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Grips - Thick or thin?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by SylentK, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. SylentK

    SylentK Turbo Monkey

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    So who runs what and why? Is it at all related to hand size?

    Let's hear it!
     
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  2. BigHitComp04

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    Ive got some stock grips on my Demo and they are just too thin. Im gonna get some thick Sunline grips pretty soon. I had ODI Ruffians and i liked those a lot, they were pretty thick. Somehow the thicker grip just makes my bike feel more solid.
     
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  3. DHS

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    you should make a poll, you'd get more feedback. half the people here don't like posting reply's

    i like thin grips
     
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  4. ronan

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    ruffians are thin grips

    i use thick because i have a bad right wrist and the pain is less with thick, and i dont want to wear a brace
     
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  5. jonKranked

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    i have odi ruffians as well. great grip. overall i prefer thin.
     
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  6. lukebikes

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    i like thin grips no gloves all the way. i feel i have a better grip on teh bars without the gloves
     
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  7. Tenchiro

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    I ran personagrip tape for a long time, it was tacky and molded for my hands. The problem is that you can swap them out. I would like to find some thin ODI blanks so I could wrap the personagrip around them.

    Overall I prefer thinner grips and gloves with minimal padding. But the ODI lizardskins are about the max I like to run.
     
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  8. Mr Ridiculous

    Mr Ridiculous Margarita my slippers

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    I used to run Ruffians, but they weren't thick enough and my hands would start cramping after a few runs. I switched to the Intense half-flange lock on and it's been smooth sailing.
     
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    i ride thick sunline grips, because if i run thin grips i found out that at the end of a dh run my hands are so cramped that it actually hurts to open them. also i just hold on to tight :P
     
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    I used to run thick, "Yeti" lock-ons. One day I threw some uber-thin BMX style grips on, moved my levers way in and I've never gone back, don't know why, really. Could be because I have more finger around the grips, especially when I'm riding the lever.
    You've got Sunline support, order a pair of each and lets go ride! Or I'll order a thin, you get a thick and we'll swap midday.
     
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    I think a thin, soft, half-waffle patterned lock-on would be the shiz.
     
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    I have thin Sunlines. I just like them.
     
  13. Lollapalooza

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    I like Ruffians more than any other grip I've tried. Some Funn grips with the same pattern as Ruffians came on my current bike but the compound wasn't as comfy.
     
  14. SylentK

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    Hmm...interesting. All those running thin grips, what size glove do you wear?

    I'm wondering if there's a correlation between thin grip lovers and smaller hands. I wear size large gloves and thought I'd like thin grips, cuz sometimes on rough courses your grips start to feel "thicker" and harder to hold on...probably due to hand fatigue. But after installing some, they just feel, well really skinny and seem like I have to consciously remember to grip harder to maintain control. But I wanted to see what other peeps do.
     
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    Actually Sunline makes some, and I'm running them on my Commie. And I'm still getting used to 'em. I still don't know if I'm sold. Time will tell...:monkeydance:
     
  16. Lollapalooza

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    Depending on the manufacturer, I wear medium to large gloves. Right now I have some Troy Lee Air Gloves.
     
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    it's related to hand size (and trendiness of course).

    Thin may be in, but not for my XXL mitts. I use ODI Rogues.

    -r
     
  18. fellow pinner

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    ODI ruffians all i can say.
     
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    I prefer thicker grips because all my finger and in general my hands suck. Right now I'm running ODI Intense, but I'm looking for thicker grips...anyone know which are the thickest grips out there? my glove size is 11 btw.
     
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    Sylent, what color grips you got? Might take some of those off your hands for ya... thins, right?
     
  21. ThePriceSeliger

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    I run Shadow Conspiracy grips with the flange on them. I forget the patten name on them. Nice and soft and pretty thin. Love them!
     
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    Check out the Yeti lock-ons that I was running. Pretty fat. However, they have some thick, raised lettering that kinda rotated when you throttled on the grips a little, after awhile the lettering actually would peel off in places. Probably why I like the waffle patterned grips so much, you get that leverage that you feel the grip gives you, but it's not as prominent.
     
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    Haha! That's exactly what I've got on my ECD right now! Gooey, sticky, and pliable but you can feel the bike more...in a good way.
     
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    I always like thin grips better and I never get sore or tired hands.

    I've felt that thicker grips make you squeeze harder, causing your hands to fatigue sooner.

    That's my theory anyways, carried over from riding streetbikes.
     
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    That's a good point. I ride really loose-handed. Feels like I just kinda rattle around on the bars. So with thin grips I am able to keep my fingers around more grip while riding looser.
     
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    Sunline thick grips. I like them a lot.
     
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    I have the bmx ruffians (the ones with the flange) on my demo, and I pretty much always ride that bike with gloves on. I have the demolition team grips on my ht for the second time, and they are legit. Super soft, thick but not too fat, the micro-waffle pattern is nice, never twist or slip at all, and they last longer than any grip I've used. I guess I like to ride a thicker grip on my ht cause I ride it without gloves alot. The clear ones look sick on white/colored bars too.
     

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    Thin, soft compound, half waffle grips. Renthal half waffle soft (the really light grey ones) will do the trick. Although they are not lock ons, they are the best.
     
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    Oury's are about as thick as they get. My hands are a bit bigger than average and I'll never switch to something else.
     
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    Hmm, really Ruffians are thin, then my grips must be uberthin. How much thicker are the thick Sunlines compared to the Ruffians?
     
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    When I was racing motocross thats what i used, but id use a razor and cut the waffles off.
    Now that im on the cycle i like think grips and rock the hell out of the ourys.
     
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    ODI north shores are the fattest ones ive seen, but now im runnin ruffians with gloves and its workin pretty well
     
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    I use the odi rogues, thick enough and soft enough.

    I have used ruffians but they were too thin.
    also used the YETI grips but they gave me blisters

    I wear x-large gloves.
     
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    XXL TLD Airs with Sunline slims
     
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    I wear large gloves and run the ruffian on all my bikes. I used to ride the rogues but after 5 whistler runs my hands hated me. Run the ruffians all day with no problems.
     
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    big hands thick grips
     
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    Thin grips for me. More control and maybe less fatigue. I have different grips on all my bikes at the moment, but I prefer Ruffians or Intense ODIs. Small hands- size medium gloves usually.
     
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    big hands and thin grips for me, not sure why, just feels like it gives me more control.

    Currently sunline thins but normally ruffians
     
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    i really like my oury lock ons, but i'm thinking i might try something else next time around. i have ruffians on my dj bike and they're pretty nice, i think i like a tiny bit more padding than they offer but they're still great. the ODI x-tremes look pretty nice actually, i may try those next.
     
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    XL gloves with sunline thins or ruffians, not that big of a fan of thick grips