Below Threshold)
 @MarcMila: And RampageGinger. With exact same post.
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 @Axxe: Im not sure what else to say here man. We paid nothing for the review of our new product being brought to the same industry we all love and can't wait for new products to arrive in. We also wanted our riders testimonials on here for any people who were skeptical still. But after Mike Levy giving a rather awesome review of the product, and our riders taking the time to write their opinions on the matter you are still claiming shenanigans. With a money back guarantee, there is nothing else to say except give them a shot.
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 @MarcMila: you lie and you know it. This is a payola article with a bunch of shills and fake accounts crowding the comments. By now it is obvious.
Have a nice day.
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 @Axxe: Everywhere. I mean, this is _not_ the kind of thing pinkbike readers get behind...and yet anything even remotely critical is downvoted into oblivion, and tonnes of obvious raving shill posts.

This is about the absolute worst pile of steaming shit I've ever run across on pinkbike. It's a freaking disgrace. But it's kind of entertaining in a way.
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 @MarcMila: You know, if we were to go by the hype in this comments section, this would have to be the absolute most incredible innovation to hit biking in decades.

They're f*cking grips. And you want $110 for them.

And this is all bullshit of the highest order. You might think you're doing your product and company a favor by gaming pinkbike in this way...all I can say is good luck with that.
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 @Axxe: sooo much butt hurt. You would think they took made fun of your momma or took your lunch money.
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 @jpv6578: lick me.
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 @Axxe: uh...are you female? I might consider. What's your digits?
  • + 0
 These grips seem like an answer to a question no one asked.
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 What question? Why are my bars are $150 and no grips to match the price?
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 You already paid $1k for a fork, what's another $100? A proper suspension setup will solve all your issues. I bet most of you are riding your forks way too stiff.
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 This actually looks like a good concept!
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