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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by CraigS, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. CraigS

    CraigS Monkey

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    Need some new grips. (I know, not very exciting)
    I've always used Odi Ruffians with the dual lock on clamps but wanted to try the new offerings from them with the single clamp called "Elite Motion".
    I like the idea of not having that outside lock ring as sometimes it can be uncomfortable.
    With only one lock ring I'm concerned that the grip may slip or have that loose feeling.
    Anyone have any experience with them?
     
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  2. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    Single clamps work fine. I cut a pair down to use with gripshifts and only have one clamp. They never gave me any issues. I'm sure if they're made to be that way they'll work fine too.
     
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  3. dan-o

    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    Shouldn't be a problem, odi knows what they're doing.
    I switched from ruffians to ergon single clamp grips and haven't had any slipping issues.
    Added bonus of not pinching hand as hard with tree strikes, too.
    Check out the ergon ge-1 grips if you ride the outside edge of your bars, I like the added real estate they provide.
     
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  4. Sandwich

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    http://www.bikemag.com/gear/components/controls/review-odi-elite-flow-grips/


    well shit, brah.

    Thinking of picking up those elites for my bike soon. Can't find the old intense half waffle/half flange that I loved so much. I did not like the ergon GA1s I had. They were extremely firm rubber/plastic with just a coating of grippy rubber on top. I much prefer a little give in the rubber, like non-locks give. I've also tried WTB 4-front and RAV-X something or others that combine a soft rubber top with a hard plastic bottom.
     
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    Any lock on grip becomes a single lock on with a hacksaw. I've been doing it for years.
     
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    Don't need lock-ons anymore now that all the crap on my bars are split perch.
     
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    Best grips evah, especially in this Ferrari (great for a Yeti) colorway.

     
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    I really like the ODI flow grips.
    I got those and the pro version that has more pad under the palm. I liked the flow much better, and this is coming from years of ODI/oury grips. You can really feel the thicker part of the grip and get it where you want it.
    No issues with the single clamp slipping, they are solid.

    Team Keene the American Dream FTW!
     
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    just picked up some of brendawgs grips. there's a bit of an internal taper to the core, so they snug onto the end of the bar.

     
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    Was running Rogue's for years - not perfect but best I've found long-term
    Decided to try something else, everybody said go thinner you'll love it they said....
    Got a set of Deathgrips in the awesome camo as seen above.
    Love them except - they don't have enough vibration damping - the hand with the nerve damage is complaining to management. Flow trails, no problem, but get into teh rough and ouch. Just not thick enough to cushion the way I need. Back to the search.

    What about ESI Chunky or Extra Chunky?

    Rogues are 32mm, Chunky is 32, EX is 34...

    Anybody want to chime in with ideas for decent trail feel, but thick enough to kill some vibration?
    Single inboard clamp prefered to dual but I'll live.

    The old time Rogue should have lotsa competition by now - what do you recommend?
     
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  13. dan-o

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    I like my ergon ge-1. (Because enduro)
    Come in two thicknesses.
    I use the larger size, coming from ruffians, and my hands and broken multiple times wrists appreciated the change.
     
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    You should definitely hack your bars to a sharp point and run WTB grips, they're the best ever, the marketing guy told me so.

    No problems with my single clamp grips, though I'm tempted to go back to old school slip ons with a bit of wire because I never actually need to remove them anymore for service.
     
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    I put my money where my mouth is - Serfas Silicone grips. I have them on the Balance and on the DHR. They dampen vibrations very nicely.

     
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    I run the extra chunky ESI , my only real complaint is they have a off center hole and they do rotate . you start with the thickest portion of the grip under your palm , but over time they spin and you get the thinnest portion under the palm .

    Would I invest in silicone grips again , YES!!! they made a difference on long climbs , and on long decents
     
  18. Gary

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    what are they like gloveless?
    Feel? thickness?

    I really like thin diameter grips and am struggling to find anything decent in a lock-on anymore.
    I absolutely HATED the feel of mushroom grips back in the early BMX days. So much so the inboard part kinda gives me the creeps just looking at it but I'm pretty sure all of my hand would be outboard of that bit. failing that Stanley knives were made for a reason. ;)
     
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  19. Muddy

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    And these were your next-fave?? ;)

     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    Ergon still make 'em.

