Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Grips

10 Responses

  1. Blake says:

    What do I have to take into considertion if I have bar ends? Measured my grips at 135mm from end to the bar end. Some of these are listed as 115mm to 130mm

    • Shorter grips might be designed for grip shift system. Bar ends don’t really matter. Just buy a standard sized grip.

    • TIm says:

      Carefully remove your bar-ends then install your new grips of choice. Now find the nearest trash receptacle and throw those things away. Bar ends are absolutely useless.

      • Coder says:

        Except that it’s nice not to have mud getting packed into your handlebar every time you lay the bike down, or worry about getting stabbed by a sharp bar end if you lose control on a steep descent and go OTB.

        • Annemarie says:

          Bar ends plugs are pretty important. Fall the wrong way without a plug and your bars work like cookie cutters–they will take a core biopsy of whatever you fall on. I am very pleased to have had bar ends when i fell chest first on to mine. ALWAYS have plugs!

  2. Ignatius says:

    I have always had a problem with hand numbness. I guess ergonomic grips would help, but I’m afraid that the same efect that would help with this would be against bike control in All-Mountain use (descending and technical zones).
    Would this be so?

    Cheers

    • I think Ergon’s or Specialized’s grips would work fine for you. Might have a little time to get used to them but plenty of people use them for AM riding.

      • Nick dj says:

        Bought a used bike with the Ergon grips on which I thought would hamper control and so would remove when I got home. But one ride was all I needed to know that no control was lost, but the hammering my wrists and hands were getting was greatly reduced. I honestly would not ride far without them now and they were kept and installed on my new bike when I swapped. Expensive but worth every penny. Try some

  3. Damien says:

    I want a pair that are comfortable and won’t hurt my hands when I am riding

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