Video: Burgtec Announces Bartender Pro Greg Minnaar Signature Edition Grip

Mar 28, 2019
by Burgtec Limited  
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bigquotes“Make a Grip with the fussiest rider on the Planet, you must be mad!”


Greg’s reputation for knowing exactly what he wants definitely precedes him.

When Greg approached us with the idea of making a grip together, we did think that making a grip from the ground up with probably the fussiest rider on the planet was absolute madness! At the same time, we knew that if Greg was going to put his name to something it would have to be perfect. We were up for the challenge!

Bartender Pro Details
• The Bartender Pro is available in 8 Colours.
• 31.5mm grip diameter.
• 25A rubber compound.
• Single Lock On with tapered core.
• RRP is £19.99 and is available through all good bike shops now.
What Greg wanted was simple. An uncomplicated grip with certain key features that allowed him to focus on the ultimate end goal of going fast. The features were not so simple. Supple, tacky, comfy, soft, vibration damping and long-lasting.

The first thing to establish was the main diameter across the grip, after testing lots of different thicknesses we settled on 31.5mm. From this, we came up with a very basic prototype. This proved the diameter was correct and we were confident we could use the rubber compound to achieve the long-lasting element.

Now with all of this done, we had to work on a pattern to give the soft feel but yet enough rubber to give the best vibration damping possible. Greg was straight onto this and knew exactly what he wanted.

It was like he had gone over this part thousands of times in his head already. We produced a 3D printed mould and promptly made another prototype. This was an instant hit with Greg – changes from this were minimal. He knows better than anyone that Pro riders can get really focused on what only they want. Greg urged us to get some feedback from other racers and riders. Both sets of feedback were identical so we knew we were heading in the right direction and promptly made another sample. This prototype ticked all the boxes and from this point we made no further changes to the actual production grip.

MENTIONS: @burgtec


  • 21 0
 Pretty much a lizard skins charger? Used to have that grip. Loved it.
  • 6 0
 Spot on. It damn near looks like they bought the molds directly from Lizard Skins.
  • 2 1
 @Trudeez: Not really. It's .25mm wider haha.
  • 3 2
 Most grips are probably straight from the same manufacturer with a minor change here and there and the brands logo on them. Fanbois will buy the shit out of them still - I might get some too, love the lizard skins myself and these have funky colours.
  • 4 0
 The Syndicate used to use Lizard Skins (maybe they still do?), I guess Greg missed those, ha. +1 for the Chargers though
  • 2 0
 Same, only I hated them hahaha, no fault of the grip though, just not my style
  • 3 0
 @dglass : that was 28.999999 mm thick tho
  • 1 0
 Some things just never go out of style mate
  • 2 0
 @MrDiamondDave: a 28.9 revival...nice! lol
  • 1 0
 Weren’t they dual clamp where these are single clamp?
  • 1 0
 @englishman: yes
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: Nope, Lizard Skins are made by ODI in the USA with much better rubber. I bet these are made by china at Velo, who makes 95% of every one elses grips.
  • 18 0
 Can Minaar cook em up medium rare just like Strait?
  • 6 0
 But does it bounce when you throw it at the floor?
  • 4 0
 goddamnit I just bought ODI Rogues whyyyyyyy
  • 5 1
 Cuz they're good??
  • 1 2
 My Rogues are just about worn tho...I think I'ma order some of these Smile
  • 1 0
 I need thick ones is all I can say. I have ODI Ruffians, which I've used for years, but now my hands are too big. Just grasp a large cylinder, versus a small cylinder, and you'll see why large diameter grips are nicer.
  • 1 0
 Just give us an edit as a promo Greg. We’ve seen gamble and we want more or better yet a whole movie like Brendon did to shift some grips.
  • 2 0
 Definitely grabbing a set of these soon - they look killer!
  • 2 1
 kyle strait signature grip launch video > Minnnaar signature grip launch video
  • 1 0
 Lizard skins for the “i got nothing in the way of creativity, let’s opt these” win.
  • 2 0
 what grip was Greg using on his last wchamps win?
  • 3 2
 “Supple, tacky, comfy, soft, vibration damping and long-lasting.”

Isn’t that what all grips are going for?
  • 2 4
 Well you can bet I’m buying them. I’m a rich a$$ dentist and I buy err’thing and love it all until I hate it...then I just buy other stuff. Placing my order now. Add to cart with my new ShRAM stoppers and fresh Taipei wireless exports. Any advice on what color to get for my new YT eBike? Do they have a nice loden or cornflower?
  • 2 1
 Truly gripping news.....
  • 1 2
 "available through all good bike shops now." ...and the pre-qualification process is??

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