Pinkbike Poll: What Style of Grip Do You Prefer?

Jul 8, 2014 at 12:31
by Mike Kazimer  
Remember the days before lock-on grips? It's a distant memory now, but there was a time when a can of hairspray and a spool of bailing wire were necessary to keep your grips securely in place. Without the proper precautions the damn things would spin like a rolling pin whenever the slightest bit of moisture made its way between the bar and the grip. Of course, non-lock-on grips still exist today, and some riders continue to swear by them, but their popularity has certainly dwindled now that it only takes turning one or two hex bolts to permanently end any slipping or sliding.

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While it can be difficult to debate the merits of a non-lock-on grip vs. lock-ons, the actual style of grip is another matter all together. It's like arguing about creamy vs. chunky peanut butter, or the proper way to install a roll of toilet paper. There's no right answer, but there are plenty of strong opinions about the issue. For grips, the big questions is whether you prefer them thick or thin. Hand size is part of the equation, but it really just comes down to what you're most comfortable with. Some riders prefer to feel exactly what their bike is doing, and pick the thinnest grips possible, while others would rather have a bit more comfort, and choose to go with thicker, more cushioned options. Along with pedals and seats, grips are part of the 'points of contact' trifecta, the three spots where your body is actually touching the bike, and where small details can make a big difference. There's nothing worse than finding out that a set of supposedly 'ergonomically correct' grips actually cause soreness and fatigue, or that a grip's surface becomes as slippery as a metal slide coated in baby oil whenever it rains. That's why so many riders develop such a strong loyalty to one grip style or another – once you find a pair that works, it's hard to let go.



Pinkbike Poll Contest

As a bonus for entering this week's poll, ODI has offered up a prize pack that will be awarded at random to a lucky winner. The pack includes ODI Flight Control II bars (750mm, extendable to 788mm), ODI All Mtn or Direct Mount Stem (50mm, 70mm or 90mm) and your choice of ODI Lock-On grips.

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398 Comments

  • + 189
 I have big hands, so the thicker the better! Soft is ok, as long as they last the distance. Otherwise hard is infinitely better. Oh wait, you wanted comments on grips... my bad.
  • + 15
 ^Im with you bro. I have quite large hands so thicker is the way for me. Also, softer is better for me as I feel they provide stickier grip(IMO).
  • + 10
 Thicker better. I wish ODI would make a grip thicker than the Rogue. I don't believe thin grips give you more feel for the bike, that is like saying 6 foot thick tarmac gives you more grip than 4 inch tarmac Don't make no diff! I feel the bike just fine with thick ones.
  • + 2
 /thread
  • + 68
 i prefer left hand back hand after ive sat on it for a while, makes it feel like somebody else is riding my bike
  • + 12
 the best grip I've ever had was from large sexy African lady, not too hard or too soft just right.
  • + 4
 Thick and soft are great. Lock on is a must, but with big hands (and now wide bars) one area that I feel could / should be addressed is the width of the actual grips. So far I have only found that Superstar Components do anything over 135mm, at 150mm, to allow a bit more movement of hands on the bars. Because of this they are my favorites, as cover the two bases you are looking at, with the addition of a 3rd. ODI TLD grips are a close 2nd though
  • + 9
 I like lock-on but prefer lock-ons that only lock on the inner part. Your typical lock on locks on the outer side too, costing you about half a cm of bar width on each side which feels like a waste and it's kind of annoying to me.

I really like Ergons new grip. The GE1 but I do wish it were a bit thicker. It just doesn't have quite enough diameter to fit my hands as nicely as they could but everything else is great and no grip seems to be quite as big as it should or could be.

Why can't companies offer thicker sizes? I don't need a squishy grip so much as I need one that gives me a good sizable squeeze. I think a grip with more diameter would relieve my hand of fatigue a very good bit more.

Like...come on. I only hold onto my bike for dear life by the grips and my feet are just resting on the pedals. You'd think there would be more engineering and selection for grips but I think it's an under appreciated component of the bike. I hope it gets more attention. Grip is a huge factor in control and fatigue. It's why bars are getting wider and more advanced but I think grips would be the other half of it.

Please hear our cry for bigger grips! I'm talking to all the biggies...Oury, ODI, Ergon, Lizard Skins...there's a demand for it! I would pay 40-50 dollars for a grip if it was perfect for me.

Please, up-vote this post if you want the companies to hear this. I would love me some bigger grips.
  • + 9
 ODI Oury's are the choice for me. Widest profile I can find with that sticky grip that they're known for. The wider the grip the less hand fatigue I find I get on long chewed up descents.
  • + 2
 I find Ourys are a bit sketchy in the wet. Lizard Skin Northshores have a similar profile but don't turn into a slippery mess in bad weather, I've found.
  • + 6
 I really don't like the outside clamp because I ride with my hands at the end of the grip. I think grips manufacturers should steer clear of the outside clamp because its not really needed.
  • + 1
 For those of you who like a little thicker grip with loads of comfort check out the Superstar Grinder grip. I have several sets and I love them. Unfortunately they just upped their shipping prices. www.superstarcomponents.com/index.php/en/lock-on-grips-grinder.htm
  • + 5
 I also hate the lock on ring at the outer part of the grip. I end up getting a pressure point on my hand. For that reason, I'm still rocking oury's.
  • + 2
 Thick, but soft. No option for this on the poll. I have large hands, but Ruffian are too thin (and too harsh gloveless), whereas the Rogues are too thick. CrossTrainer are spot on. Thick, but a softer rubber and design so your hands squish in to them a bit.

Always lock on.
  • + 2
 I've had ODI Ruffians (with and without flange), ODI X-trainers, Specialized Globes, Brooks leathers, several Ergon grips, Deity Leans with flange and NC-17 lock-ons (can't remember the name).

From all grips, I liked the ODI X-trainers in combination with gloves most. Without gloves I prefer the Brooks grips. Ergons are comfortable regarding the form, but not the material. The ruffians gave me loads of grip, and so did the Deitys.

The question about lock-on vs no lock on is not worth answering because: hairspray!
  • + 4
 Another good option for bigger hands is the Easton Lock-Ons. They come in 33mm (which is comparable to Ourys) but they have extra bits that cover the collars and also provide something to push against. Not overly squishy but the outer diameter is still there.

I don't like the ODI Rogues or the Race Face Strafes (both quite thick) because there's nothing at the edges of the grip. It always feels like I might get blown off the bar (especially if it's wet or if I'm in the bike park). The Eastons have ridges at each end. And they're carbon-friendly.

