Xc/trail grip recommendations

oobaa47

Well-Known Member
#1
I know this is highly subjective, but I was wondering what kind of grips everyone prefers. My stock grips sort of look like odi ruffians but give my hands problems when descending. I was looking for something with a little more shock absorption....thx
 

oobaa47

Well-Known Member
#13
I've only rocked lock-ons on my bikes......do the esi chunky's ever come loose? What about if water or dirt gets underneath? It just seems the way they are put on that they would loosen up way before lock-ons would...
 

Jmann

Well-Known Member
#14
I've only rocked lock-ons on my bikes......do the esi chunky's ever come loose? What about if water or dirt gets underneath? It just seems the way they are put on that they would loosen up way before lock-ons would...
I’ve had less issues with esi than lock on grips. I’ve had lock ons slip but can’t remember silicone grips moving on me.
 

JDurk

Well-Known Member
#15
I've only rocked lock-ons on my bikes......do the esi chunky's ever come loose? What about if water or dirt gets underneath? It just seems the way they are put on that they would loosen up way before lock-ons would...
I've never had a problem. The ends usually get beat up then I just replace. Install with alcohol works great. Have removed with compressor nozzle and reinstalled with alcohol. No slipping.
 

jdog

Shop: Halter's Cycles
Shop Keep
#18
The DMR Death Grips have become a shop favorite for a while now.

http://unduro.co.uk/mtb/review-dmr-death-grips/

They are bigger than most and they hold up really well

Good w or w/o gloves too

They lock on with a single clamp and they never move

We have the camo, blk and orange on hand in the shop

I tried the esi and I found them to be too smooth and highly fragile.
 
#19
That deathgrip looks nice and remids me of the old ODI's I have on my Fat Chance.

For everything else I use BMX grips - lots of variety in style, pattern, thickness and rubber compound. I smear 3M contact adhesive on the bar and inside the grip, slide it on and wipe off the excess - dries in 12/24 hours. I've been doing this for decades and the grips will stay put for a season or two, but the adhesive rubs right off the bar when you replace grips.