Handle Bar Grips

ChrisEyles

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They would, but imo it's not really an upgrade or worth doing at all, unless your current grips are knackered (or you're desperate for colour coordinated lock rings :laugh:).
 
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MonsterEnergy

MonsterEnergy

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They would, but imo it's not really an upgrade or worth doing at all, unless your current grips are knackered (or you're desperate for colour coordinated lock rings :laugh:).
yeh they are knackered...hense the reason i said, cause mine keep slipping, so i thought about getting lock on
 
I have got pull off handle bar grips on my MTB, but wondering if lock on grips would work instead?
Lock-ons are pretty essential if you're intent on progressing your mountain bike riding as much as you imply.

I use Pilgrips (Sam Pilgrim's signature grip) or Deathgrips (Brendog's sig grip) on my MTB's and they are 100% comfy & reliable. If they are good enough for those two's riding then they are good enough for 99.9% of the rest of us.
 

DRM

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West Yorks
Lock-ons are pretty essential if you're intent on progressing your mountain bike riding as much as you imply.

I use Pilgrips (Sam Pilgrim's signature grip) or Deathgrips (Brendog's sig grip) on my MTB's and they are 100% comfy & reliable. If they are good enough for those two's riding then they are good enough for 99.9% of the rest of us.
This is correct, I had some superstar components ones on my MTB, they're an essential upgrade to any MTB used in anger off road imo.
 

ChrisEyles

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Devon
Interested so many here find lock-on grips to be essential - I always thought this was a solution to a problem that doesn't exist!

Must confess to having bought a pair with colour co-ordinated lock rings for one of my bikes though :laugh:
 

DRM

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West Yorks
Interested so many here find lock-on grips to be essential - I always thought this was a solution to a problem that doesn't exist!

Must confess to having bought a pair with colour co-ordinated lock rings for one of my bikes though :laugh:
Not if your seriously in to MTB'ing, there is a real danger that should your grips move, even slightly, your having an off, it's that simple, it's the last thing you want when negotiating a drop off, or a twisty very steep downhill section, that you need your bum hovering over the back wheel to get down safely, there is a lot of force on the grips during those situations.
 

ChrisEyles

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Location
Devon
Interesting. I have lock ons on one bike and regular grips on another and can't tell the difference, and I ride harder than most of the people I go out with, small jumps, drop offs etc aplenty.

No doubt lock ons would reduce the chance of that particular scenario if you have slippy grips. Mine take a lot of hand strength to rotate, but I guess there's always the chance you get a bit of GT85 under there while cleaning the bike or something?
 
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