www.eastoncycling.com/en-us/dirt/components/extras/lock-on-grips-1202
  • + 5
 INNER LOCK-ON ONLY PLEASE!!!!! Take the outside lock off!
  • + 3
 Sensus Grips FTW! I have "disisdaboss" grips and they turn out pretty comfortable, large for tricks and obviously they grip a lot in gloves and also with bare hands! Buyed them day after when they came out and they are just like the second day of riding... I think i would buy a pair of them again but next year because these are more durable than the orgasm of a pig, if we talking of orgasms and grips relative!
  • + 2
 Yes! I've been buying Sensus shwayze grips for almost 2 years and haven't felt a comfier grip since then.
  • + 1
 I'd second this. I tried the Eastons in 31 and 33mm and prefer the thicker grip. I have big hands and I found narrower grips really punished my callouses, especially when wet. They would literally blister and bleed. It's amazing what a couple of millimeters does. Grip is good in the wet of the north shore and the padding is decent.
  • + 1
 I have hands that are quite small and I love the big soft grips a lot more. I guess its the larger contact surface that spreads the pressure through the hand better. When you love riding the rough stuff, I find it makes a significant difference for both grip and comfort. Oh and the rogues just seem to last forever compared to the ruffians or the TLD edition.
  • + 2
 Small hands, so thin grips.
  • + 4
 I don't know about the rest of you but when I wrap my hands around one of those Sensus Grips, I feel like I'm shaking hands with God.
  • + 2
 odi cross trainers all the way
  • + 1
 Fit Eddies. They last ages but are very thin. Can't ride with lock-ons, it feels like holding a broom handle (insert knob joke).
  • + 1
 I bought the ODI Vans out of naustalgia for my commuter but ended up loving the feel so have migrated them over to my trail bike... it's my current fave. I found some of the extra thin grips that I've used in the past, while offering a more responsive feel, lost grip quickly, especially when wet depending on the grip features (such as rounded nubs or small inlay grips).
  • + 1
 Loosen your squeeze on the bars and get more out of your rides and then put some weight on your feet and start poti g your bike instead of hanging on for dear life !
  • + 2
 love my sensus swayze lock ons i find its the perfect diameter, used to be a long neck enthusiest but once i switched to the swayzes i cant go back, also just picked up a pair of odi crosstrainers for my trail bike which so far seem the be pretty similar to the swayzes so theyre pretty mint
  • + 2
 ODI Ruffians are the dream.
  • + 1
 I like the Odi TLD. So far they last very long
  • + 2
 been using ODI lock-ons for years in many different flavours.

Never got on with the "Rogue" just found them too damn fat to feel good and I have quite large hands which could show that hand size is irrelevant to grip diameter?
  • + 2
 Ive got quite large hands to match my 6'2" length, but i love the thin grip, and i have no clu why! Im a huge fan of single lock ring rather than dual though being that i favor the outsode of my bars even on my 800mm bars#
  • + 1
 I have thin lock on grips, and a rigid fork. In the end of the day my hands are in pain. Time to get thick ones
  • + 40
 ODI Rogues all day every day.
  • + 3
 Yeah, Rogues are the shit. Tried Ruffians previously, felt like they were too thin. Grew up with Oury's, so I'm used to a fatter grip, the Rogues are just spot-on. I used to like the natural stickiness and squish of Oury's, which the Rogues don't really have, but I don't miss it. Agree with bluechair84 in that your hands get less tired using fatter grips. Had several pairs of TLD XC gloves over the last ten years or so, they are simply the best.
  • + 3
 I used to think fatter grips would wear out your hands less, but I bought a set of rogues when I rode in the alps and my hands ended up worse than when I rode with ruffians. All down to what you're used to I guess
  • + 4
 My fingers wrap all the way around thin grips and run into my palms making it impossible to grip. Rogues are on all my bikes.
  • + 3
 ODI Ruffians, thin and hard! I would like if they made them a little longer for more options of where to grab the bars. I don't ride with gloves and love the feel of these grips. I do prefer the double lock two because I don't want my grips to move at all.. I tend to twist on my grips while I ride for some reason and i've had others that only lock on the inside and didn't like them at all. they lasted 1 ride.
  • + 2
 SENSUS GRIPS ALL DAY BITCH!!!!!!
  • + 3
 ODI "The Machine" grips. Slightly thicker then Ruffians, yet not as chunky as Rouges. Similar tread as the Ruffains, with a bit more raised stuff around the fingertips. Also, have a similar curve as the TLDs, with out the spikiness. Also a bit wider, and with a tiny bit of flange, like the TLDs
  • + 3
 ODI Rogues are the way to go! On all my bikes Wink
  • + 4
 ROGUES!

I am 100% pro-rogue!

But ironically, I am decidedly ANTI-prorogue! (youtu.be/WQm0t1v2wOM)
  • + 4
 Fat grips need love too!
  • + 0
 Yeah dfiler, same here, the thin grips end up hurting because my fingers wrap all the way. My fingers need to be pried off the damn grip after each lap then!
  • + 1
 Also, I've been using the same pair of Rogues for 4 seasons now, they last forever.
  • + 1
 Ruffians for me... it's nice and grippy without being too thick to curl my hand around it.
  • + 3
 Same here, tried Ruffians and various other thin grips, but once I tried the Rogues, I was converted. Have big hands, and the thin grips just weren't cutting it, giving me hand cramps
  • + 1
 I recently got some Rogues. I tried the new Ergon GE1 for a while but they felt too hard and thin for me. The Rogues are a definite improvement but I still kinda wanna try some ESI Chunky or Extra Chunky grips out of curiosity. The ESI's are definitely not as cool looking, or as durable, or as easy to install as the Rogue lock-on's though.
  • + 2
 Regardless of preference, lock on is the best thing to come from all of this. I love being able to throw my Rogues on demo bikes at Outerbike or other demo events here in Utah. It's so quick and easy now.
  • + 3
 All my Bikes have ODI Rogue's. I went Rogue and never went back.
  • + 3
 cglasford, I never used to ride with gloves, have huge scars all over my palms to prove it... and no, they're not from wanking, though I am a chronic masturbater, relieves the tension from living in the big smoke and not having any trails nearby.
  • + 28
 TLD ODI grips for gloveless. ODI Ruffians for when gloves are needed. That is all.
  • + 12
 TLD all the way. I love my set and they work great for gloved or glove less. Just the right amount of squish. And they look bitchin' too.
  • + 7
 i used to be a Ruffian man till i tried the TLD ODIs, theyre fantastic, soft and grippy, nice and thin and last a long time too. i found them much better in the wet too cause the "tread" is deeper compared to the ruffians.
  • + 5
 ^^^this^^^

Odi TLD all the way...
I used to use rogue, they were a bit too soft for me, so went to ruffians for a few years and loved them!
Then one day in 2010 I saw in my lbs the TLD..
They are worlds apart..

