Recommendation: Love these grips! Grip is always there. I've ridden these in 100 degree Florida heat to racing in a thunderstorm at 40 degrees. They work great in all conditions. Easy to put on and stay where they are!
Pros: Easy install! Look cool! SUPER GRIP! Don't move.
Recommendation: These grips are super easy to put on and once they're there, they're not moving. Rode them first today and was amazed how much grip they provide. Even if they're wet they still provide unbelievable grip. After riding for a short while, I noticed I wasn't having to pay attention to my grip like I would with my old grips. Bottom line...these grips are really awesome.
Pros: looks really trick, don't slip at all, easy installation/removal, excellent grip thats slightly tacky...did i mention they look awesome?
Cons: price could be a bit lower...i got mine at my LBS for $27.00
Recommendation: though they're not the cheapest grips you can get, they are well worth the money! the grip they provide is excellent, and they won't slip AT ALL once they're tightened. They are also reallyhigh qulity as far as the grip compound and the aluminum bar ends. also check out your LBS because some sell CUSTOM ones! i have annodized orange bar ends with a laser etched logo.
Pros: If you've got big hands..these are the grips to use.
Cons: Don't lean your bike against your car..the ODI locks will remind you with a scrape. Easy to remove if you need to do shifter/brake lever work. ODI Locks don't readily clamp down on slick carbon bars.
Recommendation: I can't remember why I got these...but I'm guilty of equating price with quality and this applies to these grips. If you have large hands these will fit as good as your hand around a properly sized tennis racket. I love the fact that they slide on easily without subjecting yourself to a wrestling match trying to force a soft grip on with soap or hairspray. I use carbon build compound to get a secure clamp down on carbon bars.
Pros: Good balance of firm/squishy. No sharp corners on the lock rings. Never twist. Last a long time.
Cons: Could be cheaper
Recommendation: Lizardskins Moab Lock-on Grips have earned the highest compliment I can give to any contact point – I forget that they are there. I have been using these grips for a little over a year on my hardtail steel single-speed where I frequently have to climb out of the saddle really torqueing on the handlebar: they have never moved. The Moab grips are very comfortable with gloves with a nice balance of firmness and compliance. Barehanded they are OK and still have a good feel when slicked with sweat. The locking rings have a smooth finish with rounded edges and a recessed bolt hole – no sharp edges to irritate. My pair have withstood many impacts with trees with no noticeable damage – but I did lose a left side endplug in a crash. Installation was easy and they use a standard 3mm allen wrench to tighten down.