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dnbnickdnbnick Posts: 23
edited September 2016 in MTB buying advice
Hi all, I'm just after a bit of feedback on some grips I'm thinking of getting the Crank Brothers Cobalt Grips or any better ones out there as spoilt for choice really.

Thx in advance.

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  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    I have small hands so use ergon thin GE1 grips.
  • Yeah cheers m8 I'll definitely have a look at them GE1'S
  • Been using Renthal lock-ons for a few years and will buy a new set as replacements (come in 4 compounds from 'kevlar' through to super-soft).
    I find the medium compound is the most comfortable for my riding style (screaming while holding on for dear life).
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  • Been using Renthal lock-ons for a few years and will buy a new set as replacements (come in 4 compounds from 'kevlar' through to super-soft).
    I find the medium compound is the most comfortable for my riding style (screaming while holding on for dear life).
    Yeah thx I go take a look now
  • Generally, Crank Bros kit is style before function.
    My favourite grips are ODI Ruffians.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    My personal favourites are Lizard Skins Peaty. Fairly long lasting, soft and squidgy and stick like glue.
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  • Been using Renthal lock-ons for a few years and will buy a new set as replacements (come in 4 compounds from 'kevlar' through to super-soft).
    I find the medium compound is the most comfortable for my riding style (screaming while holding on for dear life).

    Another one here using Renthal lock on's. Mine are the Kevlar variety. Had them on for just over a year, covered a few thousand miles and are still really comfy and grippy. The only signs of wear are that the pattern on the grips now have a few smooth spots, but I think they have covered 4000 miles worth of XC riding now.

    I'll be buying them again when I feel the need. I'll also be getting some Renthals for my commuter bike at some point.
  • BigAlBigAl Posts: 3,122
    + another 1 for Ruffians

    Superstar do a pretty good 'copy' at about half the price. Whether they last as long... Not sure
  • mugensimugensi Posts: 559
    I'm using Vans waffle sole grips, I like the soft rubbery texture and they're grippy as hell.
  • nasha48nasha48 Posts: 231
    Using Lizard Skins Northshore. Bought them also as they were larger diameter. However, still find them too small really as don't always like the fact that I can so easily touch my palm with fingertips. Hands are big, but not unusually. Anyone use something chunkier on the bars?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Something a bit different to the other suggestions, I like the Ritchey WCS closed cell foam, a nice shape that fits in the hand giving ample grip and good comfort, excellent buzz absorption as well.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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