The pattern makes mud shed from the grip and glove, and they last forever due to the deep tread!
The heel rest and flange make them super comfy too, and makes hand placement perfect.
The way the grip spirals around is great too as it follows the natural angle your hand is at, as the hand is never exactly square to the bar. Just make sure you put them on the right way round!
I never went back......
  • + 3
 The TLD grips are awesome glovless, for when I use gloves I often go with Ruffians. I also like the new Vans grips but they are very slippery without gloves, and bit thick for my tastes. If I ever use slide on grips for a bit of extra cushion at the same thickness, like on my rigid ss, I use the Intense DH grips, they have a great feel and the half waffle patter helps with grip without gloves.
  • + 2
 I find TLD Odi for gloveless kind of agressive as its pattern is sort of sharp. For gloveless I prefer, definitely X-trainers.
  • + 4
 Well shit. I've been riding ruffians (both with and without gloves) since they came out, but you guys are making me think it's time to try the TLD's.
  • + 3
 Do it.....
  • + 2
 TLD ODIs for me too. Thin, comfortable and an incredible amount of grip.
  • + 2
 when gloveless, I run the sharpe edges on the tld grips so that they are pointing towards your arm. But for using glovess i swap them around so that the points dig into the gloves. Mega grip and feel with both options.
  • + 2
 Weird, I always ride gloveless and I found the pattern of the TLD felt somewhat unpleasant. I'm the first surprised by that, since that's coming from someone who rides oury/rogues gloveless and never had an issue. Can't fault the grip though, it's really good.
  • + 1
 In theory you should never really ride glove less. Or at lest have one layer between your hand and the ground or anything else that will shred your hands. I'm to lazy and just don't care when it comes to riding with TLD's glove less. It's never really bothered me for some reason.
  • + 1
 I picked up my bike second hand and it had TLD's on it. So stoked to have stumbled across them. Will be buying another set in the very near future.
  • + 20
 ESI Super Chunky!
  • + 4
 Most comfortable grips I've owned to date, gloves or no gloves. I haven't had a mega crash yet though either so durability is in question.
  • + 2
 Love mine, but Ithey are getting pretty knackered from clipping trees.
  • + 1
 less durable but more comfortable - Ritchey world cup foamies but they are only $6 so that makes up for it. Amazing all day no glove comfort. Woudn't put them on a DH rig though for that its all about the OURY Grips!
  • + 3
 Use them on all my bikes including the DH (regular chunky). Super comfy, don't slip, lighter than almost anything, and great vibration damping.....just run a tough end plug like ODIs
  • + 2
 I've got Rogues on my DH rig right now, and theyre damn good grips but I'm thinking super chunky's with a nice bar end will be the final solution.
  • + 4
 i run super chunkys on my dh rig and now i can actually feel my hands after a long day in the bike park! at first they feel a little goofy in the parking lot but as soon as you get riding it really is a big difference because they take out all of the harsh chatter bumps that you would regularly feel. bottom line if your hands hurt really bad buy some ESI's
  • + 1
 Just got a pair of these. Most comfortable grip ever ridden. Got the 34mm ones cuz skinny grips numb my hands. I also want to get the 32mm ones. Another grip that I gor that was thick and super comfy was the Bontrager Rhythm Plus. Only reason I didn't get again is cuz The ESI grips are lighter. But definitely worth getting again.

www.bontrager.com/model/11260
  • + 10
 superstar grips are the shit, raceface also rocks, esi wins on everything but durability, get shredded so easily, want tor try superstars new grips, basically lock on esi's, with solid endcaps should give some protection from ripping
  • + 2
 http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/10859751/ these are my favourite grips to date, super cheap off superstar and they're so tacky and there's no wear on them at all yet!
  • + 1
 Theyre nice but too squidgy for my tastes haha, the ridges felt a bit squirmy if you know what i mean? My brothers now loving them when I gave them to him for his birthday though lol Also tried the supergrippa's and theyre awesome, currently trying the excels but too fat for me and too long as well, guess my hands just arent big enough. The best thing about superstar grips are the replaceable grip cartridges though
  • + 8
 Renthal lock-ons are the boss
  • + 4
 For me Lizard Skins Logo Lock On's take the cake. Medium thickness, hard and tacky. And most importantly long lasting and the harder you wear them the sticker they get.
  • + 1
 yeah i know what you mean! but i death grip like there's no tomorrow, so it doesn't make that much difference for me, just a bit more squidge.
  • + 2
 have the kevlar rethals on my dh bike and really dont see what all the fuss was about, also found that one of the bolts rounded fairly easily, better/equal options out there for less money
  • + 4
 Superstar half flange are the bomb.
  • + 3
 if only they were a little bit longer... I'd leave my sensus swayze for them
  • + 1
 how big are your hands to find them too small? i've got like 3cm of spare grip!
  • + 2
 Superstar extra wide (and fat) work for my big sausagey fingers
  • + 3
 @tomcrowther honestly I didn't try them, they look small from photos and they don't specify length like for size zeros and excels which are 150mm. I have small hands but I grew fond of sensus swayze wideness, you have a lot more room for adjusting your hands position.
  • + 2
 How long are those lizard skins drackche? I'm using RF snipers and love them, but they are shorter than I like. I want to get shimano pro ones, they are really long.
  • + 1
 130mm long.
  • + 1
 Thanks
  • + 1
 I absolutely love my superstar lock-on grips! So soft and plush, remind me of the Aaron Ross bmx grips but finer detail in them Smile
  • + 8
 Easton lockons are making me happy but hang on just a minute here... Toilet paper should hang out and away from the wall. Only God-accursed savages hang it in against the wall. Disgusting.
  • + 3
 ^^^ this! If you are not presenting the item to the user you are doing it wrong. No arguments to be made.
  • + 1
 Oh, and I prefer lock-ons with a single ring at the inside - in theory. I keep binning versions that don't have good feel. So ESI slip-ons in the summer and lizard skins in the wet.
  • + 8
 ODI Longnecks!
Has someone tried the ODI Vans grips?
They look similar to the Bontrager Big Earl grips which aren't produced anymore.
  • + 2
 I like the vans a lot. I also have used Odi ruffians and Lizard skin north Shore. For XC my favorite grips are esi chunky. Interestingly enough the vans are very good if you dont wear gloves. Easily the best glove free grip I have tried
  • + 1
 I found the vans too hard for long days so went back to white (soft) renthals.
Also the paint on collars of the vans wears off pretty quick so best going for white as they don't look as tatty so quick.
Esi are great just a shame they don't do a lock on version, no amount of hairspray could keep them stuck during a wet uk winter.
  • + 1
 The best grips I have used where the Bontrager Earl grips. Thick, soft and held on like glue, with or without gloves. Such a shame they don't produce them anymore.
  • + 2
 LONGNECKS are the best! have it on my dirt jump bike for two years only had to changed the end caps. they are barely worn out. BEST GRIPS EVER I tried the Vans version but they are too hard.
  • + 1
 Longneck BMX all the way for me and a few other friends here (well actually after they tried those I had on my bike Wink ). May not be as "precise" as some other harder grips, but so much comfy ! And not too expensive, really durable ...
  • + 1
 +1 for lizard skin north shores. They're like a grippier oury and last longer.

Next one to try will be esi super chunky
  • + 5
 Despite have diminutive digits, I like my thick grips. I find my hands tire less from gripping a broader diameter on long descents as I have more to press my palms against. Having said that, the depth of the grip does take away some 'precision' sometimes. I would like to try a wide diameter bar and narrow grip for best of both worlds, and I'm sure eventually these kinds of options will become available to riders. We are seeing massive growth in variety and choice these days - for better or worse.
  • + 6
 Although many grips look similar, I found that ODI have definitely found a stickier/tackier compound that some other Ruffian look-a-likes. Experience in the moto industry pays off.
  • + 1
 Same here. I have them on every bike. Love them.
  • + 7
 All I'm sayin' is... if you under roll your toilet paper, you're a piece of crap and a terrible human being who only brings heartache and disappointment upon society.
  • + 1
 Hellz yeah brutha!!
  • + 1
 I only use two pieces of bog paper when I take a shit; one to wipe and one to polish.
  • + 1
 I used you to share your belief, but had an epiphany a year or so ago when I realised it was the distance between the toilet roll and the toilet bowl that decided whether it should be an over or under roll. If the gap is narrow, under is easier to dispense, otherwise over wins.
  • + 8
 paper out, only a fool has the paper at the back! longnecks!
  • + 4
 been using ODI YETI lock ons for a year now, they are sticky as hell and the deep cut design creates great grip to go along with the tacky rubber used - mine are pretty much flat now so time for newbies.

