Bjorn Bikes have teamed up with ODI – a leader in grip technology – to produce 100% recycled rubber grips. The grips are made at ODI’s headquarters in the USA using recycled post-industrial rubber from ODI’s grip manufacturing. Check out more details at Bjorn.
We’ve sung Ergon’s praises before and a recent announcement should pique the interest of DH and gravity riders. The new GD1 MTB grip offers ergonomics and comfort, fine-tuned for the rigors of racing flat-out down the most rugged trails. The GD1 Evo features more damping, better control, and enhanced comfort, resulting in less gripping power due to its conical shape, super soft thumb zone, and new inner stop design. In addition, the factory version features a unique rubber compound exclusively made in Germany for an even more precise grip feel. The GD1 Evo is twist-proof on carbon handlebars and available in two diameters.
Check out all the info at Ergon.
If you look at all my mountain bikes, you’ll note they all share one thing in common: the grips! A few years back, I got hit by a car and broke my pinky. It took months of PT to get my grip back to where I could feel comfortable on a mountain bike again. Yet, one thing I noticed was severe pain while on long descents. I tried everything but then a friend turned me on to the GE1 grips from Ergon and I never experienced pain again. Now, I’m not a physical therapist or a bike fit specialist, but the team at Ergon have designed the best grips I’ve ever used and they fixed my hand pain.
New for 2020 are my favorite grips, back in a few new colors. Take these olive drab and desert tan grips. It’s like they made them especially for us! The new 2020 designs from Ergon are shipping now, so holler at your shop to order you a pair if you too are a fan.
OURY’s signature grips are now available in a single-sided lock version. Their classic design hasn’t changed much over the years and with good reason. Their anti-vibration, large pad design offers comfort and reliability for just about any user. These new grips lock onto your bars with 3 mm SCM-440 CRMO steel bolts and ODI lock jaw rings. As with their standard grips, the V2 is made in the U.S.A.
-5 1/3″ long measuring front clamp to end of grip (135 mm)
-7/8″ I.D. (22.25 mm)
-1 1/3″ O.D. (33 mm)
-4.3 ounces (122 grams)
Retail is $35 for a pair of grips. See more at Oury.
With the launch of Deity’s new Supracush grips come some of the best product photos I’ve seen in recent memory thanks to Ian Hylands. Back to the grips, the Supracush grips feature a 34mm outer diameter, superior grip design – TRC+ – to maintain traction in all conditions, 133mm length, and a bolt-on 6061 T6 aluminum clamp. See more at Deity.
Fat grips aren’t for everyone and we all know that grip preferences are like saddles in that they vary widely between riders. While super thick grips don’t benefit everyone, a growing number of people actually benefit from the larger diameter, softer durometer grips being offered by many brands. These grips spread the load on your hands to reduce pressure spots, which is a huge concern to cyclists who have experienced finger numbness due to too much pressure on the ulnar nerve.
Wolf Tooth’s newest grips, the 11.5mm thick Mega Fat Paw and the Mega Fat Paw Cam grips look to offer their fattest diameter year. On top of the other issues they can alleviate, the fat diameter also provides excellent vibration damping. For even more tunable comfort the Fat Paw Cam grips can be rotated to fit your preferred grip patterning. All this with a 40mm diameter.
Head to Wolf Tooth Components to read more.
I’ve been using the RedMonkey Sports grips for a few years now and their offerings were my favorite in terms of the silicone grip models out there. News dropped this morning that Wolf Tooth has acquired RedMonkey Sports’ grip line and have added their grip models to their own catalog. This is great news for Wolf Tooth dealers, shops, and consumers alike with five models available to fit just about every rider’s needs.
Check out the full Wolf Tooth grip specs below, straight from the Wolf’s mouth.
This is interesting, I’ll give them that! See more at WTB.
Thanks to our friends at Rivendell, this how-to video on how to make your own grips exists.
LEH SEATS recently relocated to Austin, Texas where the normal catalog has been extended from custom saddles and BMX seats to braided bar wrap. It looks damn nice and for a handmade leather product, it won’t break the bank!
Check out more details here.
Photo by Matt Lingo
From my SF Randomness set
Photo by Matt Lingo for Zen Grips
I met Kit this weekend in SF for the #RideNStyle fixed gear madness that engulfed the city. He’s from SoCal and came up to promote his new company, Zen Grips and race at the event. Made by ODI, these grips are fabricated in the USA and feature a unique compound and grip pattern. Kit was riding them on his track bike and his FGFS team has been repping them hard for the past few months.