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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Answer’s Fall Line DH Grips and Rove FR Pedals


Answer is a name that has been under the radar for a little while but they’re back again with an all new product line up. Here are two Answer products that I’m sure will pique your interest: The Fall Line DH Grip ($30 MSRP) and the Rove FR Pedals ($95 MSRP). Grips and pedals are …

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Geeky Bar Grips


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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Ergon’s GA1 and GX1 Leichtbau Grips Review


A tale of two grips? Vorsprung durch Technik? German grip maker Ergon, now famous with its different view on how you should hold on to your handle bars, has expanded their MTB grip line even further. Ergon now offers twelve different grips so you’re sure to find one that will fit your hand and application. …

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