www.odigrips.com/yetilock-ongrips130mm.aspx

dot be put off by the chunky design, they are so soft your hands and grips just melt into one and they grip like spiderman
  • + 1
 I love the ODI YETI grips. The have a thick pad for the Yeti logo which is great for the main pressure point on your hands but the rest of the the grip is quite thin. To me it is the best of both worlds; I use them on most of my bikes.
  • + 1
 they must have changed the compound, I used the short YETI grips back in the day with gripshit, and the compound was similar(probably the same) as the hard rubber on ruffians.
  • + 1
 The non-locking Yeti grips are my fave for my enormous hands. I use bmx grip stops and zip them on the inside only to keep them in place. It takes some effort to install them compared to lock-ons, but they work for me.
  • + 3
 I've been using the Easton Lock on grips, and although the end caps are a little prone to popping out, I'm very happy with them otherwise. They provide loads of grip and don't wear out as fast as other grips that I have tried in the past.
  • + 3
 I'm on ODI Ruffian MX on all my bikes and I like them, but it's been few weeks that I'm thinking about non lock grips.
I'm thinking about it because it takes too little time for a brand new pair of lock-on to develop a little play, and I don't like feeling the grip slightly moving in the clamps.
I mean now, about every component on a handlebar has a removable clamp so no need to remove the grip to do some maintenance. And some WD40 (in the past I used this instead of hair spray, when it dries it makes ODI grips very sticky and only takes 15 / 20 min) paired with wire do the job (ask Brendog).
You can also add that for the same thickness, a non lock grip has more rubber that the lock-on version since it doesn't has the "plastic tube" inside, so that means more cushioning.
Finally they are cheaper, soooo.... for all these reasons, I'm really thinking about going on non lock grip.
  • + 7
 ODIs with play? Tighten one collar, then twist the grip before tightening the other collar. No more play.
  • + 2
 I've been considering the same thing not due to the play(AgrAde is exactly right on how to fix that) but because of the lack of a hard plastic tube when the rubber is directly on the bar, everything feels a little more "direct" with slip-ons if that makes any sense... if you've been riding lock-ons for a long time, you may not remember what the difference feels like(i didn't) but go ride something with slip-ons and you'll notice.

That said, I'm running the Eastons right now and finding them to be pretty awesome. I also rode some the of the Loaded NoSlip grips, which don't have a fully rigid inner tube (it's kinda semi-regid, holds shape but you can bend it,) and they felt better, but I didn't like the "softer" part, it chewed up my hands, even with gloves.
  • + 2
 Nice tip AgrAde ! Works fine, thank you !
  • + 5
 I was riding lock-ons for three years but then decided to test some proper fat BMX grips - my world has changed ever since! Lock-ons are not a grips in my eyes any more.
  • + 3
 Lock on grips are alright but I think people don't even know what a good pair of non lock on grips are like. I come from the world of bmx and lock on grips just seem dumb to me except for the ease of assembly. Regular grips are also 2-3 times cheaper than lock ons. Now break levers can be removed with out removing the grips and with 1x driveterrain being popular there is really only the shifter that needs to slide on and off. With non lock ons there is no lock jaw that can break off or hit you in the event of a crash. I just like the feel of an odi long neck it feels like an actual piece of rubber not plastic with a rubber coating. Plus it's fun to be different with all the people who run lock ons.
  • + 2
 SENSUS GRIPS!! they are purely all round world class grips proven for anything from freeride and slopestyle from the likes of Cam Zink the legend to xc and enduro by me the very happy customer! sensus the good stuff coming!!!!
  • + 2
 The thinner, the better (of course without sacrificing comfort too much). I've used different styles of grips and I found thicker grips don't allow me to fasten the bar at full strenght. I'm happy with ODI Ruffian MX lock-on so far, very comfortable, very thin and with the added waffle part which secure the hands on the grip better than ever.
  • + 2
 I use Odi Rogues. They feel good and last long.

Having said that though please don't listen to me (and anyone else) when choosing grips. Grips are really personal. It all boils down to hand size and personal preference. I don't believe thin or thick grips give you a better or worse feel on the bars. They each give a different feel so it's about what you prefer. Keep in mind that grip choice depends on whether you ride gloveless or not. And if you ride with gloves you may want thinner or thicker grips depending on how much padding there is on the palm of the glove.

Thankfully, as grips are very personal, your friends will probably be running different grips each so you'd have a wide variety to test and see what you prefer.
  • + 2
 I like a bit thicker grips, because at a long bike park day, at the end of the day my hands are aching and its better to ride with a thicker grip then. Soft or hard is not a problem for me, I ride in gloves, softer grips are only good to xc for me.
I tried so many companies in the past years included several ODI-s, and I can tell that they produce the BEST grips, RaceFace was also good indeed, but now I ride a very cheap Acor one, because in my country the good grips are soo pricey, SO PLEASE MTV PIMP MY RIDE, oh please pinkbike give me the mighty ODI pack Big Grin
  • + 2
 Lock on all the way.
I put a hair line break on my hip because the hair grips slipped.
Hopping over a 3inch log at 50 km/h on a hard tail. Grips slipped back wheel dropped and over I went.

Landed on my hip and my head. Also why I only were MET helmets (I know they work).

Lock on all the way.
  • + 2
 I just want someone to manufacture a thicker grip to accommodate those with larger hands. The thinner grips tend to increase any hand pump and most grips are just too skinny. Please!!! A thicker, lock on grip for the big guys!!
  • + 2
 The only thing I know I have perspective to review on MTB"s is grips. And the Lizard skins peatys are quite good. Superstars, are alright, but don't last, and the Renthal Kevlars are terrible; overpriced, do not get grippier with time, as claimed, non existant grip in wet conditions, or when gloveless with sweaty hands. Do not buy, no idea how they score well in reviews. Easton, Lizard Skins, ODI, Raceface grips looks worth it.
  • + 7
 SENSUS SCHWAYZE!!!
  • + 3
 *Swayze, but hells yeah man!
  • + 3
 Sensus grips all day, and I gotta say ODI sucks, cos I won an ODI competition for a free pair cos I had massive holes in my ODI Ruffian MX and then they never sent me them! Just ignored me so I vowed never to buy ODI again
  • + 2
 Sensus are made by ODI... Just like most other decent grips.
  • + 2
 Why does nobody make a Hydrophilic grip that gets tackier with moisture, like the nose and ear pieces on Oakley (and other) sports sunglasses? Maybe they'd be too soft and would shred too easily, but with 32deg in Whistler here for the next couple weeks, it'd be nice so sweaty gloveless hands aren't sliding around on grips after a while, especially XC riding.

Or perhaps somebody does and I've just never heard of them.
  • + 3
 Oakley used to make them. We had them as kids in the 80. Super tacky, but wear out super quick. I believe that was Oakleys first product.

Video on Oakley history at the bottom of this page.

startupblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/the-original-pivot-oakley
  • + 1
 Pretty sure Oakley invented that compound way back when.
Shame the stopped making grips, loved the .5`s and the B-1B`s.
What happened???
  • + 2
 I would love a Rogue or Ruffian without an outer lock-ring. On my Gravity rig, I like the race-face Half-nelson for that reason. But still use Oury and Rogue on other trail bikes.
  • + 1
 Personally, I like a moderate-thickness grip. I have a pair of lizard skins which are a good thickness, but the pattern gives me calluses and blisters. But they're an incredibly awesome shade of hot pink so I'll deal with it for now. Giant's lock on grips have a really comfortable pattern, but they wear out extremely quickly so those are a no go. ODI's are always well constructed and last a good while, but their two most popular and easy to find models, the ruffian and the rogue, don't quite fit my hands right. I'm curious to try out their "Cross Trainer" or X-treme grips once my current lock-ons wear out as those look right up my alley.

