Video: PNW Components Release Their First Ever Grips

Sep 23, 2019
by PNW Components  

Press Release: PNW Components

We can’t promise to keep your hands warm as the seasons change, but we can keep your paws feeling fresh with our all-new Loam Grip. We packed this grip full of features, like an ultra tacky compound and ergonomic pattern to support your palms and help relieve any fatigue caused by trail chatter.

Introducing the PNW Components Loam Grip We packed this grip full of features like an ultra tacky compound and ergonomic pattern to support your palms and help relieve any fatigue caused by trail chatter. Check out the Loam Grip on our website at http bit.ly PNW-Loam-Grips

The Loam Grip features two contrasting patterns and these dueling motifs play an important ergonomic role. Thin strips run horizontally across the grip’s surface for enhanced traction and supple feel, while the thicker mountain pattern helps support the pad of your hand. Beefing up this outer zone with a heartier design helps combat compound deterioration, ensures the grip is absorbing more vibration and provides needed structure to support the additional bodyweight pressing down on this crucial contact point.

Introducing the PNW Components Loam Grip We packed this grip full of features like an ultra tacky compound and ergonomic pattern to support your palms and help relieve any fatigue caused by trail chatter. Check out the Loam Grip on our website at http bit.ly PNW-Loam-Grips

The pattern isn’t the only thing designed to keep your hands happy. The Loam Grip was purpose-built for the demands of Enduro/Trail riding, and developing the right compound for this was extremely important. We needed to identify a blend that was soft enough to absorb vibration, yet firm enough to keep its shape under pressure. After testing many different blends, we picked one that we call the “happy camper” composite because it strikes a balance between an ultra-soft material that wears too quickly and a harder compound that provides no tactile benefits.

Introducing the PNW Components Loam Grip We packed this grip full of features like an ultra tacky compound and ergonomic pattern to support your palms and help relieve any fatigue caused by trail chatter. Check out the Loam Grip on our website at http bit.ly PNW-Loam-Grips

For more information on the PNW Components Loam Grips, check them out here on our website: PNW Components Loam Grip


76 Comments

  • 31 0
 DUELING MOTIFS PLAYING AN ERGONOMIC ROLE? SIGN ME UP BABY!
  • 10 15
flag landscapeben (Sep 23, 2019 at 12:17) (Below Threshold)
 Yep they look nice, and a good selection of colours too, but my money will always go on a pair of Ergon, no question.
  • 12 0
 I just want something with the girth of ODI Rouges but in a tackier rubber and no outer clamp. Suggestions?
  • 13 1
 Deathgrips? They come in a larger diameter
  • 6 0
 That is exactly my choice also. Bontrager makes a grip like that. Bontrager SE Elite is what it is called.
  • 10 1
 Sensus Meatypaws. You're welcome.
  • 6 1
 The thicker Deathgrips might suit you. Also, #girth
  • 3 0
 I have ODI Rogues in one bike and thick Death Grips on the other - they feel similar, but the Death Grips are better with only one clamp.
  • 6 1
 Chromag Squarewave XL. Well, if you can endure the outer clamp.
  • 4 0
 Another recommendation for Deathgrips - best I've tried so far.
  • 5 0
 @deityusa Knuckledusters have a thicker diameter and no outer clamp. Love mine!
  • 2 0
 Ergon GA2 Fat Grips. I used to run the Rouges as well but now run the GA2 Fat grips on all of my mtb's. They've made a significant difference for me with hand fatigue. I do replace the Ergon end cap with some Odyssey plastic BMX plugs though. I found the Ergon caps to come out and get lost too easily if you go down.
  • 1 0
 @mtbandskiforlife: if only they made one 36mm like my wolftooth fatpaws!
  • 3 0
 THICK Deathgrips are the best grips I've tried. Get the ones with the flange.
  • 3 0
 Deity knuckledusters are also worth a search fairly thick good grip and seem to be waring well.
www.deitycomponents.com/grips.html
  • 2 0
 Rouge's since '03 here. Have had them on every bike. Tried the minimalist ones and my hands ached at the end if the day. Although they were in the perfect shape to hold a drink.

