18 Interesting Products from Interbike: Visionary, or Delusional?

Pad Loc Grips & Angle-cut Bars

Ever have trouble getting your grips to stay put? Jason Moeschler of WTB had a grip slip resulting in a nasty crash. In an effort to solve that problem, he developed the new Pad Loc concept. The grips use a wedge shape on one end that mates with the tapered end of a bar. An additional benefit is that you get some extra rubber on the end of the grips, which is said to be more comfortable than a standard grip. The drawback? You either have to buy a Pad Loc-specific bar, or cut yours to work with the grips. So far, Truvativ is on board, and bars will come with WTB’s Pad Loc grips in the box.

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Park Tool is making a cutting guide for those that want to modify a non-Pad Loc bar
Park Tool is making a cutting guide for those that want to modify a non-Pad Loc bar

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