Currently I'm running a pair of Q2 ruffian clones I got from a friend for $5 because they were too short for his BMX bike. They have a cut-out in the palm area so the rubber is thicker against your hand but thinner on the finger side. I'm pretty happy with them, especially for five bucks.
  • + 2
 Been rockin the cross trainer for 2 months now. love em. Not overly thick but the ridges are soft and conform to you hand giving tons of grip. I forgot my gloves the other day and was riding in 95 degree humid ass texas weather and they started to get kinda slippy 10 miles later. Which I thought was pretty good. I don't know how long the ridges are going to last but they show no signs of wear yet.
  • + 1
 Thanks for the recommendation! Definitely gonna pick up a set once my current set wears down!
  • + 2
 Man with big hands here. Lock on hands down. Depending on the type of riding, I like different shapes and thickness. Currently for DH have been the Easton grips (thicker diameter), for XC - Ergon and for AM - ODI Ruffians
  • + 2
 I like the Bontrager Race Lite Lock-On grips because they have the lock-on system only on the inside part and this allows me to use the entire width of my handlebar. Also because of the feeling they provide.
  • + 1
 I just rescued a really beaten up set of lock-ons by slicing off the shagged-out sticky rubber, and forcing a chunky pair of squishy push-on grips over the tubes. Lock rings back in place....works a treat. Labour-intensive, but very comfortable for my hands and wrists.
  • + 1
 I get the Odi longneck xl grips and cut them down to 7". Than boil some water and drop them in for 12 minutes, grab them out with tongs, Leave them to air dry and they are amazing.
Pretty fat for bigger hands and longer than the average grip so that's a plus. A little soft from the boiling and all the sticky crap than rubs off from new grips is gone too.
  • + 5
 Nothing beats ODI Rogue grips!
  • + 1
 Much prefer single lock ons as I tend to hold right at the ends. My perfect grip would be a single lock on odi tomac mushroom with the rounded end!

Or I have developed a replacement end lock with rubber covering. Anyone interested in this?
twitter.com/stigofdadump/status/487519606014480384/photo/1
  • + 1
 I prefer GLOVELESS & FAT GRIPS (over 32mm diameter)Raceface's Strafes, Odi's Rogues, LizardSkin's northshore etc
I was rinding Odi's Ruffian with gloves for a while and it was good. A year after I change for a Sunlines's big S Lock-On grips (www.sicklines.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9939) and began to use it gloveless, my numbness feeling deacresed, overal grip feeling increased and began to change my death grip technique for a loosie one. Sometimes because the wheater or trail I can't use gloveless but still that I prefer a fat grip.
By the way ODI's extendable flight control bars are a great way to find the correct bar wide AND if You use different wideness on different bikes or even direfferent trails Odis is a great choice
  • + 1
 After a day of riding park on a hardtail, I immediately went out and replaced the stock "ergo" specialized grips with a pair of thick Raceface Strafe lock-ons, and I was one happy MF... until that bike got stolen.

When I built up my current ride (Santa Cruz Chameleon in tennis ball yellow/green) I threw on a pair of matching ODI/TLD lock-ons because they look fantastic, and figured I'd probably have to go find a pair of Strafe's eventually, because I like them thick. I haven't yet hit the park on the new ride, but so far I'm really impressed with how grippy these ODI/TLD grips are, and while blisters and calluses are just a part of riding, I haven't had any crushing hand pain like I had from a day of park riding with shitty grips.
  • + 1
 The best grips I've ever used were off a kids BMX. They had a large bubble looking diamond pattern,they were very thin but had a soft feel. I now try and find grips similar to these. ODI,The stripy,thin,soft and with a flange and non locking ones are on my bar now
  • + 2
 I alway ride #theSensus grips, I'm rocking Swayze lock-ons on my DJ and Disisdaboss's on both my DH rig and Enduro...after they came on to the scene, I don't understand why anyone would pick any other brand!
  • + 1
 Haha I remember the days of taking the girlfriends hairspray to a set of grips. Also the rainy rides where you almost snap your wrists landing a jump with the grips spinning. I do love lock on grips, I actually use both thick and thin ones. Thin ones on my DH bike and thick ones on my AM bike - I can't make my mind up which feels best as I like both.
  • + 1
 ODI OURY, thick grip for big hands. I have been using ODI grips since the early 80's from my BMX days. Always had a great result from the old Mushroom grips, today I still swear by ODI, I have tried others for a week, but always went back to my original grips. The current ODI OURY grips on my DH bike I have had since 2002, swapping them out every bike since, yes they are 12 years old. Time for a new set this season. Considering the Rouges as finding new old stock OURY grips are rare.
  • + 1
 ODI cross trainers are the only grip I'll use anymore. I have them on all my bikes. They have the right dampening, more than the standard thin grip and they have a ton of traction. From the tightest corners to biggest drops and jumps I never have to think about slipping with out without gloves and even when soaked from the standard northwest weather.
  • + 1
 Oh hell yeah! I love ODI lock on. I've got a set of ODI SDG grips on the XC bike and them things are awesome. I've had nothing but the ODI Ruffians on the DH rig, and I'll be looking at a set of the Ruffian MX for the fall. I totally remember spray paint and bailing wire to keep grips on my mx bike as a kid. that was always such a pain in the ass!
  • + 1
 I used to swear by thin lock on grips since I though I had more control over the bike and more comfort. I just bought some thick ODI lock-ons that make my hands last three times longer at the bike park. (Sun Peaks, nothing but gnarly downhill on the brakes being battered by the chatter)
  • + 1
 Titec Pork Rinds foam grips. No longer made but I got 20 pairs when I heard they were being 86ed. Super light, cheap, and feel awesome. A drop of superglue at each end and one in the middle (poke a hole in the grip) and they never move. Of all the lock-ons I've felt the new Santa Cruz are the best but still heavy and harsh feeling compared to Pork Rinds.
  • + 1
 Renthal Kevlar lock ons, tried the rest, best for me, others usually have one weakeness, thickness, comfort, wear rate, these tick all boxs though Id still prefer slightly large bolts heads, weakness of all lock ons, still sufficient but orefer one size up. Wearing so well though and comfy and grippy in all conditions,
  • + 1
 some brands don't have that problem. 3mm heads on the bolts of the Loaded lock-ons.
  • + 2
 i never had the chance to buy or try sensus grips in my country, once i saw andrew lacondeguy and zink and they gifted me sensus stickers, they look cool on my window and helmet tho...
  • + 1
 Black Market Adam Hauck grips for me. So comfy and very grippy. It's the only grip I've had on all of my bikes, for the last 5 years (except for bar tape on my drop bars). Not planning on changing either, during the 10 years I've been riding I never found one I prefer over these.
  • + 1
 I bought some non-lock on grips that were not ODI in the last year due to the cost (which was not much diff then ODI MSRP) and color choice and they spun all the time. So since ODI is a grip company I decided before going to lock ons (I prefer regular grips over lock ons) I would try their regular Longneck St grips with flanges.... gotta have flanges!!! After using them for this season so far I will never not buy another grip that is not ODI. As long as you put the grip on right and make the bar clean and use an air compressor these grips will not slide. ODI hands down makes the best grips! I even changed all my grips on all my bikes to ODI just because of how well they feel and perform. ODI, please keep selling the regular Longneck ST because I will continue to buy!
  • + 1
 Yo ODI! I have been running thick lock on grips for a while now since I have big hands. It always made sense to me to do this. Now I realize I may be mistaken as a smaller grip wont actually require me to use my gorilla hand muscles to hold on, when I can just let a tiny grip rest in the crook of my hand without any squeezing required. Also, im a brake freak and if they arent tight, they arent right. Thicker grips means less space for brake lever draw. Of course the easy answer is to buy and try both, but I thought some pinkbiker opinions and ODI wisdom could help me decide if its worth the money to try. Thanks!
  • + 2
 thicker grips are most comfortable and most similar to my motorbike and from racing motocross. stops you from gripping so hard too and helps you relax on the bike. Love my ODI Rouges
  • + 1
 I am looking for grips that do not make my hands fall asleep. It happens up and down hill. Sometimes I shift or brake and I cannot feel my fingers. I have been using a pair of Ergon's and it still happens. Short and longer stem with wide bars. I have big hands so big lock-on's are my preference. The Ergon's are huge, but I am not convinced they are for me.
  • + 1
 I used to ride Gripshift until I discovered Sram triggers (still hate Shimano Rapidfire tho!), so it has always been non-lockon grips for me - PITA to fit a lockon with Gripshift! Used to run rubbish freebie grips from the likes of MBUK, but then I found Bontrager Ergo grips, the ones with the bulged centres so they fit nicely in the hollow of your palm - dual sticky rubber both outside for grip and inside so they don't spin - hard to fit/remove tho! Razz
  • + 0
 I needed a choice for "medium lock on". I like the Lizard Skin Moab grips... they're not super skinny like Ruffians, but not huge like the LS North Shore grips. Nice medium thickness, and they work well with or without gloves.