Haven't found a grip yet to replace it. What's the deal with not wanting an outer lock ring? I've never even noticed it on any of my grips?
  • 1 1
 Just mounted up a set of ODI Dreadlocks and they're without a doubt the best grip I have tried. They're tacky like fresh rubber, supple like silicone, have a thicker diameter than most and have some ergonomic cutouts for comfort, and they're single clamp.
  • 1 0
 @EzE01: Thanks for that recommendation, I'll have to look into those!
  • 1 0
 Maybe try the Oury grips, they are really tacky. If you use the regular version (not the lock-on) the rubber is even softer because it doesn't have the plastic inner sleeve. The Oury V2 is a single-clamp version.

As an aside, although it's not as comfortable, I like having two clamps. The outer clamp and hard cap protect the grips and bar ends when my bike refuses to stay vertical. The one thing I miss is being able to lean my bike against a wall without it slipping.
  • 1 0
 @mtbandskiforlife: seconded, meaty grips for sure. Possibly too meaty for my meaty paws
  • 1 0
 @jpcars10s - try a pair of Oury - soft fat grippy - you can get them with or without clamps. Very cushy.
  • 1 0
 Lizard Skins Evo Chargers
  • 5 0
 30mm IS NOT THICK!!! why cant these major companies make a lock-on grip thats 36mm?? 30mm cuts into my palms, as does 32mm locking grips. only comfortable thing out there is silicone 34 and 36mm which dont lock and dont last..
  • 1 0
 I ran 34mm Easton grips a few years back. Felt great. Pretty sure they have them with the Raceface branding now.
  • 2 0
 @TylerG96 Yes! The Squarewave is still only 33mm and what was once considered a fat grip, the Oury is just 32mm. It appears the Sensus Meaty Paw is the current winner at 38mm.
  • 1 0
 @gdharries: 38mm is massive!! wowzers
  • 1 0
 @gdharries: That's really useful to know. I've been on Rogues and Ourys for ages and wondered if there was anything thicker out there.
  • 3 0
 Deathgrips have been the only lock on I've had success with, I'd always used push on renthal in the past and the death grip seem to absorb more tail chatter than other lock ons I've tried. The compound isn't that long lasting though but at least they're cheap enough
  • 4 0
 Gripping article Smile these look good. Have to say Deathgrips will be hard to beat though for a well thought out grip.
  • 4 1
 If you’re going to use The Happy Camper in your branding, you better offer Rasta colors.
  • 2 0
 Really excited for these, and actually I've been checking out PNW for a bit for a few of their products. Maybe it's time to go shopping.
  • 2 0
 I like the look but prefer something a little thicker, seems like a missed opportunity just offering one size.
  • 1 1
 What compound are those grips based on? I wonder if its TPU based, which I am almost sure it is, is it actually a good idea to have those rubbers in skin contact for longer time.
  • 1 0
 Do you mean in terms of the chemicals in the rubber being absorbed through the skin, or in terms of the rubber degrading over time from skin oils (some grips get sticky and gooey as they degrade)?
  • 1 0
 @thekaiser: actually both, and mainly absorbtion of migrating substances by the skin.
  • 1 0
 They look really cool. But the last ‘cool’ looking grips I ran, Supercaz Grizips, sucked monkey balls.
  • 1 0
 [literally any MTB related product]

Marketing: "Let's do a video of a guy absolutely SHREDDING!".

Us: "TAKE MY MONEY!!!"
  • 3 2
 Do they come in different diameters, or just little hand size?
  • 2 1
 30mm only, so far. thats like a razor blade in the palms of my XL hands! ouch
  • 2 0
 That's what she says
  • 2 2
 Cool, another pair of lock on grips. Where's the innovation instead of more marketing buzzwords?
  • 1 0
 Edwin delarosa grips = Best comfort ever!!!!
  • 1 0
 90 bucks? Can't be true.
  • 1 0
 Looks nice
  • 1 0
 That’s a sexy ass grip
  • 6 8
 Rev grips for the win!!!!
  • 16 2
 $90 for some grips? Miss me with that shit.
  • 1 0
 are they worth it though? my 36mm silicone grips do me just fine for hand fatigue, just not very durable over a lot of riding
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