    Spackers still buy 'em
     
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  21. Muddy

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    The fact that grips wear does make nil on benefits.
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    But they are
     
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    Not with that specific grip.

    But I really like the Transition OEM grips, they are a single lock on. No problems.
    Also the Santa Cruz OEM Grips that come on their completes are single ring and the only problem I had with those was a broken grip from smashing a tree.
    ODI- AG1 on my DH bike for most of the season and no slipping there either.
    Specialized OEM singe ring grips on my wife's stumpjumper, my stumpjumper and also now on my fatbike, the stumpy's are gone, but I don't recall any issues, and no problems on the winter cruiser.

    My major complaint with single ring grips is the durability of the end, I tend to tear them up when I hit trees.

    Otherwise I've become a fan of the single ring for the exact reason you described, they are more comfortable and allow more hand position movement's on longer rides when needed.
     
  26. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    HA! Had them in blue on my '82 Redline! What's old is new again!
     
  27. saruti

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    if you ride with no gloves, like me (its just too hot here) than try foam grips
    http://mtbholic.com/גריפים/
    the translate is not the best but you can understand most of it :)
     
  28. Electric_City

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    https://www.amazon.com/ODI-Longneck-ST-Handlebar-Grip/dp/B006U9AB7W

    Mmmmmmmm....

    So comfy on my DH bike. I had carpet tunnel surgery on both hands and love these grips. After using lock-ons (their marketing got me) I never thought I'd go back. Wrong! I really see no need to use lock-ons anymore. How often do you remove them? Once a year? Use an air compressor. At $9 a pair, I don't feel like I'm at a loss either.
     
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    Sensus disisdaboss

    Best grips ever made IMO, especially gloveless.
     
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  30. jonKranked

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    were you trying to order through their webstore?

    http://www.shorexgrips.com/product/streamlined-lock-on/
     
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    I've been digging the ODI Elite Pro grips lately. I've got relatively big hands and found the Gwin version too small/not enough cushion. These are great if you want just a little more without something as thick as Oury, etc. They also have a slightly harder rubber at the outside edge that is comfortable to hold on to but doesn't blow through as easily as others.

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    the grips are a bit on the narrow side (ie, 4 1/2" effective width), so you're definitely going to be using the mushroom bit. i didn't like the full mushrooms either, but this gives a bit of cush to the thumb area, and the rest of the grip is aggressively grippy. comes in two diameters - i've got the larger ones, that feel spot on gloveless (i like to go a bit larger diameter sans gloves). not bad, overall, tho i'm missing the high frequency absorption of my previous esi's.
     
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    I listened to you all, or at least some of you, and picked this stuff up today at Golden Bike Shop:



    That bar tape is for my commuter, on the inner section of my weird-ass multi-bend bars. Expensive shit, that. Grip color choices were blue and puke green, ugh.
     
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    And they kept on keeping on until 1986 or so - that's when I'd started to race. Oakley I had were O-Wing.

    Hairspray or alcohol?
     
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    Keep an Allen handy on first ride so can adjust the grip orientation. Basic rule of thumb is to match logo orientation but it took me a few adjustments to dial it in.
     
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    Sensus slide ons for me w/ krylon spray adhesive. I used to be a disciple of ODI Ruffian but w/ split perch controls i like the softness and end nubs of the sensus. Grips are like religion don't discuss while drinking, everyone has an opinion and none of them are 'correct'.
     
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    Hairspray was always my go to. Of course with 5 sisters and it being the 80's, it was pretty easy to come by.
     
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    Air nozzle w/ Cyclecraft Fred'z handlebars. Similar to RL Forklifter with open ends on the lower bout. O-Wing and A'me Tri grips would pump up, slip over, never slip.

    I never bagged a babe, so Hairspray was just out of my reach.
     
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    My brother got some nice redline single lock, they are pretty soft for lock on.
    I like slip on, for thin, I have some kink samurai grips on my dj bike, they are awesome. Wider and softer, 29mm I think.