Am I the only one out there who really dislikes the "half lock on" grips? I think they're crap!
  • + 1
 Big hands here so ODI Rogue are my choice. Been using these babys since 2006 and gone thru allot of other ones but when i put the Rogue's on it's allway's like why even bother trying anything else. They are perfect...
  • + 1
 Currently got ODI Rogue on my trail/AM bike and ODI Intense on my DH bike. Have tried a couple of different ones and also tried switching the grips on the bikes, but this setup I find most comfortable.
  • + 1
 Bought my first pair of ODI grips at the beginning of this season, I have been very impressed with them. I didn't think they would feel nearly as good as they do. I wish I got a pair sooner, best grips ever!
  • + 1
 Best grips I have ever had were real OAKLEY 3s not copy's but was difficult to get your hands off them, If you ever used them than you would know what I meant Thin lock ons but soft compound are best
  • + 1
 I'm a big fan of the inner half flange like those on the ODI extreme and TLD grips. I'm really looking forward to the Aaron Gwin ODI grips too; Those outer edge grip lines look awesome.
  • + 2
 My preference has always been for the old ODI Mushroom grips... but since they're no longer available, I've switched to the ODI Ruffians.
  • + 1
 yarp agree for odi mushroom. best grips ever. just wish they were in a single lock on version.
  • + 1
 ODI Rouges are all I will ever run. The wide spaces in between the pads are perfect locking my fingers in between. That works much better for me then the diamond patterns on most grips.
  • + 3
 Didn't think anything could feel better than the classic mushroom pattern Until I tried Sensus!
  • + 1
 Cross Trainers for the win. Seriously the best grip out there. Ever since I first tried them out years ago I have run them on every trail bike I have built, and will continue the trend as long as they're still making them.
  • + 4
 Sensus. Dont know why people buy anything else
  • + 3
 Hell to the yeah man, hands down the best around. Two styles (Swayze and Disisdaboss), lock on or slip on, last forever and grip your hand like a vice without tearing your paws to hell.
  • + 2
 I know hands down best grip ive ever touched. Plus they look badass and if you dont use them you get the man with cock and balls! I prefer pussy
  • + 2
 Sensus beats any other grip out there, thin profile and super soft rubber on the swazye are perfect for me.
  • + 1
 ODI Rogues; soft 'n' sticky, the way to go

Who remembers those OG ODI Mushrooms back in the day? I think they still make them but bmx back in the 80's with them were awesome.
  • + 2
 Odi Yetti lock-on for me had them on all my bikes for the last 12 years just the right amount of squidge in the palm area but very grippy in all conditions
  • + 1
 There are many awesome old grips that never made it to a lock-on version. My two all time favorite grips were the ODI Subliminal and Longneck, it is really too bad that they didn't create a lock-on version of these.
  • + 1
 ODI Ruffian on four of my five mtb bikes. A couple pair are into their third season and still holding up well. I have large hands yet I find that these grips give me outstanding control.
  • + 2
 Esi are great for gloveless, white renthals for long days and to save your hands... But I do miss old school answer mx style half waffles
  • + 4
 There ABSOLUTELY is a proper way to install a roll of toilet paper!
  • + 3
 agreed! always facing away from the wall. rookies
  • + 2
 I've got a pair of Sensus Swayzes that have been great so far. Haven't lasted long though because I've got a thumb brace that destroys grips.
  • + 1
 Odi ruffians are the only grip that I've bought in the last five years, because I love them! Great price for some killer grips! Definitely noticed they get a little sticky over time but that does not bother me.
  • + 2
 Pro Atherton grips. Single inboard clamp. Lets you run your palms on the outside of the. Grip without a clamp gouging your palms.
  • + 1
 I found they got gnarly too fast...
  • + 4
 i don't know if i find this subject very gripping
  • + 3
 maybe you need to lock on to some of the key comments, then.
  • + 5
 sensus all the way !
  • + 3
 Oury Lock-On. The best Thick Grips on Market Race Face Half Nelson. A very good Thin Grip
  • + 3
 Lizard Skins chargers are the perfect grip, I find
  • + 1
 Locks on I don't care thin or thick... Ever have normal grips slip off your bars mid air lol... No hander with grips in your hands.
  • + 2
 I bought a pair of Sensus grips, just because of the advertisement, but they're pretty nice actually, more comfortable..
  • + 2
 Ergon grips. My wrists take much less of a beating when I ride for a few hours. Have a set on my all mountain and XC bike
  • + 2
 SENSUS grips all the way. best lock ons around since they use the same ODI system. #sensusgrips
  • + 1
 I used to enjoy my OURY's but anymore they make my hands sweat and I wish I had something different. I think I will try Ergon's endruo style grips next.
  • + 1
 The perfect diameter of grip is the same size as my junk. Super thick! Very familiar. Thin grips feels like I am cheating on myself.
  • + 1
 ODI ruffians for everything, they dont get all sweaty or sticky when gloves arent being used and they have good grip with gloves and without,
  • + 1
 Too thin, my hands get tired more quickly than with fatter, softer grips, such as the Rogue. Maybe I'm getting old, lol.
  • + 2
 If your american and you dont have sensus grips...then you can giiiiiiiit ouuuuuttttt!!!
  • + 1
 I've started riding the new lizard skins dsp grips, and i love them. Grip in every type of weather. You def shout give them a try.
  • + 3
 Sensus Swayze or kill yourself
  • + 1
 Rode ODI Longnecks for years then I decided to try the new TLD ODI's and they are amazing. Ill be sticking with them from now on
  • + 2
 I prefer thicker grips. Been using Deity Enoki's forever, but I'm curious about Sensus grips & want to try some.
  • + 2
 I used to use ODI all the time, but have now changed to Raceface grips. Nice and soft, so I can ride longer.
  • + 1
 I use Gusset Tight Bastard lock-on grips, though they are cheap, they are quite durable and comfortable for biking without gloves. Just wish they'd be a bit thicker.
  • + 2
 Sensus all day!!!! Or would it be sensi for plural?? I don't know but they are sick!!!!
  • + 2
 I have small hands so the thinner and softer compound the better for me. Thicker grips cause me arm pump. ODI everytime
  • + 2
 Thin lock ons, but only one clamp for me, like Raceface half nelsons or Spesh Sips.
  • + 1
 On mt DH bike I use a slightly thicker softer grip, and with my dirt jumper I prefer a thinner grip with a harder rubber compound.
  • + 3
 Odi longnecks with non lock on, best grips ever!
  • + 1
 I switched from rogues to ruffian mx this year. I found the rogues to be too thick but the ruffians are mint. Great feel on the bike and extra grip with the waffle pattern.
  • + 2
 Sensus all day! Super comfortable, longlasting, cool designs and just overall badass grips
  • + 1
 TBH, as I have only split-clamp design brakes/shifter, I recently made the jump to the much controversed LizardSkin DSP non lock-on grips, and they are f*cking comfortable !
  • + 3
 Odi Longnecks are the best for meSmile
  • + 1
 totally agree,i run the original non lock on version on my bmx,dj,trail bike and dh rig
  • + 1
 Same here, will never use anything else.
  • + 1
 I prefer thick ones to slim. For instance, I ride longnecks and I feel super comfy, whereas riding my brother's XC rig, where slim are put, my hands hurt..
  • + 2
 Raceface Half Nelson, but to be fare grips are the one thing on a bike that I'm least bothered by. As long as their lock on.
  • + 2
 Lizard Skins - Peaty best grips ever! (slightly shading the Ruffians) they are super hard wearing too.
  • + 2
 thinnest possible for me, Sensus on all 3 of my bikes, xc/dh/dj...no other grip really compares imo.
  • + 3
 Oury grips that are thick are the way to go!
  • + 2
 Chromag palmskin is unbelievable, similiar to ODI cross trainers that i used to swear by
  • + 2
 Thick grips and lock-on for me, Race Face Strafe are the best grips i've used so far
  • + 1
 My work mate is always talking about the squirrel grip and how it works wonders. I prefer a firm grip, I don't want to feel like I'm chocking it but just enough to hold on.
  • + 1
 Does anyone know of any gloves that can possbily absorb some of the hard vibrations from the handle bar? My fingers are killing me after a day of riding.
  • + 2
 there were these Giro Remedy gloves i had once that had D30 in the palms, might do the trick for you?

