Ergon Isn’t Just Grips: New Products for 2017


When I used to think of Ergon, my mind would automatically jump to grips. But more recently, they’ve jumped into the saddle game, and they’ve also started making hydration packs, gloves, and insoles, all with “ergonomic” fit at the forefront of design (imagine that!). I stopped by the Ergon booth at Interbike and spoke with several …

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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


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


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 Pedals and Grips


Fresh from Loaded Precision I bring you the new signature pedals and unique-looking AmXc grips! Loaded has made an appearance on a few of my bikes in the past (Banshee Legend and Amp), so when I decided how I wanted my new V-10 C to look I called up the guys at Loaded and they …

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Heated MTB Handlebar Grips from A’ME


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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