Bontrager Teams up With Plastix on New Recycled MTB Grips

Little by little, more mountain bike brands are starting to use recycled materials in their products, like these grips from Bontrager.

Bontrager has a new line of three different mountain bike grips on offer, with plastic cores made from recycled materials. The brand has partnered with Plastix, a Danish plastic collection and recycling company that specializes in turning maritime plastic waste into new products. Plastix claims that using their Green Plastic “means reducing the Eco-Footprint of your product by up to 82% CO2 emissions in comparison to virgin plastic.” 

The XR Trail Pro grip has a slightly thicker 32mm diameter and dual lock-on clamps to keep it tight. It’s available in black for $34.99. The XR Trail Elite option is pared down to a 31mm diameter and single lock-on clamp, with hardened end caps designed to hold up when you lay the bike down. The Elite model comes in four different colors for $24.99. Bontrager’s value focused XR Trail Comp grips also measure at a 31mm diameter with a single lock-on clamp and recycled plastic core. The Trail Comp comes in five colors and retails for $14.99.

“A grip core is a small thing,” said Michael Fitch, Trek’s Director of Product for Essentials. “But small things can add up to something meaningful. We believe in Plastix’ vision for a circular economy for plastic, where this material is never considered waste, and we’re excited to partner with them on this essential step.”