www.singletrackworld.com/files/2010/01/IMG_3464-2-648x486.jpg
  • + 1
 I'll look them up, thanks for the help
  • + 1
 I had different grips but buying the odi changed my ride a lot, super comfy, durable and no f**king cramps in my lower arms anymore Big Grin love them
  • + 1
 I like more of a medium thickness grip. One that is in between the Ruffian and the Rogue, ones like the SDG grips they make.
  • + 2
 Sensus disisdaboss gum #sensusgrips
  • + 1
 the grips on my bike are ODI's, there really won though; I'm thinking of getting the Aaron Gwin lock on grips
  • + 2
 Sensus grips seem like the only SENSUSBLE option to me.....
  • + 2
 Sensus grips. Hands down the most comfortable grips you can buy.
  • + 3
 sensus!
  • + 1
 i like the easton grips. i like their idea of covering up and protecting the lock on bolts
  • + 1
 Any odyssey bmx grip on the market will do ..Im using odyssey mike aitkin grips on my giant muntain bike right now..
  • + 1
 Thin flanged semi waffle... Not readily available as a lock on though. The Odi Intense ones were a bit thick...
  • + 1
 Narrow surface lock on - ODI Ruffians. I will never switch from these bad boys!
  • + 2
 no need for a poll - SENSUS Swayze Grips are perfect!
  • + 3
 just go for SENSUS!
  • + 2
 Bald eagles, Budweiser, and sensus grips.
  • + 1
 I like the Giant Sol-O for some strange reason.. Smile Haven't tried too many,
  • + 1
 First Sensus Comment..Wink gimmie gimmie.. loves them and the 'murica hoodie is comfortable as f*ck!!
  • + 2
 SENSUS GRIPS! The most dominant grips on the planet.
  • + 1
 The best feeling grips I've ever used is the Renthal kevlar non-lock ons. Those things feel fantastic.
  • + 2
 The only grips that should be made are Sensus Swayzes'
  • + 1
 I install toilet paper the right way, the only way, rolling over the top, waterfall style.
  • + 2
 SENSUS SWAYZE SINGLE PLY!
  • + 2
 Sensus grips all the way, they feel so sensusational
  • + 1
 Usually use the specialized enduro lock-on grips. Lizard skins (peaty) aren't bad either.
  • + 1
 Thin lock-on grips combined with some gloves = epic combination and absolute win!
  • + 1
 I've recently converted most of my bikes to ESI latex grips. They are amazing!!
  • + 2
 Well, Senus Grips FTW !!!
  • + 2
 Sensus Swayze lock on's ftw!
  • + 2
 I'm a brutal savage so SENSUS for me !!
  • + 2
 Sensus sways for life! So comf
  • + 2
 Renthal non lock on kevlar.
  • + 1
 Rogues ftw, had the same set on my Bottlerocket for 7 years, as soon as I got my Troy I put a set on that too...
  • + 3
 SENSUS
  • + 2
 Ive had them for coming on 2 years and they sill havent worn out!!
  • + 1
 Lizard Skins Northshore is pretty sweet, but not crazy durable. Nice wide profile though.
  • + 2
 Race face and The Sensus are the best I've run
  • + 2
 Sensus Grips for president !
  • + 1
 I used to use odi but switched to fsa gravity lock ons, softer and wider than the ruffians
  • + 1
 odi rogues are the best grips I've had. provide great shock absorption , ample grip and fit my ogre like hands.
  • + 2
 Sensus Swayze Gum Rubber, you just can't beat 'em!!!!
  • + 2
 wider snipers would be perfect
  • + 1
 Longer*
  • + 2
 Never tried snipers but I agree about longer grips, after trying Sensus Swayze lock-ons (143mm), I doubt I could ever go back to shorter ones. Too bad the waves tore off too soon... thinking about trying the non-lock version, or move to Superstar 150mm models (probably size zero) but I would definitely miss the flange.
  • + 2
 I need to find a replacement, they last me like a year and now they give so much grip that your hand sticks to it. Yes a wider one would be better if the RF sniper where 2 or 3cm longer, they would be perfect.
  • + 2
 I'm really tempted to trying sensus grips, they look amazing but need some grips that last.
  • + 2
 OURY for life! but depends on the size of the hand of the rider...
  • + 3
 ESI grips !
  • + 1
 ODI Vans for me, love the colour choices and feel of the grip. Love the pattern too!
  • + 3
 ESI Chunky Red FTW
  • + 1
 Neither...I like glue/tape on grips. I.e. Lizard Skins DSP grips....tennis racket tape...or road bar tape...
  • + 1
 I will probably never use another grip besides the Ruffian ever again. Without a doubt my favourite.
  • + 2
 ODI Cross Trainers. Best grips i have ever used, hands-down.
  • + 1
 my 5 year old ODI ruffins that are super tacky from years of use, love them!
  • + 1
 been using hope grips recently. really good so far. bit like ruffians but without the uncomfortable clamps
  • + 1
 ODI Ruffians... with Gold locks ! I also had the special editions, gold grip with gold lock. awesome !
  • + 3
 DISISDABOSS!
  • + 3
 Yep, specifically for the length. ODI should make more grips available in the longer length.
  • + 1
 I have lots of Bikes, I run a Lizard skin Peaty grip on the gravity bikes, and Dugan grips on the BMX/DJ bike.
  • + 2
 Road bar tape. On any bike.
  • + 1
 I use Kaufland lock-on grips. Cost 5 Euro and and very durable and comfortable.
  • + 1
 Used to like the odi intense half flange but they're like holding onto a cheese grater
  • + 2
 All deity grips are the way to go
  • + 1
 Hell yeah
  • + 2
