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  1. blindboxx2334

    blindboxx2334 Turbo Monkey

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    i had these on my DJ and have never had so much love for a pair of grips (other than the sh!tty grub screw clamp system), from what i understand, these are discontinued..


    can anyone recommend some thicker grips like this with a soft rubber compound? (not interested in thick grips with a hard compound) id really like some thicker grips for the DH bike i am currently building.. the sunlines really helped with hand/arm pump, not sure why thick grips arent more popular. they were like pillows for my hands. :D


    thx in advance
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  2. boylagz

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    ODI Rogues. Had em before and I like em.
     
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  4. Lex

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    I have lockon Ourys on all of my bmx and mountainbikes. I've tried others and always come back to them.
     
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    Not quite sure what "soft rubber compound" you're looking for but I only use the larger grips on all of my bikes since I've got fairly large hands. I've got the ODI Rogues on my DH bike, Specialized Enduro XL's on my full suspension bike, and Raceface Strafes on my hardtail. All of those are the larger sized grips.
     
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    +1 on the ODI Rogues. ive got big hands and don't like the thin grips as i get arm pump. with thicker grips, barely any. i run Rogues on all my bikes. they wear well and last a long time.
     
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    boy- ive felt those on numerous other bikes and do not like them, they started hurting my hands pretty damn quick. IIRC they start out as a hard compound and then get softer as you ride them.. id like a grip thats ready to go.

    kid-do you know the diameter of them? i googled but no luck. i havent had a mushroom style grip since the bmx days.. maybe its time to go back! 13 bux is also a damn fine deal for some lock ons.
     
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    They're the biggest grip I've ever had on a bike. I can measure when I get home.

    Yeah I was going to offer to give them to you if you're ever up here but with as cheap as they are, they're a pretty easy decision.

    I'll get back to you.
     
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    Dem Free Agents damn similar to what Im running now, Sensus'. By far my favorite. Kinda on the skinny side but the wave pattern I really like. Good amount of grip, like the feel and control I have using em. With or without mits on theyre awesome.
     
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    These are WAY thicker than sensus. That's actually what I'm replacing them with.
     
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    blindboxx2334 Turbo Monkey

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    its hard to explain what the sunline thicks were like, because simply put, ive never felt a grip like this before. and i want moar

    due to the soft compound and thickness if you squeeze hard enough while riding your hands can shift around a little bit without actually physically moving your hand. i saw a thread here earlier (dated late 08 or 09 i believe) that someone brings this up and said they didnt like the sunline grips b/c of that.

    i have never felt a grip that acutally disperses & dampens small vibrations until i tried the sunlines. im now hooked on thick grips
     
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    no worries, you dont gotta measure them. ill take your word for it. :D
    ive always wanted to try those as well. maybe when i come down from my 'i want thick grips' phase

    edit:
    thanks for the suggestions everyone else too!

    as for the oury grips, ive also tried those and dont like them. they start off somewhat hard and then get soft. they also make a mess all over my hands.. (i dont ride with gloves sometimes) =/

    i wish i wasnt so picky..
     
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    Ran these too. A lil harder than Rogues, but thicker.
     
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    Ourys or Rogues are the thickest I've seen.
     
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    Lizardskins Northshore. Looks pretty thick to me!
     
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    You're more than welcome to have them if you're up here anytime soon. I'm just going to hand them to someone. Might as well be you.
     
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    havent seen those northshore ones.. ill look into them!

    kid, how far 'up' are you? im in sacramento (probably not far enough)

    edit:
    thx again, apprecaite you guys helping me out with what rubber you prefer :D
     
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  19. kidwoo

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    If you're ever at northstar I'm close

    I don't ride there but I'm always going past it and could meet up.

    Just let me know.


    And yeah those nortshore ones look kinda cool.
     
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    Lizard Skins North Shore...but they recently changed the design to Oury copies.
     
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    I love these. Got them on my trail bike and the long BMX ones on my DH bike. No more arm pump.
     
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    superstar component have the biggest and longest i've seen so far.
    There about the same softness as the rogue
    I use them on 3 bikes
     
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    The North Shores are thick but definitely not soft
     
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    +1 On Rogues, they are the tits.
     
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    are these the excel grips?
     
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    looking into trying those! ill probably buy a pair or two of diff grips and see what i like best..
     
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    rogues, ourys
     
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    yes they are the excel
     
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    is that a new bike company or something? never herd of them.

    sweet thanks.



    also saw these on PB today.. 30 & 33mm thickness. (carbon bar friendly for you WW)
     
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    I am a big fan of the Rogue lock-ons.
     
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    I remember seeing a video with some pro (might have been kyle strait) talking about a new grip that he had helped design specifically for people with man hands. I'm sure someone on here remembers what I'm talking about.
     
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    Stick, i measured the TLD vs. the ruffians, and found the TLD to be 1mm in dia > than the ruffians.....
    Im trying out the tld because of the flange this weekend. Hope i really dont notice the difference of 1mm...