World’s Lightest Lock-On MTB Grips?

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Fabric is a company based out of the UK that’s known for producing sleek saddles (and a cageless water bottle, in case you missed it), and during a meeting at Sea Otter I spotted what the company is claiming is the lightest lock-on grip available. Honestly just looking at the design I would say there probably …

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Get a Grip with the WTB PadLoc

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See what I did there? Get a grip? Because this article is about grips. Don’t roll your eyes like that. Bad puns are required by law in this bicycle journalism game. Ask BikeSnobNYC if you don’t believe me. But now, to business. If you’re experiencing fatigue on the bike — and aren’t we all? — …

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Review: The New Easton 35 Cockpit: Haven 35 Carbon Low Rise Bar, Haven 35 Stem, and Grips

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First of all, why 35? To paraphrase a friend of mine who is a mechanic, the biking industry is unique in that innovation makes its own predecessors obsolete. Like me, the first question that many readers may ask is, “why bother changing the diameter of a handlebar that has worked so well for so many years? …

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Review: Loaded Precision AMXC NoSlip Grips

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What do you get when guys from a mountain bike components company go riding with NASA engineers? You end up with a set of grips with a space age rubber compound so tacky, you’ll feel like your hands are glued to them. Construction The Loaded Precision AMXC NoSlip grips employ a proprietary rubber compound that …

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Nukeproof Warhead Bar & Stem + Element Grips

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Some of you may not be familiar with the name Nukeproof but the company has actually been around since 1992. Nukeproof started off in Grand Rapids, MI producing high quality carbon bar ends and titanium/aluminum and carbon/aluminum hubs. Now owned and distributed by Hotlines in the UK, Nukeproof is really making a name for themselves …

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Heated MTB Handlebar Grips from A’ME

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After years of research, A’ME Grips just introduced a lock-on, heated mountain bike handlebar grip. The company claims “a comfortable hand temperature improves blood flow which reduces fatigue and maximizes dexterity and performance” and we don’t disagree – though we’ll probably still stick to a good pair of insulated MTB gloves for the coldest days …

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Geeky Bar Grips

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As if mountain bikes weren’t becoming geeked out enough with GPS and electronic suspension, now you can get keyboard grips for your ride. Okay, so these are actually BMX grips from Odyssey but with the flick of a knife you can lop off the flanges and mount these babies on your mountain bike. The keyboard …

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