 Ergons, 'cause i'm an old bastard.
  • + 1
 Primo V or other black rubber BMX grip adhered using wd-40. Any shape you like and no motion.
  • + 1
 I once bought a pair of ODI rogue. Can't ride anything else since that day.
  • + 1
 Waiting for odi to bring out the Gwin grips Look like a good design and pretty sure they will make me ride faster
  • + 1
 Thin for All Mountain, Thick odi for DH
  • + 1
 I don't use sensus grips but if they send me some I swear ill love them
  • + 1
 ruffians , always the way
  • + 1
 EASTON Lock-Ons Thick version.... Never turning back
  • + 1
 Running Renthal kevlar lock on grips on both my bikes.
  • + 1
 ODI- Original and best lock-ons.
  • + 1
 ODI Ruffian ... non lock-on ... for all my bikes ....
  • + 2
 SENSUS
  • + 1
 RaceFace Half Nelsons for me!
  • + 1
 thin non lock on for me, don't ride any grips fatter than 27mm
  • + 1
 TLD ODI lock-ons for my MTB, Vans ODI lock-ons for my BMX race bike
  • + 1
 No one rides the Intense Downhill Lock ons but they are delish!
  • + 1
 Ruffian's to the end of time.
  • + 1
 gotta be odi X-TREME LOCK-ON GRIPS
  • + 1
 Another vote for ruffians
  • + 1
 Race Face - Good N Evil. Lots of grip and super plush.
  • + 1
 Sunline lock on grips are my fav, but they wear down fairly easy though
  • + 1
 They're decent, I agree. I liked them when I used 'em.
  • + 1
 Hey Pinkbike, how about COD? (comment of the day)
  • + 2
 Sensus grips are sick
  • + 0
 I think that thick grips is much better because there is less fatigue when using them I use dartmoor grips
  • + 1
 ODI TLD's strictly. Gloves or not. Shits like glue.
  • + 1
 Thick lockons plz. Love the Rogues
  • + 1
 Lizard Skins Lock on Logo - not too thin and very durable!
  • + 1
 still happy with my ODI Ruffian! wanna try some Rental Kevlar though...
  • + 1
 Thin-Medium Soft Lockers for me
  • + 1
 Ruffians with gloves - Rouges without
  • + 2
 This poll is gripping.
  • + 1
 Anyone notice in the poll it says the bars are extendable
  • + 1
 That'd be the reason...thanks
  • + 1
 No worries, seems pointless to me to be honest.
  • + 1
 I prefer my rubber ultra-thin
  • + 1
 Deity Classics...Best grips I've ever owned.
  • + 1
 Thin - if the rubber is sticky!
  • + 2
 ODI Rogue all the way!
  • + 1
 I´ve been using Ruffians for the last 8 years.
  • + 1
 Away frome the wall = better grip.
  • + 1
 I like them girthy and tied down. Err...
  • + 1
 With chance to win, this article got me on the grips!
  • + 1
 raceface strafe are my favorite grip, nice and thick.
  • + 1
 Renthal Kevlar grips are awesome. The more you ride the stickier they get.
  • + 1
 I prefer thin ODI grips for more control.
  • + 2
 ODI flangeless Longneck.
  • + 1
 Thick soft grips for the win!
  • + 2
 SENSUS GRIPS!!!!
  • + 1
 Prefer sensus grips in all conditions!
  • + 2
 Thick....like my women!
  • + 2
 Sensus erryday
  • + 1
 How are those bars 'Extendable'?
  • + 24
 you just stroke the ends of it .. and it grows.
  • - 5
flag jaycubzz (Jul 11, 2014 at 0:05) (Below Threshold)
 That was terrible, stop.
  • + 10
 I haven't heard a Telegram in ages, stop.
  • + 3
 they have a screw on extender piece www.wiggle.co.uk/odi-wingtip-bar-extensions
  • + 4
 So why don't make just 4 cm longer bars at the frirst place!??
  • + 1
 maybe adjustable for different riding conditions?
  • + 2
 SENSUS! Big Grin
  • + 1
 my faves are deity enokis
  • + 2
 #SensusGrips
  • + 2
 Swayze Lock-On FOR THE WIN!
  • + 1
 ODI Ruffians for me please... but I wish they lasted longer.
  • + 1
 200+ comments about grips!? Seriously?
  • + 1
 Lock-ons for sure, I preferred them thin, the feeling is better to me.
  • + 1
 RACE RACE STRAFE LOCK ON.
  • + 2
 #SENSUSGRIPS
  • + 1
 Thicker lock ons for sure, less arm pump
  • + 2
 ESI for life vato!!!!!
  • + 1
 Oh look i have tld odi .... naaaa!! Real riders use sensus..
  • + 1
 I just can't get to grips with it all????
  • + 1
 Odi longneck pro soft compound on all my bikes, trials to enduro
  • + 1
 Renthal kevars and gloveless most of the time
  • + 2
 Sensus do a great job!
  • + 2
 Grips are for pussies
  • + 1
 I could actually ride my bike if I won this. Would finally be finished
  • + 1
 You all spelled Ergon GA1 EVO wrong. Wink
  • + 1
 TLD's or peaty's for me - both are like a medium thickness i would say....
  • + 1
 ODI Ruffians on all my bikes.
  • + 1
 Haven't tried lock ons yet.
  • + 1
 Odi vans grips they are the best ive had so far. Imo.
  • + 1
 I'm glad none of the options were ergonomic shaped grips...gross
  • + 1
 ODI TLD lock-on on all my bikes !
  • + 2
 Senses grips!
  • + 1
 ODI makes some great lock on grips.
  • + 1
 Why isn't there anything on the ODI website about the giveaway?
  • + 1
 Sensus
  • + 1
 Odi sdg hansolo
  • + 1
 Race Face Sniper
  • + 1
 ODI Ruffian MX
  • + 1
 Thats what she said.
  • + 1
 ODI SDG's nough said.
  • + 1
 ODI Rogue Lock-Ons
  • + 1
 Oury lock-ons for me.
  • + 1
 ODI Rogue Lock-Ons
  • + 1
 hope grips
  • + 1
 sensus grips for life !
  • + 1
 Ruffian MX or Spesh SIP
  • + 1
 worn*
  • + 1
 Fat lock-ons!
  • + 1
 ESI Extrachunky
  • + 1
 renthal kevlar push on

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