Has anyone seen this before? It’s from nunchuckgrips.com and not only do they have the knife version shown, there’s also a mini pepper spray grip too. I’ve heard of road bikers carrying pepper spray to keep dogs away and heck, mountain bikers do carry bear spray, though those cans are usually massive, way too big to fit inside a handlebar.
I remember seeing a video from someone (Backcountry.com?) showing a pepper spray product that was designed specifically for use by cyclists to deter aggressive dogs. It did have some kind of quick-draw system but not only that, it shot out a concentrated and powerful stream so the spray didn’t blow back into the rider’s face. I guess it’s hard to control where pepper spray goes when you’re moving at high speeds…
The marketing for the knife grips does seem to be really focused on thwarting attackers but I was just thinking a knife could come in pretty handy for bikepacking and general repair stuff on the trail. Just last night I borrowed a buddy’s knife to cut the end off an annoying zip tie after repairing my helmet light.
With as personal and important a choice as grips are(at least for me), I would never purchase a set based on what weapon got stored inside of it. I carry enough with me that I don’t need to store more in my handlebars and if I’m in a situation in which someone is attacking me, I’ll man up, step off the bike and beat them to death with my trail saw.